Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life has been affected by illness or injury, we are here to help.
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, you may be able to claim financial compensation.
Every year, we help injured people in Hatfield, Hertfordshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred.
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether the defendant is uninsured.
It costs nothing to find out if you have a claim. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, 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 Hatfield
Hatfield drivers and other road users are entitled to start a claim for compensation if they are injured because of another party's negligence.
Regardless of whether you were injured in a hit-and-run on Hatfield's roads, or have been hurt in a crash, our useful guide sets out what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Hatfield
You may be able to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
No matter what your job is - whether you are a roofer injured on a building site or an accountant injured in the office, our work injury claim guide shows you how best to make a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
When a person suffers injury or illness as the result of a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.
You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are just looking for a better understanding of events instead of a compensation award. To make a complaint against Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, Head Office, The Colonnades, Beaconsfield Road, Hatfield, Hertfordshire.
Find out more: Medical negligence compensation claims
Litigators can assist with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from respiratory diseases to chronic silicosis.
Find out more: Industrial disease compensation claims
More injury claim types
Quittance understand the vital change an injury claim makes to the lives of severely injured claimants. Compensation will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues on an injured person and their family enabling them to prioritise recovery.
The panel of expert solicitors for many years have helped families impacted by severe accidents.
Find out more: Serious injury compensation claims
Hatfield 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.
Hatfield 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 Hatfield, 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 Hatfield 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
What is your track record of injury claims in Hatfield?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of specialist personal injury solicitors that assists people injured in Hatfield, Hertfordshire and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.
Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Hertfordshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from part-time worker injuries to accidents on public transport.
Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, mean that claiming compensation is as stress-free as possible.
Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.
Reviews for lawyers in Hatfield
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from strictly professional to more casual and friendly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the quality of service taken by individual firms.
Do you need to instruct a local solicitor?
Choosing a nearby solicitors office is not especially critical as injury cases are typically handled without the need to meet the solicitor.
However, you should choose a firm that provides national medical centres as claimants will almost always have to attend a medical assessment.
What are the road accident statistics in Hatfield
Quittance's group of professional road traffic accident injury lawyers have vast experience in negotiating optimum general and special damages for anyone injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Hatfield.
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Hatfield are quite common with statistics showing a total of 3139 accidents (2754 slight accidents, 358 serious accidents and 27 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Hertfordshire local authority area. By 2014 accidents increased to 3,690. Accidents in Hatfield in 2013 included crashes on the A1001 and A(M)1 roundabout and on the slip road of the A414 and A1000 junction.
Hatfield work accident statistics
The latest 2019 accident statistics in the Welwyn Hatfield Local Authority (2013/14) collated in accordance with RIDDOR by the HSE in the table below:
|Work accidents in Welwyn Hatfield Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)||3|
|Fall from height (ladder)||13|
|Lifting and handling injuries||55|
|Slip, trip or fall||50|
|Hit by vehicle||2|
|Hit by falling object||33|
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.