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.
How can we help
We have helped hundreds of people in Hertfordshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Can I claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. Practically speaking, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury, whether a minor was injured or whether liability can be proved.
A short phone call will let you know exactly where you stand. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Instant 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:
Hertfordshire road accident claims
You have the right to make a claim for compensation if you are hurt in an accident on Hertfordshire's roads due to a negligent road user.
Whether you sustained an injury in a motorcycle accident on Hertfordshire's roads, or were a passenger in a car accident, our guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Hertfordshire
You may be able to make an accident at work 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 shows you how best to make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Accidents in a public place
HSE data highlight the fact that slips and trips are by far the most frequent cause of injury at work in South East England. Slips and trips are frequently the initiators of injuries categorised as something else for instance being hit by a runaway vehicle, being trapped by something collapsing or a toxic substance accident. Public place (Welwyn Hatfield local authority) legal claims for injuries like pulled muscles sustained on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with street trips having happened on High St and on Claggy Rd.
Clinical negligence describes when a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other health worker. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.
You can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for an explanation as to what went wrong instead of financial damages. To make a complaint against East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, for example, you can contact Lister Hospital, Coreys Mill Lane, Stevenage, Hertfordshire.
Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation claim
Legal advisors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from chemical poisoning to chronic silicosis.
Find out more: Industrial disease compensation claim
Hertfordshire 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, Hertfordshire 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 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.
Helping people like you
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:
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What experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Hertfordshire?
Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that assists claimants in Hertfordshire and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.
In the last 12 months, we helped hundreds of claimants across Hertfordshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including building site accidents and road accidents.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward 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. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.
Will I need to select a local Hertfordshire injury lawyer?
The whereabouts of the solicitors office is less critical as cases are typically run without the need to meet the solicitor.
However, you should go with a company that offers national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will usually have to go to a medical exam.
Hertfordshire personal injury solicitor reviews
Service standards provided by lawyers can differ.
Online reviews is a great place to start if you are trying to decide which lawyer best serves your needs and which considerations are most important to you.
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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.