Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

Regardless of how you were injured by someone else's negligence, we are here to help you recover compensation.

How we can help

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Newham, London and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Can I 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 (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. Practically speaking, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.

A brief 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. You can also find out if you have a claim 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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Newham road accident claims

Newham road users have a right to make a claim for compensation if they are hurt due to someone else's actions.

It does not matter whether you have been hurt in a collision at a junction, or have been involved in a hit-and-run, this guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident compensation claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Newham

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

However your injury occurred, whether you fractured a bone or developed noise-induced hearing loss, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how to start a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place accidents

Government data emphasise the fact that slips, trips and falls are by far the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the East London workplace. Slips and trips are quite often the cause of accidents classified under another heading like being hit by an object falling from a machine or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries such as torn ligaments experienced on tripping on a street are also quite prevalent with recent dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on Terrace Rd and on Stratford.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Medical negligence describes when a patient suffers injury or illness due to a GP or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want a deeper understanding of what happened instead of financial compensation. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, 350 Euston Road, Regent's Place, London.

More about Clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

The Courts understand that serious injuries will have a significant impact on an injured person and their family. A claim will lessen the financial load on an injured person and their family enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation.

Quittance's network of expert solicitors have helped families collect compensation for a range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and illnesses categorised as catastrophic or serious include hydrocarbon poisoning and serious psychiatric harm.

More about Catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Newham 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, Newham 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 Newham, 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

Is Quittance the right claims firm for me?

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

What experience do your solicitors have of injury claims in Newham?

Quittance is a national panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps people in Newham, London and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of people in London seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents on building sites to whiplash.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, means you can focus on your recovery.

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 don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

Will you need to select a local solicitor ?

The location of the solicitors office is not particularly important as cases are managed by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to instruct a solicitors' firm that offers a national network as you will almost always be expected to attend a medical assessment.

Read about : Can I attend a medical centre near me?

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for a serious back injury, for example, ranges from £59,950 to £71,500 (based on 2015 market data).

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Injury lawyer reviews in Newham - What to look for

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from strictly professional to sympathetic. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach offered by different firms.

What are the road accident statistics in Newham

Quittance's network of no win no fee lawyers have years of experience in fighting for maximum settlements for people who have been hurt in a road accident in Newham.

Accidents involving vehicles in Newham are relatively common. Official statistics show a total of 830 accidents (773 slight accidents, 54 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Newham council area. In 2014 accidents increased to 965. Accidents in the Newham area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A11 and A12 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A11 and A112 crossroads.

Work accident statistics in Newham

The most up to date 2019 work accident figures in the Newham Local Authority (2013/14) collated in accordance with legislation by the Government in the table below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Newham Local AuthorityReported Injuries
Not Known31
Electrocution0
Machinery related8
Explosion related (e.g. gas)0
Fire related (e.g. scarrs)1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)5
Fall from height (ladder)32
Animal related1
Lifting and handling injuries73
Physical assault21
Slip, trip, fall same level84
Struck against6
Struck by moving vehicle3
Hit by falling object34
Trapped underneath something0

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.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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