Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

We have helped injured claimants in Hertford, Hertfordshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury claim?

The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • 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 numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or the location of the injury.

A short phone call will let you know whether you have a valid compensation claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our 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

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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Hertford road accident claims

Hertford road users should be able to start a claim for compensation if they have been hurt due to another party's carelessness.

It does not matter if you have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, or have been hurt in a car accident, we can help you take action. Quittance's guide to road accident claims sets out everything you need to know about the claims process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Hertford

You may be enttitled to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp working through an agency, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Injuries in a public place

Officially recorded figures emphasise the fact that slips and trips are by some margin the most common accident at work in Hertfordshire and the UK in 2014/15. Slips and trips are often the precursor to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being struck by a falling object or an asphyxiation accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like broken wrists experienced on raised kerb stones are also quite common with recent slips and trips having happened on Fore Street and on Bengeo Street.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from asbestos related illness to MEK poisoning.

More about No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

Quittance's team understand the critical difference an injury claim can make to the lives of seriously injured claimants. The panel of lawyers work to achieve compensation for serious injuries, including compensation for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy. Our network of lawyers have for many years helped people affected by major accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are held to be serious range from serious psychiatric harm to mesothelioma.

More about No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Hertford 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, Hertford 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 Hertford, 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

We can help

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

What is Quittance's track record of claims in Hertford?

Quittance is a nationwide network of specialist solicitors that helps claimants in Hertford, Hertfordshire and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.

In the last 12 months, we helped hundreds of people across Hertfordshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents at work and public place accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, enables you to focus on your recovery.

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.

Will I need to choose a local Hertford injury lawyer ?

The location of a law firm is not so critical as injury cases can be conducted by phone and email.

It is however necessary to select a solicitors practice that offers national medical centres as claimants will need to attend a medical examination.

See : Do you have a medical centre in or near Hertford?

Hertford personal injury solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary significantly.

Reading reviews is a great place to start if you are trying to decide which solicitor to pick and which considerations are most important to you.

Read more Solicitor reviews

What are the road accident statistics in Hertford

Quittance's network of accredited road traffic accident injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in fighting for maximum general and special damages for people who have been hurt in a car accident in Hertford.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Hertford are relatively frequent. Police reporters reveal that there were 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. Incidents in the Hertford area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A414 and B1197 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the A119 and A414 roundabout.

What are the Hertford work accident statistics?

The latest 2019 accident information in the East Hertfordshire Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed in accordance with reporting legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive excerpted below:

Work accidents in East Hertfordshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
General10
Electrocution1
Machinery related2
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)3
Fall from height18
Animal related0
Lifting27
Physical assault6
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)37
Struck against1
Struck by moving vehicle0
Struck by object8
Trapped by something collapsing1

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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