Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.

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We have helped injured people in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire 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 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, a number of factors can impact whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or when the date of knowledge was.

It costs nothing to find out if you can claim. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal Injury 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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Cheshunt road accident claims

Cheshunt cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians can start a claim for compensation if they are hurt as the result of another party's carelessness.

No matter if you were a passenger in a car accident on Cheshunt's roads, or have suffered an injury in a motorbike accident, our team are here. Our road accident claim guide explains everything you need to know about the claims process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Cheshunt

If you were injured at work and someone else was to blame, you might be able to claim compensation.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Official statistics underscore the fact that employee slips and trips are by some margin the most common cause of injury at work in Hertfordshire and the UK. They are frequently lead to injuries classified under another heading like being hit by a runaway vehicle or an asphyxiation accident. Public liability litigation for injuries such as broken ankles experienced on pavement ice are also quite prevalent with slips and trips having occurred on Newnham Parade and on Church Lane.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a patient suffers injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

You could make a formal complaint if you only want a deeper understanding of what happened instead of claiming compensation. For example, you can write to Lister Hospital, Coreys Mill Lane, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.

Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

Quittance understand the vital difference a successful claim can make to the lives of people who have been affected by catastrophic and serious injury. The Quittance team work hard for maximum compensation for serious injuries, including compensation for medical expenses and care costs. Our network of solicitors have aided people affected by serious accidents and injuries.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation

Other types of claim

Cheshunt 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, Cheshunt 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 Cheshunt, 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

Why Quittance?

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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Frequently asked questions

What is your track record of claims in Cheshunt?

We are a national network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire and throughout the country, get compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Hertfordshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car passenger accidents and scaffolding accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on your recovery.

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 means you will never be out of pocket.

Picking the right injury lawyer

Instructing the best PI solicitor to act for you is your most important step towards successfully claiming the best settlement or award.

How can you ensure you select the ideal solicitors' practice to handle your case?

Do you need to choose a local legal firm ?

The whereabouts of the solicitors office is not particularly relevant as injury cases are typically conducted remotely.

It is however necessary to select a firm with national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will almost always have to go to a medical assessment.

Reviews for solicitors in Cheshunt

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from sympathetic to strictly professional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

The variation in the level of personal injury success fees charged by firms working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is significant.

E.g. the amount retained by an injured person having been awarded ?19,258 for elbow injuries causing some long term problems can range from ?11,555 to ?16,369.

Further reading How to compare personal injury fees

What are the road accident statistics in Cheshunt

Quittance's panel of road traffic accident personal injury solicitors have vast experience in obtaining maximum awards for people who have been injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Cheshunt.

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Cheshunt are relatively frequent. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 3139 accidents (2754 slight accidents, 358 serious accidents and 27 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Hertfordshire local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 3,690. Accidents in the Cheshunt area in 2013 included crashes on the A10 and M25 roundabout and on the A10 and A121 roundabout.

Cheshunt work accident statistics

The most up to date 2019 work injury stats in the Broxbourne Local Authority (2013/14) was available in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government:

Workplace accidents in Broxbourne Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Undefined17
Electrocution0
Contact with machinery8
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)1
Fall from height (ladder)3
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)1
Lifting and carrying19
Assault2
Slip, trip or fall26
Struck against10
Struck by moving vehicle4
Struck by object13
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 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.

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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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