Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, Quittance Legal Services can help.

How we can help you

Every year, we help injured claimants in Buckinghamshire, Buckinghamshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

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

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. In practice, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or the location of the injury.

It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to injury compensation. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online 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

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:

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Buckinghamshire road accident claims

You are entitled to claim injury compensation if you were injured in an accident on Buckinghamshire's roads as the result of a careless driver.

Regardless of whether you were hurt in a collision on Buckinghamshire's roads, or were involved in a motorbike accident, we can help you take action. The Quittance guide to road accident compensation explains everything you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Buckinghamshire

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.

However your injury occurred, whether you are a farmer injured on a farm or a shop worker injured on retail premises, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how to start a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

Health and Safety figures expose the fact that slips and trips are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in South East England and the UK. They are quite often connected to accidents categorised as something else such as being hit by a reversing vehicle or a lake drowning accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like facial scarring occurring on spillages are also common with recent trips having happened in the area.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Medical negligence describes when a person suffers injury or illness due to the carelessness of a consultant or other health professional. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are just looking for closure or answers instead of claiming compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. To make a complaint against Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, for example, you can contact Executive Office, Hartwell Wing, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

Read more: Clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

We recognise the difference compensation will make to people who have been affected by severe injury. By reducing the pressure severe injury puts on a claimant, a claim allows them to concentrate on their recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of specialist solicitor firms have aided people claim damages for many catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injury and illness categorised as serious range from lead poisoning to cerebral palsy.

Read more: Catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Buckinghamshire 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, Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire, 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

Talk to the experts

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 experience do you have of handling claims in Buckinghamshire?

We are a national network of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in Buckinghamshire and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we assisted hundreds of people across Buckinghamshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from bike accidents to industrial disease.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make the claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.

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. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

Do you have to choose a law firm in Buckinghamshire?

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

Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Buckinghamshire solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice provided by solicitors, as with any professional service, can differ.

Researching online reviews can certainly help build a picture when trying to decide which lawyer best serves your needs.

See - Personal injury lawyer reviews

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for a fractured forearm, for example, ranges from £5,390 to £15,510 (based on 2015 market data).

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

What are the road accident statistics in Buckinghamshire

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Buckinghamshire are quite common. Official statistics show 22 fatal accidents, 199 serious accidents and 1263 slight accidents in 2013 in Buckinghamshire (Total events were 1484 local authority. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,527. Incidents in the Buckinghamshire region in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A413 and A4157 crossroads and on the A418 and A4157 roundabout.

The panel of personal injury lawyers are experienced in fighting for the best settlements for people injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Buckinghamshire.

What are the Buckinghamshire work accident statistics?

The most recent 2019 work accident figures in the Aylesbury Vale Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled under RIDDOR by the Government as follows:

Work accidents in Aylesbury Vale Local Authority (HSE)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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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