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 we can help you
We have helped injured claimants in Northwood, London and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you were injured or made ill:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or where the injury occurred.
We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:
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 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:
Road accident claims in Northwood
Drivers have the right to claim injury compensation if they have been hurt on Northwood's roads because of someone else's actions.
It does not matter if you were injured in a motorbike accident, or were a passenger in a car accident on Northwood's roads, Quittance's expert guide sets out what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Northwood
If you have sustained an injury because of your employer's actions, you have the right to make a claim.
Whatever your job - whether you are a bricklayer injured on a building site or a solicitor injured in the office, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Public place injuries
Recorded figures expose the fact that slips, trips and falls continue to be the most common cause of injury at work in Hillingdon in 2014/15. They are often the initiators of injuries recorded in a different category such as being hit by machinery, a carrying injury or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability litigation for injuries such as bruised legs experienced on obstructed pathways are also quite common with recent falls having occurred on High St and on Green Lane.
Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.
You can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for a better understanding of events instead of starting an injury claim. You can contact Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, 350 Euston Road, Regent's Place, London, for example, to make a complaint against Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.
Further information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim
Personal injury lawyers can assist with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to silicosis.
Further information: No win, no fee industrial disease claim
Northwood 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, Northwood 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 Northwood, 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.
Speak to an expert
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 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
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What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Northwood?
We are a national network of SRA regulated solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Northwood, London and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.
Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout London get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including road accidents and slips and trips at work.
With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, enables you to focus on your recovery.
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. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.
Solicitor reviews in Northwood - What to consider
Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.
Do you need to instruct a local Northwood solicitor?
The location of the solicitors office is not relevant as injury cases now tend to be handled remotely.
It is however necessary to instruct a firm with medical facilities near Northwood as claimants will need to go to a medical assessment.
Further reading - Do you have a medical centre near me?
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
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?
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.
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.
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.