Speak to a personal injury solicitor today
If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.
With our no win, no fee guarantee, there is no financial risk in making a compensation claim, even if you don't win your claim.
Every year, we help injured people in Merton, Devon and throughout the UK get compensation for their injuries, loss of earnings and any other losses.
How did your injury occur?
The injury claims process varies according to how your injury happened.
Please select how you were injured to find out more:
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 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online Claim Checker.
Can I claim if I was injured as a child?
Claimants who were injured as a child have until their 21st birthday to make a claim on their own behalf. If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, at any time until the child's 18th birthday.
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.
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:
Road accident claims in Merton
Vehicle accidents in Merton are reasonably common. Official 2021 data recorded 499 road accidents in Merton. 424 slight accidents, 73 accidents and 2 fatalities occurred on Merton's roads in 2021. 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.
Drivers, cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians all owe a duty of care to all other road users. If you have been injured as a result of the actions or negligence of another road user, you may be able to start a claim for compensation.
Whether you were injured in a motorbike accident, or were a passenger in a car accident, we can help. Our road accident compensation guide explains everything you need to know about making a claim.
Merton work injury claims
There were 1 fatalities and 96 other work accidents in Merton in 2021.
|HSE-reported work accidents in Merton||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury||1%|
|Machinery related injury||4%|
|Exposed to fire||1%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. industrial and air pollution)||2%|
|Fall from height||8%|
|Injured by an animal||1%|
|Lifting and carrying||19%|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||27%|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2%|
|Struck by object||14%|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1%|
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.
Whether you were injured or became ill working as a factory worker or a school teacher, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.
Merton medical negligence claims
Clinical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured due to the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from any of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Merton.
Merton public place injury claims
An occupier (owner or operator) of premises has a legal duty to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of visitors.
Whether you have been injured in a public park or at an airport, and someone else was at fault, you could be able to start an injury claim.
If you've been hurt in an accident in a public area, we can help you.
Serious injury claims
Claims for particularly serious injuries might include spinal and skull fractures, complex fractures and serious head trauma.
If your life, or the life of a family member, has been affected by a serious injury, we can help.
A claim will ease the financial burden, helping you and your family to focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury lawyers coordinate with insurance providers and medical professionals, so you get the rounded support you need.
Will I need to travel to a solicitor's office?
Personal injury claims are conducted remotely. This means you won't have to travel to your solicitor's office when making a claim.
On a quick phone call with a friendly advisor, you can explain what happened and find out if you may have a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim.
When you decide to go ahead, the next step is to discuss your case with an expert solicitor. Your solicitor will handle every stage of your claim and will be there to answer any questions you have.
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 Merton and cross the UK.
- Find out
if you can claim
- No obligation
to start a claim
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
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
Frequently asked questions
Have you helped many injury claimants in Merton?
We assist 100's of injured claimants in Merton and Devon every year.
Your solicitor will fight hard to win your case and recover the best possible compensation sum, regardless of whether you were injured in a public place or in a car crash.
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.
Merton personal injury solicitor reviews
The SRA regulate the professional standards of all injury solicitors. Despite this, service levels do vary from firm to firm. Personal recommendations and online reviews can make it easier select which solicitor is the right fit for your claim.
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If, for example, 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 for them.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly to blame?
Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.
You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).
If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.
How long will my claim take?
The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.
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**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.
Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.
Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor
About the author
Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.