Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.
How we can help
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a personal injury claim?
If you were injured 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, and;
- another person was at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or the quantum of the claim.
A short phone consultation will let you know whether you are eligible to make a claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online 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 Hemel Hempstead
Hemel Hempstead drivers and other road users can claim compensation if they have been hurt due to another party's negligence.
It does not matter whether you have been hurt in a car collision on Hemel Hempstead's roads, or sustained an injury in a hit-and-run, this useful guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident injury claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Hemel Hempstead
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whatever your job is, whether you had a crash or developed hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Accidents in a public place
Official statistics stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are still the most frequent cause of injury at work in Hertfordshire and the UK as a whole. These types of accident are frequently the initiators of injuries recorded in another category like being hit by an object falling from a machine or a drowning accident. Public liability claims for injuries such as facial scarring sustained on potholes are also quite prevalent with recent slips and trips having happened on Chapel Croft and in Simmons Garden Centre.
When a person suffers injury or illness due to a GP or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.
Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you are only looking for a detailed explanation of what happened instead of financial compensation. You can contact Lister Hospital, Coreys Mill Lane, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, for example, to make a formal complaint against East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.
More about Clinical negligence compensation
More claim types
We recognise the change an injury claim makes to the lives of severely injured claimants. By limiting the stress serious injury puts on an injured claimant, a claim enables claimants to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. The panel of expert solicitors have aided claimants receive compensation for many catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as catastrophic or serious include chronic pain and cerebral palsy.
More about Catastrophic injury compensation
Hemel Hempstead 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, Hemel Hempstead 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 Hemel Hempstead, 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.
How do I start a claim?
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 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Have the solicitors handled many claims in Hemel Hempstead?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of award winning personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.
We have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Hertfordshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and accidents in the office.
Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and specialist advice, mean that making an injury claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.
Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.
Comparing injury solicitors in Hemel Hempstead - online reviews
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.
Do I need to choose a local Hemel Hempstead legal firm?
The whereabouts of the lawyers office is not especially important as cases can be run remotely.
It is however necessary to select a firm that provides national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will be expected to go to a medical exam.
Read more - What is the process for attending a medical?
The diversity in the level of personal injury success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is vast
E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of £67,660 for lung cancer could vary from £40,596 to £57,511.
Additional reading How to compare personal injury fees
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.