Decades of experience helping accident victims

If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.

If your injuries were caused by someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to claim financial compensation.

How were you injured?

Starting a personal injury claim is not complicated, but the process will differ depending on how and where you were injured.

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Do I have a personal injury claim?

The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • 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.

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?

Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or when the date of knowledge was.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker.

Can I claim compensation on behalf of a child?

If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf.

Anyone who was injured either during their birth or as a child can start a claim themselves once they turn 18 years old.

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Child injury compensation claims

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.

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.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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.

Road accident claims in Chesham

Car, HGV, cycle and motorcycle accidents in Chesham are relatively common. Department of Transport data shows there were 792 road accidents in Buckinghamshire in 2021 (610 slight accidents, 164 accidents and 18 fatalities).

If you've been injured in a road traffic accident in Chesham, or anywhere else in the UK, we understand the pain and suffering you may be going through. If your injuries were caused by another driver, cyclist, pedestrian or any other road user, you may be entitled to claim no win, no fee compensation.

Whether you were a passenger in a car accident, or were injured as a pedestrian, our expert guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident injury claim.

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Claim road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Chesham

Official HSE statistics show that there were 1 fatal and 259 non-fatal work accidents in Buckinghamshire in 2021 (172 led to 7+ days off work).

If you have sustained an injury because of your employer's actions, you have the right to make a claim.

Whether you were injured while working as a factory worker or a nurse, our guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful compensation claim.

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Work accident compensation claims

How common are work accidents in Chesham?

Work accidents in Buckinghamshire (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Other10%
Electric shock injury0%
Machinery related injury3%
Fire related0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)1%
Fall from height9%
Animal related (e.g. livestock)1%
Lifting and handling injuries28%
Assault7%
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)25%
Struck against2%
Hit by vehicle3%
Struck by object11%
Trapped by something collapsing0%

Clinical negligence claims in Chesham

When a person suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. We can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Chesham, including Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust (Executive Office, Hartwell Wing, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire).

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Public place injury claims in Chesham

UK law states that owners (occupiers) of premises are liable for the safety and welfare of all visitors.

Whether you were injured in a nightclub or on council-maintained land, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

If you have been injured in an accident in public, we can help you make a public place accident claim for financial compensation.

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Public place accident claims

Compensation claims for serious injuries

Compensation claims for particularly severe injuries include brain or spinal injuries, amputation, burns or multiple fractures, and can also include other injuries and health conditions that significantly affect your life and ability to work.

If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.

Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with care professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the best medical and financial support.

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Serious and catastrophic injury compensation

Will I need to meet my solicitor face to face?

When making a personal injury claim, you won't need to attend your solicitor's office at any stage.

You can begin with a free phone consultation with a legally-trained advisor. Your advisor will set out your options for compensation, and there is no obligation to proceed.

If you decide to start a claim, you will speak to a specialist solicitor. Your solicitor will always be available to answer any questions, and they will keep you updated every step of the way.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Chesham and cross the UK.

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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

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  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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FAQs

Have you helped many Chesham injury claimants?

We help 100's of injured workers, road users and other claimants in Chesham and Buckinghamshire every year.

A specialist solicitor will fight hard to settle your claim and recover the best possible compensation sum, regardless of whether you were injured whilst doing your job, on a bicycle or in a public place.

Can I get 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 you will never be out of pocket.

Chesham personal injury solicitor reviews

The SRA regulate the professional standards of all injury solicitors. Despite this, service levels do vary from firm to firm.

Online reviews can make it easier select which solicitor is the right fit for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

Read more:

Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator