Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, we can help.

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We have helped injured people in London and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether the defendant is uninsured.

Talk to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the extent of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

Special damages

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)

Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Injury compensation

Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.

Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.

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London road accident claims

London drivers and other road users have the right to claim compensation if they are hurt due to another party's carelessness.

Whether you were hurt in a car collision on London's roads, or were injured in a cycling accident, our useful guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in London

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place injuries

Government data emphasise the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of injury in the UK workplace.

Negligence claims for fractures and sprains suffered on obstructed footpaths are also common, with pavement crack-related injury claims being made for trips on on Lower Regent St and on Aldwych.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical negligence describes when someone is injured due to a GP or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you just want answers rather than a compensation award. For example, you can contact Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, 350 Euston Road, Regent's Place, London, to make a formal complaint against Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.

Quittance's panel of lawyers covering London have helped claimants with claims brought against NHS and private hospital, including St Thomas', Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7EH.

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Quittance's specialist solicitors can help you make an industrial disease compensation claim.

You can secure compensation for many work-related conditions, including mesothelioma, bladder cancer, and dioxin poisoning.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation claim

Industrial disease claims

London No win, no fee Solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Under a CFA, London injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.

The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in London and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.

By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.

You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.

What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?

You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Caring and sensitive support

Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.

Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.

If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

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Frequently asked questions

How much experience do you have of winning claims in London?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of results-focused personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in London get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants across London get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from ladder accidents to bike accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, mean that claiming compensation is as stress-free as possible.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in London?

You do not need to choose a personal injury solicitor near you.

In general, the only aspect that should be carried out locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

The contrast in the amount of fees between different lawyers often surprises claimants.

E.g. the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant accepting a settlement of £24,114 for a moderate pain disorder could vary from £14,468 to £20,497.

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London personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of advice offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary enormously.

Researching online reviews can certainly be a good place to start when deciding which lawyer best serves your needs.

Read Quittance reviews

What are the road accident statistics in London

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in London are common. Official statistics show 116 fatal accidents, 2,385 serious accidents and 27,769 slight accidents in 2016 across Greater London. This represents almost no change on 2015 statistics.

Reported incidents in London included collisions on the A201 and A3 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A400 and A401 crossroads.

London work accident statistics

The most recent 2019 accident stats for the Westminster Local Authority (2013/14) reported in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the HSE in the following table:

Work accidents in Westminster Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
General175
Electric shock injury8
Contact with machinery13
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)0
Fire related (e.g. burns)5
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)16
Fall from height (scaffolding)105
Injured by an animal4
Lifting and carrying169
Physical attack36
Slip or trip245
Struck against25
Struck by moving vehicle6
Struck by object95
Trapped by something collapsing1

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process on behalf of the injured person.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?

You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.

However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can take years.

Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.

Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:

Personal injury claim type

Estimated claim duration*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

Will I have to go to court?

Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.

Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?

No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Can I get an early compensation payment?

If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.

An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Gaynor Haliday, Legal researcher

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Gaynor Haliday is an experienced legal researcher and published author. She has had numerous articles published in the press and is a legal industry commentator.

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