Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
Every year, we help injured claimants in Richmond upon Thames, London and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Will I be able to make a claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. In practice, various other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury, the location of the injury or whether causation can be established.
Why not speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim 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 Richmond Upon Thames
Road users may be able to claim injury compensation if they have been hurt on Richmond Upon Thames's roads due to someone else's actions.
Whether you have been hurt in a collision on Richmond Upon Thames's roads, or were injured in a cycling accident, Quittance's expert guide explains how to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Richmond upon Thames
If you have sustained an injury because of your employer's negligence, you have the right to make a claim.
Whatever your job, whether you a demolition worker hurt on a building site or a mechanic injured in a garage, our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Public place injuries
Officially reported statistics underscore the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of injury in the South West London workplace. Slips, trips and falls are frequently forerunner to accidents recorded in a different category such as being hit by a runaway vehicle or an asphyxiation accident. Public place (Richmond upon Thames local authority) compensation claims for injuries such as bruised backs happening on poorly maintained roads are also common with pothole trips having occurred on Tower Rd and on King Street.
When a person is injured due to the lack of care of a registrar, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.
Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want closure rather than claiming compensation. For example, you can write to Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, 350 Euston Road, Regent's Place, London, to make a complaint against Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.
Read more about Medical negligence compensation
Solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries ranging from workplace cancer to siderosis (welders lung).
Read more about Industrial disease compensation
Richmond upon Thames 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, Richmond upon Thames 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 Richmond upon Thames, 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.
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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Has Quittance handled many Richmond upon Thames claims?
Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in Richmond upon Thames, London and throughout the country, obtain compensation.
We have helped 100's of claimants across London get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from building site accidents to car accidents.
With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and an expert team, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.
Do I need to go with a local lawyer?
The whereabouts of the law firm is less relevant as cases are, as a matter of course, handled without the need to meet the solicitor.
You will need to choose a law firm that provides medical facilities near you as you will have to attend a medical exam.
More details - Do Quittance have a local medical centre?
Injury lawyer reviews in Richmond upon Thames - What to consider
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.
The diversity in insurance premiums and success fees between different law firms is enormous.
For example the amount retained by a successful claimant having been awarded £26,598 for significant hip or pelvis injuries without serious permanent damage can range from £15,959 to £22,608.
Further reading : Get a personal injury quote
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.