Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.
Our personal injury services
Every year, we help injured people in Merton, Devon and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. Practically speaking, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident, whether a minor was injured or whether liability can be proved.
Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online 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
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:
Road accident claims in Merton
Road users can claim compensation if they have been hurt on Merton's roads because of someone else's carelessness.
It does not matter whether you were injured in a motorbike accident, or were a passenger in a car accident on Merton's roads, we can help. Our road accident compensation guide explains everything you need to know about what to do.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Merton
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.
No matter what your job is - whether you are a plumber injured on a building site or you had a fall in a warehouse, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Clinical negligence is the term for when someone sustains an injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.
If you only want a detailed explanation of what happened rather than claiming compensation, you could make a formal complaint. You can write to Wonford House, Dryden Road, Exeter, Devon, for example, to make a complaint against Devon Partnership NHS Trust.
Read more about Medical negligence compensation claims
Lawyers can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from noise induced hearing loss to MEK poisoning.
Read more about Industrial disease compensation claims
More claim types
Quittance recognise the difference a successful claim can make to the lives of seriously injured claimants. By limiting the pressure a major injury imposes on a claimant and their dependants, an injury claim allows individuals to prioritise recovery. Quittance's panel of specialist solicitor firms communicate with the Courts and insurance providers, helping to ensure families affected by serious accidents and injuries get medical and financial support.
Read more about Serious injury compensation claims
Merton 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, Merton 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 Merton, Devon 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.
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 handling claims in Merton?
Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of specialist personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people in Merton, Devon and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
Last year, we assisted hundreds of people in Devon get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including building site accidents and pedestrian accidents.
With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.
Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.
Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?
The majority of large firms operate nationwide, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
Merton solicitor reviews
The quality of advice offered by lawyers can differ considerably.
Reviews can be instructive if you are thinking about which lawyer to go with.
Find out more Personal injury solicitors reviews
What are the road accident statistics in Merton
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Merton are relatively common. Government statistics reveal fatal accidents, 32 serious accidents and 481 slight accidents in 2013 in Merton (Total events were 513 council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 617. Incidents in the Merton area in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A24 and A217 crossroads and on the one way street of the A236 and A217 roundabout.
The panel of professional road traffic accident (RTA) injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in fighting for the best general and special damages for anyone hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Merton.
Merton work accident statistics
The most recent 2019 work accident data for the Merton Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive and set out below:
|Work accidents in Merton Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury||1|
|Machinery related injury||6|
|Exposed to fire||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. industrial and air pollution)||3|
|Fall from height||13|
|Injured by an animal||2|
|Lifting and carrying||32|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||45|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3|
|Struck by object||23|
|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.