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

If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, Quittance Legal Services can help.

How can we help

Each year, we help injured claimants in Sutton, London and across 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 (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 points to consider?

Yes. Practically speaking, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or whether there was a criminal incident.

Why not speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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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Road accident claims in Sutton

You are entitled to make a claim for compensation if you are hurt in an accident on Sutton's roads due to the behaviour of another road user.

Regardless of whether you have been involved in a hit-and-run on Sutton's roads, or were a passenger in a car accident, our expert team are here. Quittance's road accident compensation claim guide explains everything you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Sutton

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.

No matter what your employment status, whether you or an estate agent injured on a property viewing, our guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Injuries in a public place

HSE figures highlight the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in South London and the UK in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the precursor to accidents filed under a different category such as being hit by an object falling from a machine or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place accident claims injuries like torn ligaments experienced on raised kerb stones are also quite common with incidents having happened in the area.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help claimants with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from NIHL to Vibration White Finger.

Read more about No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

We understand the change injury compensation will make to people affected by catastrophic and serious injury. By limiting the stress serious injury places on a claimant and their family, a compensation claim allows them to focus on rehabilitation. The panel of specialist law firms correspond with the defendant's representatives and insurance providers to ensure people affected by major accidents get the support they need.

Read more about No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Sutton 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, Sutton 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 Sutton, 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

Get answers

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

What is your track record of winning claims in Sutton?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of specialist solicitors that assists people in Sutton, London and throughout the country, obtain compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants across London get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and slips and trips at work.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and an expert team, mean making a claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

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.

Will you need to choose a local solicitor ?

The location of the solicitor is not very relevant as cases are typically handled without the need to meet the solicitor.

It is however necessary to choose a solicitors' firm that offers a national network as you will usually be expected to attend a medical exam.

Read about - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

What should be considered when comparing Sutton solicitor reviews?

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the quality of service offered by different firms.

What are the road accident statistics in Sutton

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Sutton are quite common. Government statistics reveal a total of 485 accidents (454 slight accidents, 29 serious accidents and 2 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Sutton council area. In 2014 the total had decreased to 420. Accidents in the Sutton region in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the B279 and A217 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A217 and A232 crossroads.

Quittance's panel of accredited road traffic accident legal advisors have years of experience in getting maximum damages for anyone who has been injured in a road accident in Sutton.

Work accident statistics in Sutton

The most recent 2019 injury and illness stats for the Sutton Local Authority (2013/14) collated in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive in the table below:

Workplace accidents in Sutton Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Undetermined14
Electrocution0
Machinery related5
Fire related1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)3
Fall from height (ladder)13
Injured by an animal1
Lifting and handling injuries36
Physical assault8
Slip, trip or fall48
Struck against4
Struck by moving vehicle4
Hit by falling object14
Trapped by something collapsing0

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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