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

If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.

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

Can I make a claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or how close to the claim limitation date you are.

Talk to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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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Southwark road accident claims

You have a right to start a claim for compensation if you are injured in an accident on Southwark's roads because of a negligent road user.

Whether you were involved as a pedestrian on Southwark's roads, or were hurt in a crash, our team can help. This guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Southwark

You may be enttitled to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) figures indicate that slips and trips are the single most prevalent cause of injury at work in South East London in 2015. They are often forerunner to injuries categorised as something else such as being hit by material under pressure, when helping another person or an electrocution accident. Public liability litigation for injuries such as broken toes sustained on obstructed walkways are also common with trips having occurred in the local area.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with claiming compensation for industrial illness including anything from workplace cancer to rubber industry health and safety lapses.

For more information: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

The long-term impact of serious and catastrophic injury will be acknowledged by Courts when they are working out how much compensation to pay. The panel of solicitors work hard for maximum compensation for serious injury and illness, which includes claiming for the cost of ongoing treatment and care. The panel of expert solicitor firms have helped claimants receive damages for a wide range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and illnesses categorised as serious include hydrocarbon poisoning and head injuries.

For more information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Southwark 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, Southwark 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 Southwark, 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

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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

Has Quittance won many injury claims in Southwark?

We are a UK-wide network of expert solicitors that helps injured people in Southwark, London and throughout the UK, get compensation.

In the last 12 months, we assisted hundreds of claimants across London seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents due to poor road conditions to workplace accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make our claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

Does the location of the solicitor matter?

As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a personal injury solicitor near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Read Southwark solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary enormously.

Reading reviews is a great place to start when mulling over which lawyer to choose.

Find out more : Reviews

What are the road accident statistics in Southwark

Quittance's network of expert road traffic accident (RTA) solicitors are experienced in fighting for maximum settlements for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Southwark.

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Southwark are relatively commonplace. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 345 accidents (285 slight accidents, 59 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in City of London local authority district. By 2014 the total had increased to 390. Accidents in Southwark in 2013 included crashes on the A3 and A201 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A201 and B240 junction.

Work accident statistics in Southwark

The latest 2019 injury and illness data in the City of London Local Authority (2013/14) was available under legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive in the following table:

Work accidents in City of London Local Authority HSE)Reported Injuries
Other53
Electrical injury3
Machinery related9
0
Explosion related (e.g. dust)0
Fire related (e.g. burns)2
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. welding rods)4
Fall from height34
Lifting and handling injuries73
Physical attack5
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)94
Struck against8
Hit by vehicle1
Hit by object37
Trapped by something collapsing4

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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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