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

If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.

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Every year, we help injured people in Buntingford, Hertfordshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Will I be able to make a claim?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you suffered an injury:

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

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. Practically speaking, various other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, including the type of illness or injury, the location of the injury or whether liability can be proved.

Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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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Road accident claims in Buntingford

You should be able to claim compensation if you are injured on Buntingford's roads as the result of a careless driver.

Whether you were involved in a motorbike accident, or have been hurt in a collision, our specialist team can help. Our guide to road accident compensation sets out everything you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Buntingford

Have you have had an accident at work and your employer, or another member of staff, was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.

No matter what you do for a living, whether you had a fall or inhaled toxic fumes, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

Official data demonstrate that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most common accident at work in Hertfordshire. They are frequently the precursor to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by an object falling from a machine or a drowning accident. Public liability accident claims injuries, such as fractured wrists happening on potholes are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having happened on the Village Hall and on Baldock Rd.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you are just looking for an explanation as to what went wrong as opposed to financial compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, you can contact Lister Hospital, Coreys Mill Lane, Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

Read more: Medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

The Courts recognise that serious injuries will have a life-changing impact on an injured person and their dependants. Damages should lessen the financial burden and take the pressure off a claimant and their family enabling them to prioritise recovery. Our network of solicitor firms for many years have aided people impacted by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries and illnesses which are held to be catastrophic or serious range from spinal cord damage to cancer.

Read more: Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Buntingford 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, Buntingford 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 Buntingford, 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 fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Can Quittance help me?

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 you won many injury claims in Buntingford?

We are a national panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people injured in Buntingford, Hertfordshire and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

The solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants across Hertfordshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including pedestrian accidents and injuries sustained at work.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and an expert team, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Buntingford personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary.

Reading reviews is a great place to start when mulling over which lawyer to choose.

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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 severe foot injury, for example, ranges from £67,870 to £88,660 (based on 2015 market data).

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Do you need to instruct a local Buntingford legal firm ?

The location of a solicitors office is not very important as injury cases are, as a matter of course, managed by phone, post and email.

However, you should instruct a company with national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will have to attend a medical exam.

What are the road accident statistics in Buntingford

Quittance's group of qualified no win, no fee personal injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in achieving the best awards for claimants who have been hurt in a car accident in Buntingford.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Buntingford are relatively common. Government statistics reveal 27 fatal accidents, 358 serious accidents and 2754 slight accidents in 2013 in Hertfordshire (Total events were 3139 local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 3,690.

Buntingford work accident statistics

The most up to date 2019 accident information in the East Hertfordshire Local Authority (2013/14) collated under legislation by the Government as follows:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in East Hertfordshire Local AuthorityReported Injuries
General10
Electrocution1
Machinery related2
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)3
Fall from height18
Animal related0
Lifting27
Physical assault6
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)37
Struck against1
Struck by moving vehicle0
Struck by object8
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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