Have you been 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.
How can we help
We have helped injured people in Buckingham, Buckinghamshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') 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 exceptions?
Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the circumstances of your injury, whether there was a criminal incident or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.
We would be happy to give you a definitive answer. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our 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
Injury compensation calculator
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:
Buckingham road accident claims
You are entitled to make a claim for compensation if you suffered an injury on Buckingham's roads as the result of the behaviour of another driver.
It does not matter whether you have been hurt in a collision on a roundabout, or have been involved in a hit-and-run on Buckingham's roads, our expert team can help. Our expert guide sets out how to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Buckingham
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place injuries
Officially recorded statistics demonstrate that slips and trips are the most frequent cause of injury at work in Buckinghamshire and the UK as a whole. Slips and trips are quite often the cause of accidents categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by tools in use, a crush injury from something overturning or a harmful substance accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries such as strained muscles sustained on pavement ice are also quite common with recent slips and trips having occurred on Market Hill and on Buckingham Road Gawcott.
Medical negligence describes when a person sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.
Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you just want the hospital to explain what happened instead of a compensation award. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, you can write to Executive Office, Hartwell Wing, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation claims
More injury claim types
Courts understand that serious injuries can have a life-changing effect on a claimant. A successful claim will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues and take the pressure off an injured claimant and their dependants enabling them to focus on rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of specialist solicitor firms work with the Courts, insurance providers and doctors to ensure people impacted by serious accidents and injuries receive medical and financial support.
Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation claims
Buckingham 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, Buckingham 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 Buckingham, 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.
Your questions answered
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 612 7456 or arrange a callback:
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What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Buckingham?
Quittance is a UK-wide panel of award winning personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Buckingham, Buckinghamshire and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
In the last 12 months, we helped hundreds of claimants across Buckinghamshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including workplace accidents and road accidents.
Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and expert advice, make our claims process as stress-free as possible.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.
Buckingham solicitor reviews
The standards of communication and advice offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, vary enormously.
Researching reviews can be instructive when deciding which solicitor to work with.
Read more : Personal injury solicitors reviews
Will you need a local Buckingham lawyer ?
The location of a solicitor is not so important as injury cases now tend to be handled remotely.
You will need to instruct a law firm that has national medical centres as claimants will have to attend a medical assessment.
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.