Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
Every year, we help injured people in Cuffley, Hertfordshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Can I make a claim?
If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you should be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have 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. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or whether a minor was injured.
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 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:
Cuffley road accident claims
Drivers have the right to claim compensation if they are injured on Cuffley's roads due to another party's negligence.
Regardless of whether you were hurt in a car collision on Cuffley's roads, or have been involved as a pedestrian, Quittance's road accident compensation claim guide sets out what you need to know about how to get started.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Cuffley
Have you have had an accident at work and your employer was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.
Whatever you do for a living, whether you had a fall from height or have been exposed to asbestos, our work accident claim guide shows you how best to make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Public place accidents
Government data underscore the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are still the most prevalent accident at work in Hertfordshire and the UK as a whole. These types of accident are frequently forerunner to injuries attributed to other reasons such as being struck by a falling object, being trapped by something collapsing or a harmful substance accident. Public place (Broxbourne local authority) legal claims for injuries such as pulled muscles experienced on pavement cracks are also quite common with incidents having occurred on Station Rd and on Goffs Lane.
Solicitors can help claimants with getting compensation for industrial illness that range from asbestos related illness to chronic silicosis.
More injury claim types
The Courts recognise that serious injuries can have a significant impact on an individual. By reducing the financial pressure a serious or catastrophic injury places on a claimant and their dependants, an injury claim allows people to concentrate on rehabilitation.
Cuffley 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, Cuffley 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 Cuffley, 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.
The Quittance Team
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
How much experience do the solicitors have of handling claims in Cuffley?
Quittance is a national network of expert personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Cuffley, Hertfordshire and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.
Last year, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants in Hertfordshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from motorbike accidents to building site accidents.
With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and specialist advice, enables you to 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.
Read Cuffley solicitor reviews
Service levels provided by lawyers, as with any service, can differ considerably.
Researching online reviews can be enlightening if you are thinking about which lawyer to sign up with.
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Will you need a local solicitor ?
Choosing a nearby law firm is less relevant as injury cases can be handled remotely.
It is however necessary to instruct a solicitors' firm that offers national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will usually need to attend a medical assessment.
What are the road accident statistics in Cuffley
Accidents involving vehicles in Cuffley are common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 3139 accidents (2754 slight accidents, 358 serious accidents and 27 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Hertfordshire local authority. In 2014 accidents increased to 3,690.
Our group of road traffic accident (RTA) solicitors are experienced in fighting for maximum general and special damages for anyone hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Cuffley.
Cuffley work accident statistics
The most recent 2019 work accident data for the Broxbourne Local Authority (2013/14) are listed under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive and set out below:
|Work accidents in Broxbourne Local Authority (HSE)||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||19|
|Slip, trip or fall||26|
|Struck by moving vehicle||4|
|Struck by object||13|
|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.