Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.
Our personal injury services
We have helped hundreds of people in Amersham, Buckinghamshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a personal injury claim?
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you suffered an illness or injury:
- 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 exceptions?
Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether there is an untraceable defendant.
It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim compensation. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our 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:
Amersham road accident claims
Amersham cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians should be able to claim injury compensation if they are hurt due to someone else's carelessness.
It does not matter if you were hurt in a car collision, or were injured in a hit-and-run on Amersham's roads, this road accident compensation claim guide explains what you need to know about what to do.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Amersham
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.
No matter what you do for a living, whether you are an ambulance driver injured in the line of duty or nurse injured in a hospital, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place injuries
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) figures indicate that slips and trips are by some margin the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Buckinghamshire workplace. They are sometimes connected to accidents attributed to other causes like being hit by an object falling from a vehicle, when helping another person or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as broken arms suffered on slippery pavements are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having happened on High St and on Chalfont Station Rd.
Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a consultant or other health professional. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.
If you only want closure or answers instead of a compensation award, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. To make a formal complaint against Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, for example, you can contact Executive Office, Hartwell Wing, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
For more information: Medical negligence compensation
More injury claim types
The long-term effect a serious injury has is acknowledged by Courts and insurance companies when they are determining what a claim is worth.
Our network of expert lawyers fight to achieve maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, including claiming for medical expenses and care costs. Quittance's network of law firms have aided claimants receive compensation for numerous major injuries and conditions. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as serious range from deep vein thrombosis to concussion.
For more information: Serious injury compensation
Amersham 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, Amersham 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 Amersham, Buckinghamshire 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
to start a claim
How much experience does Quittance have of handling claims in Amersham?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps people in Amersham, Buckinghamshire and throughout the country, recover compensation for their injuries.
We have helped 100's of claimants across Buckinghamshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including road accidents and industrial disease.
Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, make the claims process as stress-free as possible.
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. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.
What should you consider when checking Amersham solicitor reviews?
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from sympathetic to formal and traditional. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.
Are Amersham claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?
As with many professional services, you do not need to select a lawyer near you.
Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
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.