Our Personal Injury Services
Our personal injury experts are here to help.
If your injuries were caused by someone else's actions or negligence, you may be able to claim compensation.
We have helped injured people in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for their injuries.
How were you injured?Although some solicitors handle all types of claim, a specialist personal injury solicitor will give you the best chance of making a successful compensation claim.
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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 other factors that could affect my right to claim?
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 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal Injury Claim Checker.
Can a child claim injury compensation?
Whether you were injured in a shop or park, at school, or in any other situation, you can start a claim at any point until your 21st birthday.
As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct a solicitor to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child.
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 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
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:
Cheshunt road accident claims
Road accidents in Cheshunt are quite common. Department of Transport data shows there were 2228 road accidents in Hertfordshire in 2021, including 1848 slight accidents, 360 accidents and 20 fatalities. Accidents in the Cheshunt area in 2013 included crashes on the A10 and M25 roundabout and on the A10 and A121 roundabout.
All road users owe a duty of care to all other road users. If you have suffered a road injury in Cheshunt, or anywhere else in the UK, we can help you claim the no win, no fee compensation you need.
Whether you were a passenger in a car accident, 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.
Cheshunt work accident claims
Per 100,000 workers, there were 163 non-fatal work accidents and 1.07 fatalities in Hertfordshire in 2021.
|HSE-reported Hertfordshire work accidents||Reported Injuries|
|Contact with machinery||8%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)||1%|
|Fall from height (ladder)||3%|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||1%|
|Lifting and carrying||18%|
|Slip, trip or fall||25%|
|Struck by moving vehicle||4%|
|Struck by object||12%|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1%|
If you were injured at work and someone else was to blame, you might be able to claim compensation.
Whether your accident occurred while you were working as a motorcycle courier or a site labourer, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.
Cheshunt clinical negligence claims
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when a patient suffers an injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from one of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Cheshunt, including East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust (Lister Hospital, Coreys Mill Lane, Stevenage, Hertfordshire).
Cheshunt Occupiers liability injury claims
A compensation claim for an injury on property or land that is accessible to the general public is called a public liability claim.
Whether your accident happened on an uneven pavement or in a supermarket, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.
Compensation for serious injuries
Catastrophic injuries usually lead to long-term health issues, ongoing medical treatments, disability or reduced life-expectancy. These injuries include head or spinal injuries.
If you have suffered a serious injury, we recognise how important a successful injury claim will be towards supporting your recovery.
Our panel of expert catastrophic injury solicitors understand the difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.Read more:
Will I need to travel to a solicitor's office?
If you are planning to start a claim, you do not need to go to a solicitor's office.
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.
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 Cheshunt and cross the UK.
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- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
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Frequently asked questions
Has Quittance helped many Cheshunt injury claimants?
We can help you start a claim for no win, no fee injury compensation, whether you live in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, or anywhere in the UK.
Regardless of whether you were hurt as a result of a negligent employer or due to clinical negligence, your injury lawyer will recover the best possible compensation for your injuries.
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.
Cheshunt injury solicitor reviews
Although the Solicitors Regulation Authority regulates professional standards for solicitors in England and Wales, the actual quality of service varies widely. Online reviews and recommendations from friends and family will make it easier to find the right solicitor for your claim.
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.
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.
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**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.