Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If your life has been affected by illness or injury, Quittance Legal Services are here to help.

Our personal injury services

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.

Are there any other considerations?

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 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • 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:

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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

Clinical negligence

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

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

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

Industrial disease 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

Other types of claim

Hatfield 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, Hatfield 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 Hatfield, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Friendly and professional advice

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.

Call us FREE 0800 612 7456 or arrange a callback:

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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.

More - Do you have a medical centre in or near Hatfield?

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
Not Reported24
Electrocution0
Machinery related8
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)3
Fall from height (ladder)13
Animal related3
Lifting and handling injuries55
Physical assault7
Slip, trip or fall50
Struck against8
Hit by vehicle2
Hit by falling object33

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

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**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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.

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