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, Quittance Legal Services can help.
How can we help
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 exceptions?
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 612 7456. 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
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 Chorleywood
Chorleywood road users are entitled to claim injury compensation if they are hurt as the result of someone else's negligence.
It does not matter if you have suffered an injury in a motorbike accident, or have been hurt in a collision, we're here to help. This expert guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Chorleywood
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp working through an agency, our guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Accidents in a public place
Officially recorded statistics indicate that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Hertfordshire and the UK as a whole. They are sometimes connected to accidents attributed to other reasons such as being struck by moving machinery, being trapped by something collapsing or a quarry drowning accident. Public place (Three Rivers local authority) accident claims injuries like sprained ankles happening on obstructed pathways are also quite common with kerb stone trips having happened on Lower Road and on Chalfont Station Rd.
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 the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.
If you are only looking for closure or answers rather than financial compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can contact Lister Hospital, Coreys Mill Lane, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, to make a formal complaint against East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.
Further information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims
More claim types
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 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, Chorleywood 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 Chorleywood, 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 legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.
Should I choose Quittance?
Specialist solicitors with 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
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.