Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you have had to take time off work, or your life has been impacted by your injury, our claim experts are here to help.
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim.
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 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker.
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my 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.
Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:
London road accident claims
If you have been unfortunate enough to be injured in one of the 100's of serious road accidents that occur in London and across the UK every year, you may be able to claim no win, no fee compensation.
Whether you were hurt in a car collision, or were injured in a cycling accident, our useful guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident claim.
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.
London clinical negligence claims
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.
London public place accidents
Whether your accident occurred in a shopping centre or in a public park, and a third party caused your accident, you may be able to claim compensation.
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.
Other types of injury claims in London
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
Read more about Industrial disease compensation
London No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
London injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in London and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in London and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 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.
Do all London personal injury lawyers offer No Win, No Fee?
Many personal injury solicitors in London will work on a No Win, No Fee basis. If you contact a London injury lawyer, they will discuss your accident and injuries with you, and the solicitor will then confirm whether they will be able to offer No Win, No Fee.
Depending on the nature of the case, and on the specialist areas of a given London injury law firm, a firm may not be able to assist. You should always seek a second opinion from another lawyer if your No Win, No Fee claim is not accepted.
Whether you were hurt in a London road accident or in an accident at work in London, Quittance can help you claim compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis.
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|
|Electric shock injury||8|
|Contact with machinery||13|
|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 animal||4|
|Lifting and carrying||169|
|Slip or trip||245|
|Struck by moving vehicle||6|
|Struck by object||95|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1|
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.