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

Regardless of how you were injured by someone else's negligence, we are here to help you recover compensation.

How can we help

Each year, we help injured people in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Can I make a claim?

It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you sustained an injury:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

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

Talk to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal 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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Road accident claims in Beaconsfield

Drivers and other road users have a right to make a claim for compensation if they have been injured on Beaconsfield's roads as the result of someone else's negligence.

It does not matter if you were involved as a pedestrian on Beaconsfield's roads, or were hurt in a crash, we are here to help. The Quittance useful guide explains how to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Beaconsfield

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

Whatever your job, whether you a site manager hurt on a building site or a shop worker injured on retail premises, our work accident claim guide shows you how to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Buckinghamshire and the UK as a whole in 2015. These types of accident are quite often lead to accidents filed under a different category e.g. being hit by an object falling from a ladder or an exposure to fire accident. Public place (Wycombe local authority) accident claims injuries such as broken wrists occurring on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with slips and trips having happened on Holtspur Top Lane and on Burkes Rd.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you are just looking for a detailed explanation of what happened instead of financial damages, you could use the NHS Resolution process. You can contact Executive Office, Hartwell Wing, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, for example, to make a complaint against Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

Read more about Medical negligence compensation claim

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

Quittance recognise the change compensation makes to seriously injured claimants. Quittance's panel of specialist solicitors work to get the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness. This includes claiming for private medical treatment and case costs.

Quittance's network of specialist lawyers work with doctors, the Courts and insurance providers ensuring claimants impacted by severe accidents receive legal and medical support.

Read more about Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Beaconsfield 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, Beaconsfield 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 Beaconsfield, 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

Experienced personal injury lawyers

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

Have the solicitors won many injury claims in Beaconsfield?

Quittance is a national network of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire and across the UK, get compensation.

Last year, we assisted hundreds of claimants throughout Buckinghamshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from cycling accidents to scaffolding accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and an expert team, means you can focus on your recovery.

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?

You do not need to pick a law firm near you.

For the majority of claims, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Beaconsfield personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by injury lawyers vary considerably.

Online reviews can certainly help build a picture when attempting to decide which solicitor to choose.

See Solicitor reviews

What are the road accident statistics in Beaconsfield

Accidents involving vehicles in Beaconsfield are common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 1484 accidents (1263 slight accidents, 199 serious accidents and 22 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Buckinghamshire local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,527.

Quittance's network of road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors have years of experience in securing maximum settlements for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike accident in Beaconsfield.

What are the Beaconsfield work accident statistics?

The latest 2019 accident statistics in the Wycombe Local Authority (2013/14) are published in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Government in the table below:

Work accidents in Wycombe Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Undetermined18
Machinery related6
Fire related (e.g. burns)1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. exposure to teflon fumes)4
Fall from height (ladder)11
Injured by an animal5
Lifting and handling injuries24
Physical assault4
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)40
Struck against4
Struck by moving vehicle2
Struck by object17
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

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor