Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.
With our no win, no fee guarantee, there is no financial risk in making a compensation claim, even if you don't win your claim.
Each year, we help injured people in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire and across the UK claim compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?
If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, the law entitles you to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened.
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?
Yes. In practice, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident, where the injury occurred or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury 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
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 Chorleywood
If you have been injured on Chorleywood's roads, or anywhere in the UK, you may be entitled to claim compensation. An injury claim may be possible if you were injured:
- As driver or passenger
- On a motorbike or bicycle
- As a pedestrian
- On public transport
Whether you have suffered an injury in a motorbike accident, or have been hurt in a collision, we're here to help. our expert guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident compensation claim.
Chorleywood work injury claims
If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.
By law, all employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as an agency worker or an engineer, our guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful compensation claim.
Chorleywood medical negligence claims
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a person suffers injury or illness as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against a clinic or NHS trust covering Chorleywood, including East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust (Lister Hospital, Coreys Mill Lane, Stevenage, Hertfordshire).
Chorleywood occupiers liability accident claims
UK law states that owners (occupiers) of premises are liable for the safety and welfare of all visitors.
Whether your accident happened in a public pool or in a shopping centre, and someone else was at fault, you could be able to claim compensation.
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place, we can help.
Claim compensation for a serious injury
Courts recognise that serious injuries will have a significant effect on an injured person and their family. By relieving the financial stress severe injury imposes on an injured claimant and their family, compensation allows individuals to concentrate on their recovery and rehabilitation. Our network of specialist lawyers for many years have helped claimants affected by major accidents. Injuries held to be serious include concussion, deep vein thrombosis and chronic pain.
Further information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims
Chorleywood No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Chorleywood injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure you will have nothing to pay.
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 Chorleywood and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 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:
- Find out
if you can claim
- No obligation
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
Have you handled many Chorleywood claims?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that assists claimants in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire and across the UK, get compensation.
Last year, we helped hundreds of people across Hertfordshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents on public transport to factory accidents.
Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, make our claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.
Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.
Will you need to choose a local injury lawyer?
The location of the firm is not so relevant as injury cases are normally conducted by phone and email.
It is however necessary to select a solicitors practice that has national medical coverage as you will need to attend a medical assessment.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.
Chorleywood personal injury solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary significantly.
Reading reviews can be informative when contemplating which lawyer best serves your needs.
Read more Quittance reviews
What are the road accident statistics in Chorleywood
Road accidents involving all vehicles in Chorleywood are common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 27 fatal accidents, 358 serious accidents and 2754 slight accidents in 2013 in Hertfordshire (Total events were 3139 local authority. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 3,690.
Quittance's group of qualified road traffic accident (RTA) lawyers have a wealth of experience in obtaining maximum damages for people who have sustained an injury in a car accident in Chorleywood.
Work accident statistics in Chorleywood
The most recent 2019 accident at work information for the Three Rivers Local Authority (2013/14) are published in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Government:
|Workplace accidents in Three Rivers Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||3|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. benzene)||0|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||3|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||1|
|Lifting and carrying||14|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||17|
|Struck by moving vehicle||0|
|Hit by object||6|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1|
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 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.
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.