Were you 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.
How Quittance can help
Every year, we help injured people in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Will I be able to make a 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:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury, whether a child was injured or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.
Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our 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:
High Wycombe road accident claims
Road users may be able to claim injury compensation if they have been hurt on High Wycombe's roads because of someone else's actions.
It does not matter if you were hurt in a car accident, or have been involved in a motorcycle accident on High Wycombe's roads, this guide to road accident compensation sets out everything you need to know about how to claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in High Wycombe
You may be able to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our guide to work accident claims explains what you need to know about making a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Injuries in a public place
Officially recorded data underline the fact that slips and trips are the single most frequent cause of injury in the Buckinghamshire workplace. These types of accident are frequently related to accidents categorised as another type of accident like being hit by moving machinery, a lifting injury or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like bruised legs experienced on poorly maintained paths are also common with slips and trips having happened on Micklefield Rd and on Common Rd.
Litigators can assist with securing compensation for industrial injuries ranging from mesothelioma to farmers lung.
More injury claim types
The Quittance team understand the change injury compensation will make to the lives of people affected by major injury. The panel of lawyers fight hard for the maximum compensation for serious injury and illness, including compensation for the cost of ongoing treatment and care. Our network of expert law firms have aided claimants receive compensation for a range of severe conditions and injuries. Injuries categorised as serious and catastrophic range from brain injuries to cerebral palsy.
High Wycombe 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, High Wycombe 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 High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire 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.
Should I choose Quittance?
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
What experience does Quittance have of claims in High Wycombe?
We are a UK-wide panel of award winning personal injury lawyers that assists people injured in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.
The solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Buckinghamshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and accidents on building sites.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and specialist advice, mean that making an injury claim is as 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.
Will you need to select a local lawyer?
Going for a local firm is not very relevant as cases are conducted by phone and email.
However, you should choose a solicitors' firm with national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will almost always be expected to go to a medical exam.
Reviews for solicitors in High Wycombe
There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels offered by different firms.
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for spinal cord damage could vary between £73,700 and £130,130 (based on 2015 market research).
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.