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

If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.

Making a no win, no fee claim could help you get the compensation you need for an injury or ilness that wasn't your fault.

Every year, we help injured claimants in New Addington, London and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a claim?

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

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

Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?

Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or whether there is an untraceable defendant.

A short phone call will let you know whether you are eligible to make a claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Claim Checker.

Can a child claim injury compensation?

As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct a solicitor to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child. Whether you were injured at school, in a park or any other circumstance, you can begin an injury claim at any time until you are 21 years old.

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Child injury compensation claims

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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

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:

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Road accident claims in New Addington

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault in New Addington, or anywhere in England or Wales, you may be entitled to claim compensation. A compensation claim could be possible if you were injured as a:

  • Driver or passenger in a car
  • Rider or pillion on a motorbike
  • Lorry, HGV or van driver or passenger
  • Public transport user (bus or taxi)
  • Cyclist or e-scooter rider
  • Pedestrian

Whether you sustained an injury in a hit-and-run, or were a passenger in a car accident, we can assist. This guide explains what you need to do to start aroad accident claim.

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Claim road accident compensation

Work injury claims in New Addington

Have you been injured at work and your employer, or another member of staff, was responsible? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.

By law, employers and site operators owe a duty of care to their staff, to visitors and contractors. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a plumber or a caterer, our work accident claim guide shows you how best to make a successful claim.

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Work accident compensation

Medical negligence claims in New Addington

Clinical negligence describes when someone suffers injury or illness as the result of a consultant or other health professional's carelessness. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from one of the clinics and NHS trusts covering New Addington.

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Clinical negligence compensation

Occupiers liability accident claims in New Addington

By law, an individual or organisation that owns or occupies a property has a responsibility for the safety of anyone who visits it.

Whether your accident happened in a playground or on a station platform, you could be entitled 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.

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Public place accident compensation claims

Serious injury compensation claims

Compensation claims for particularly severe injuries include brain injuries or amputations.

If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.

Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with care professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the best medical and financial support.

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Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?

No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in New Addington, and across the UK.

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Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

New Addington 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.

New Addington 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 New Addington, 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.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 New Addington 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

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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FAQs

Has Quittance helped many claimants in New Addington?

Whether you live in New Addington, London or elsewhere, we can help you to make no win, no fee injury claim.

Whether your injury occurred on public transport, at work or in a public park our team will make sure your claim is handled by a specialist injury solicitor.

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

New Addington injury solicitor reviews

Although the Solicitors Regulation Authority regulates professional standards for solicitors in England and Wales, the actual quality of service varies widely.

Online reviews and personal recommendations will help you choose the best injury lawyer for your needs.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

What are New Addington road accident statistics?

Quittance's panel of specialist legal advisors have a wealth of experience in fighting for the highest damages for claimants hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in New Addington.

Accidents involving drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users in New Addington are reasonably common. Official gov.uk data for 2021 shows there were 1112 road accidents in Croydon. There were 950 slight accidents, 158 accidents and 4 fatal accidents in 2021.

What are the work accident statistics in New Addington?

In 2021, there were 178 non-fatal work accidents and 2 fatalities in Croydon.

Croydon work accidents (HSE)Reported Injuries
Other15%
Electricity related0%
Machinery related injury1%
Fire related (e.g. burns)1%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. carbon monoxide poisoning)0%
Fall from height7%
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)1%
Lifting and carrying19%
Physical attack16%
Slip, trip, fall same level28%
Struck against2%
Struck by moving vehicle1%
Struck by object7%
Trapped by something collapsing0%

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.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more:

Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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**

*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?

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.

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

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.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator