We know how an injury can affect your life
Our personal injury experts are here to help.
You may be able to claim injury compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.
We have helped injured people in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire and throughout the UK. We can help you get the compensation you need too.
Your specialist injury solicitor will follow a specific process, depending on what caused your injury or illness.
Please select how you were injured:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have 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 points to consider?
Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident, the location of the injury or whether causation can be established.
A brief phone consultation will let you know exactly where you stand. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker.
What if I was injured as a child?
An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child.
Anyone who was injured either during their birth or as a child can start a claim themselves once they turn 18 years old.
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.
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:
Berkhamsted road accident claims
Road accidents in Berkhamsted are quite common. Government data indicates there were 2228 road accidents in Hertfordshire in 2021; 1848 slight accidents, 360 accidents and 20 fatalities.
We can help people injured in road accidents that have occurred in Berkhamsted and throughout England and Wales. You may be able to claim compensation if you were injured as a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian and another road user was liable.
Whether you were injured as a pedestrian, or were a passenger in a car accident, our specialist team are here. Our guide to road accident compensation claims sets out what you need to know about making a claim.
Work accident claims in Berkhamsted
According to the HSE, in 2021, there were 754 non-fatal and 6 fatal work-related accidents in Hertfordshire. 538 of these accidents led to 7 or more days off work for the injured worker.
|Work accidents in Hertfordshire (HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury||0%|
|Machinery related injury||3%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)||1%|
|Fall from height||9%|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||1%|
|Lifting and handling injuries||28%|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||25%|
|Hit by vehicle||3%|
|Struck by object||11%|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0%|
You may be entitled to make a work accident claim if you've been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Employers and site operators owe a duty of care to their staff, to visitors and contractors. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a plumber or a motorcycle courier, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.
Clinical negligence claims in Berkhamsted
Medical negligence describes when someone sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against a clinic or NHS trust covering Berkhamsted, including East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust (Lister Hospital, Coreys Mill Lane, Stevenage, Hertfordshire).
Occupiers liability injury claims in Berkhamsted
Claims for injuries that occur on property or land owned by somebody else are called occupiers' liability claims.
Whether you were injured on a pavement or in a supermarket, and someone else was at fault, you may be able to claim financial compensation.
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place, we can help.
Claim compensation for a serious injury
Serious injury claims, include compensation for life-altering injuries such as amputations, paralysis and brain injuries, and can also include other injuries and chronic conditions.
If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.
Compensation can ease the financial load and reduce stress, helping you and your family to focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury solicitors coordinate with insurance providers and medical professionals, to help you get the rounded support you need.
Will I need to go into a solicitor's office?
If you are planning to start a claim, you do not need to go to a solicitor's office.
On a quick phone call with a friendly advisor, you can explain what happened and find out if you may have a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim.
Whenever you are ready, you can speak to a solicitor. They will address any questions you have, and will take care of each stage of the claims process until you recieve your compensation.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Berkhamsted and cross the UK.
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Have you helped many claimants in Berkhamsted?
Each year, we help hundreds of injured people in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire and across the country.
Whether you have been injured on the road or during a negligent medical procedure we can introduce you to the right solicitor for your claim.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.
Berkhamsted injury solicitor reviews
All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Despite the strict professional standards that lawyers must meet, the quality of service they deliver can vary.
Personal recommendations, word of mouth and online reviews can make it easier to decide which injury lawyer is the right fit for you.
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If, for example, 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 for them.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly to blame?
Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.
You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).
If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.
How long will my claim take?
The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.
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**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.
Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.
Jenny Jones, Senior litigator
About the author
With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.