Have you been injured in an accident that was not 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?

We have helped injured claimants in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury claim?

The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • 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. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or whether the defendant is uninsured.

We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim 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

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:

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Aylesbury road accident claims

Aylesbury cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians are entitled to start a claim for compensation if they are injured due to another party's actions.

It does not matter if you were injured in a cycling accident, or were hurt in a crash, Quittance's guide to road accident claims explains everything you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Aylesbury

If you were injured at work in the last three years, you might be able to claim compensation.

Whether you broke a bone or inhaled toxic fumes, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics reveal that slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of injury in the Buckinghamshire workplace in 2015. These types of accident are typically lead to injuries recorded in a different category for instance being hit by tools in use, being trapped by something or an electrical discharge accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries like fractured ankles experienced on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with pothole trips having occurred on High Street.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When a patient sustains an injury or illness due to a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you are just looking for a detailed explanation of what happened instead of injury compensation. For example, to raise a complaint against Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, you can write to Executive Office, Hartwell Wing, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

More about Clinical negligence compensation claim

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

We understand the critical change injury compensation can make to people whose lives have been impacted by catastrophic and serious injury.

The Quittance team work to achieve the maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, which includes compensation for physiotherapy and treatment.

The panel of specialist solicitors have aided people receive damages for a range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and illnesses categorised as serious and catastrophic range from deep vein thrombosis to eye injuries.

More about Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Aylesbury 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, Aylesbury 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 Aylesbury, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Helping people like you

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 Quittance's track record of claims in Aylesbury?

Quittance is a nationwide network of expert solicitors that helps people in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

The solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Buckinghamshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and accidents at work.

With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Check Aylesbury personal injury solicitor reviews

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

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be helpful when considering which solicitor to sign up with.

Find out more Personal injury lawyer reviews

The diversity in the amount of insurance premiums and success fees between different lawyers is vast

For instance the amount retained by a successful claimant who was awarded £48,401 for a very severe ankle injury can range from £29,041 to £41,141.

Further reading Compare solicitors quotes

Will you need to select a local Aylesbury injury lawyer?

The location of a law firm is not particularly critical as cases can be conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to select a company that offers national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will usually be expected to go to an independent medical examination.

See - Do I have to attend a medical?

What are the road accident statistics in Aylesbury

The panel of expert no win, no fee legal advisors have vast experience in negotiating maximum awards for claimants who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Aylesbury.

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Aylesbury are not uncommon. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 1484 accidents (1263 slight accidents, 199 serious accidents and 22 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Buckinghamshire council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,527. Incidents in Aylesbury in 2013 included traffic collisions on the A41 and A418 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A413 and A4157 crossroads.

What are the Aylesbury work accident statistics?

The latest 2019 work injury stats in the Aylesbury Vale Local Authority (2013/14) reported under RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive excerpted below:

Work accidents in Aylesbury Vale Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Undefined20
Electrical injury0
Machinery related injury5
Exposed to fire3
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. arsenic poisoning)2
Fall from height20
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)6
Lifting and handling injuries46
Physical attack25
Slip, trip, fall same level56
Struck against4
Struck by moving vehicle2
Struck by object17
Trapped by something collapsing1

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

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor