Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.
How we can help you
We have helped injured people in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
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:
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:
Berkhamsted road accident claims
If you were hurt in an accident on Berkhamsted's roads because of another driver's carelessness, you have a right to claim compensation.
It does not matter whether you were injured as a pedestrian, or were a passenger in a car accident on Berkhamsted's roads, our specialist team are here. Our guide to road accident compensation claims sets out what you need to know about what to do.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Berkhamsted
You may be enttitled to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whatever your job - whether you are a carpenter injured on a building site or a journalist injured in the office, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Injuries in a public place
HSE statistics expose the fact that slips and trips are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Hertfordshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are quite often related to injuries filed under a different category e.g. being hit by a moving object or an asphyxiation accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like bruised legs happening on potholes are also quite common with pothole trips having happened on Long Chaulden and on High St.
Medical negligence describes when someone sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.
If you are just looking for an explanation as to what went wrong instead of injury compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. You can contact Lister Hospital, Coreys Mill Lane, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.
Further information: Clinical negligence compensation claim
More injury claim types
We recognise the vital difference injury compensation makes to the lives of seriously injured claimants.
Damages will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues and reduce the pressure on an injured claimant enabling them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation. The panel of expert law firms for many years have aided families affected by major accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are considered by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include head injuries, lung cancer and deep vein thrombosis.
Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation claims
Berkhamsted 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, Berkhamsted 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 Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire 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.
What should I do next?
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
Have the solicitors handled many Berkhamsted claims?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of SRA regulated solicitors that helps people in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire and across the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.
We have helped hundreds of claimants in Hertfordshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents on public transport and injuries sustained at work.
With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.
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.
Do you need to go with a local legal firm?
The whereabouts of the firm is not important as cases are usually conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.
It is however necessary to select a law firm that offers a national network as you will have to go to an independent medical examination.
Berkhamsted solicitor reviews
Service standards offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, vary enormously.
Reviews can certainly be instructive when thinking about which lawyer best serves your needs.
Find out more Quittance reviews
The diversity in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums between different solicitors working on No Win No Fee agreements is significant.
To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by an injured person being awarded compensation of £78,268 for a severe foot injury can range from £46,961 to £66,528.
Further reading Compare personal injury solicitors fees
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.