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.

How can we help

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 exceptions?

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:

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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.

Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:

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Road accident claims in New Addington

Road users can claim injury compensation if they are hurt on New Addington's roads as the result of someone else's actions.

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 a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident 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.

Whatever your job - whether you are a labourer injured on a building site or a solicitor injured in the office, our work accident claim guide shows you how best to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Clinical negligence

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other health worker's lack of care. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you only want closure as opposed to claiming compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can write to Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, 350 Euston Road, Regent's Place, London, to raise a complaint against Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.

Further information: Clinical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness ranging from asbestosis to asthma caused by flour.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

The Quittance team recognise the vital change injury compensation will make to the lives of severely injured claimants. We work hard for compensation for major injuries, which includes damages for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy. Quittance's network of expert lawyers have helped families recover compensation for a wide range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and illnesses categorised as serious include serious psychiatric harm, degloving injuries and mesothelioma.

Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation

Other types of claim

New Addington 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, New Addington 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 New Addington, 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

Why Quittance?

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.

Call us FREE 0800 612 7456 or arrange a callback:

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FAQs

What is your track record of claims in New Addington?

We are a UK-wide panel of award winning personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in New Addington, London and across the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people in London seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from building site accidents to car accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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.

Will I have to choose a law firm near me?

You do not need to select a solicitor near you.

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 medical network.

Check New Addington solicitor reviews

The quality of advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary to a large extent.

Reading reviews can be revealing if you are deciding which lawyer to act for you.

See Personal injury solicitors reviews

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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.

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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