Personal injury claims help and support
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 get compensation for their injuries, loss of earnings and any other losses.
What caused your injury?
The steps required to win a personal injury claim will depend on what caused your injury or illness.
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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.
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:
Newham road accident claims
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.
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.
Newham work injury claims
Official HSE statistics 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|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||0%|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||0%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)||2%|
|Fall from height (ladder)||11%|
|Lifting and handling injuries||24%|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||28%|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1%|
|Hit by falling object||11%|
|Trapped underneath something||0%|
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.
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).
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.
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.
Will I have to visit my solicitor's office?
When making a personal injury claim, you won't need to attend your solicitor's office at any stage.
Before you start your claim, you can speak to a trained injury claims advisor about your options.
Once you do start your claim, a specialist solicitor will take you through each step. Your lawyer will be with you throughout the process, from your initial questions to the day you recieve your compensation.
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.
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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.
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.
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.