Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.

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We have helped hundreds of people in Waltham Forest, London and across the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury 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 considerations?

Yes. Practically speaking, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or if there is an uninsured driver involved.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Injury 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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Waltham Forest road accident claims

Road users may be able to make a claim for compensation if they have been injured on Waltham Forest's roads because of another party's negligence.

It does not matter whether you have been hurt in a collision on Waltham Forest's roads, or have been involved in a cycling accident, the Quittance guide sets out how to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Waltham Forest

If you have been injured or made ill as a result of your employer's negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.

No matter what you do for a living, whether you are a policeman injured in the line of duty or an estate agent injured on a property viewing, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Government figures expose the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are still the most prevalent cause of injury in the North East London workplace. These types of accident are quite often the cause of injuries attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as bruised legs sustained on poorly maintained roads are also quite prevalent with slips having happened in the local area.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to pneumoconiosis.

More about No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

The Courts understand that serious injuries can have a significant impact on an individual and their family. A successful claim will ease the financial burden and reduce the pressure on an injured person and their family so they can prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of law firms engage with insurance companies, the legal system and medical professionals to ensure people impacted by serious accidents and injuries receive the support they need. Injuries which are held by the Courts to be serious include serious psychiatric harm and radiation exposure.

More about No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Waltham Forest 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, Waltham Forest 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 Waltham Forest, 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

Take the first steps towards compensation

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 experience do the solicitors have of injury claims in Waltham Forest?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of specialist solicitors that helps people injured in Waltham Forest, London and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Last year, we helped hundreds of people in London get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents in the office and car accidents.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and specialist advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

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.

Reviews for personal injury solicitors in Waltham Forest

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

Will you need to go with a local Waltham Forest solicitor ?

The location of the solicitors office is not particularly relevant as injury cases are usually handled remotely.

It is however necessary to select a solicitors' firm that provides medical facilities near you as you will have to go to a medical examination.

Read about - Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

The disparity in the level of insurance premiums and success fees between firms is quite significant

As an example the amount of compensation retained by an injured person awarded £10,491 for a fractured forearm could conceivably vary from £6,295 to £8,917.

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What are the road accident statistics in Waltham Forest

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Waltham Forest are common. Official statistics reveal 3 fatal accidents, 51 serious accidents and 580 slight accidents in 2013 in Waltham Forest (Total events were 634 local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 952. Accidents in the Waltham Forest region in 2013 included crashes on the A104 and A406 roundabout and on the A104 and A114 roundabout.

Quittance's network of skilled personal injury solicitors have years of experience in securing optimum compensation for anyone who has been injured in a road accident in Waltham Forest.

Waltham Forest work accident statistics

The most recent 2019 accident stats in the Waltham Forest Local Authority (2013/14) are listed under RIDDOR regulations by the HSE and set out below:

Work accidents in Waltham Forest Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Undetermined18
Electric shock1
Machinery related8
1
Fire related1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PCB - polychlorinated biphenyls)1
Fall from height13
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)0
Lifting and handling injuries40
Physical attack16
Slip or trip43
Struck against3
Hit by vehicle5
Struck by object16
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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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