Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Regardless of how you were injured by someone else's negligence, we are here to help you recover compensation.
Our personal injury services
We have helped hundreds of people in Bushey, Hertfordshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Can I claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) 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. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident, when the date of knowledge was or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.
Talk to a personal injury solicitor 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 Online 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:
Road accident claims in Bushey
If you were hurt in an accident on Bushey's roads because of a negligent driver, you can start a claim for compensation.
No matter if you have been hurt in a crash on the motorway, or have been involved in a motorbike accident, the Quittance road accident claim guide explains what you need to know about how to claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Bushey
If you were injured at work and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.
No matter what you do for a living, whether you tore a ligament or have been exposed to toxic chemicals, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Injuries in a public place
Recorded statistics indicate that slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent accident at work in Hertfordshire. These types of accident are quite often the precursor to injuries recorded in another category, such as being struck by moving machinery or a drowning accident. Public place (Hertsmere local authority) compensation claims for injuries such as cheekbone fractures suffered on slippery pavements are also quite common with slips having occurred on Queens Road and on Bushey Hall Road.
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a person is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.
If you are only looking for closure as opposed to a compensation award, you could make a formal complaint. You can write to Lister Hospital, Coreys Mill Lane, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, for example, to make a formal complaint against East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.
Read more: Clinical negligence compensation
More injury claim types
The long-term impact of serious and catastrophic injury is recognised by the Courts when they are working out injury compensation. A successful claim will ease the financial load on an injured claimant enabling them to focus on rehabilitation.
Our panel of specialist serious injury solicitors have helped families affected by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be serious and catastrophic range from brain injuries to lung cancer.
Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation
Bushey 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, Bushey 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 Bushey, 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.
Our specialist solicitors have 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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Have Quittance solicitors won many injury claims in Bushey?
Quittance is a UK-wide network of expert personal injury lawyers that helps claimants in Bushey, Hertfordshire and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.
Last year, we have helped hundreds of claimants across Hertfordshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents on the road to part-time worker injuries.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and expert advice, mean that making an injury claim is as easy and 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. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.
How to choose the best personal injury lawyer for you
In most cases a claim for compensation will take some months to reach a conclusion and for serious injury cases, some claims can take over a year. The SRA are tasked with regulating legal advice given by all solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many factors that matter to people affected by injury, such as communication or speed.
Your legal representative should be someone you can rely on throughout the claims process to provide both expert legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.
Will I need to choose a local solicitor ?
Going for a local solicitor is not relevant as cases are typically handled without the need to meet the solicitor.
You will need to select a solicitors practice with a national network as claimants will have to go to a medical exam.
The contrast in insurance premiums and success fees between law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is quite surprising.
As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person who was awarded ?42,521 for a severe pain disorder can vary from ?25,513 to ?36,143.
Further reading How much compensation can you claim?
Bushey personal injury solicitor reviews
Service levels provided by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary significantly.
Online reviews can be instructive when considering which lawyer to go with.
Read more - Reviews
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 Quittance’s 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.