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

Has your ability to work or daily life been affected by your injury? We're here to 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 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 other factors that could affect my right to claim?

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.

What if the injured claimant is a child?

Claimants who were injured as a child have until their 21st birthday to make a claim on their own behalf. Regardless of when the injury occurred, an injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child at any point until the child's 18th birthday.

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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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Newham road accident claims

If you have been injured on Newham's roads, or anywhere in the UK, you may be entitled to claim compensation. An injury claim may be possible if you were injured:

  • As driver or passenger
  • On a motorbike or bicycle
  • As a pedestrian
  • On public transport

Whether you have been hurt in a collision at a junction, or were the victim of a hit-and-run driver, this guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident compensation claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

Newham work injury claims

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.

By law, all employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a factory worker or a fitness trainer, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how to start a successful work accident claim.

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Newham medical negligence claims

Medical negligence is the term for when a patient suffers an injury or illness due to a GP or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against a clinic or NHS trust responsible for Newham, including Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, 350 Euston Road, Regent's Place, London).

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Newham public place injury claims

Claims for injuries that occur on property or land owned by somebody else are called occupiers' liability claims.

Whether your accident occurred on a wet floor at a supermarket or in a gymnasium, and a third party caused your accident, you could be able to claim.

If you've been injured in a public place, we can help you.

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Occupier's liability injury compensation claims

Claim compensation for a serious injury

A serious or catastrophic injury is when the injury results in, long-term medical problems, lengthy or ongoing medical treatments, permanent disability or reduced life-expectancy. Serious injuries typically include brain or spinal injuries, and can also include other injuries and chronic conditions.

If your life, or the life of a family member, has been affected by a serious injury, we can help.

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

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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 Newham, and across the UK.

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Newham 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.

Newham 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 Newham, 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 Newham 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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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance helped many claimants in Newham?

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

Whether your injury occurred in a bicycle accident, as a result of a negligent employer or as a result of a missed diagnosis our team will make sure your claim is handled by a specialist injury solicitor.

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.

Newham injury solicitor reviews

Although the Solicitors Regulation Authority regulates professional standards for solicitors in England and Wales, the actual quality of service varies widely. Personal recommendations and online reviews will help you choose the best injury lawyer for your needs.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

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.

Government data indicates there were 1029 road accidents in Newham in 2021; 901 slight accidents, 127 accidents and 1 fatalities. 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.

What are the statistics for work accidents in Newham?

Official HSE statstics show that there were 0 fatal and 208 non-fatal work accidents in Newham in 2021 (169 led to 7+ days off work).

Newham work accidents (HSE)Reported Injuries
Not Known10%
Electrocution0%
Machinery related3%
Explosion related (e.g. gas)0%
Fire related (e.g. scarrs)0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)2%
Fall from height (ladder)11%
Animal related0%
Lifting and handling injuries24%
Physical assault7%
Slip, trip, fall same level28%
Struck against2%
Struck by moving vehicle1%
Hit by falling object11%
Trapped underneath something0%

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.

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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?

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator