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

Our specialist personal injury team are here to help, so you can focus on your recovery.

If you have been injured and you think it is someone else's fault, you could make a claim for financial compensation.

We have helped hundreds of people in Knebworth, Hertfordshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

The key 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 other factors that could affect my right to claim?

Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or whether there is an untraceable defendant.

A short phone call will tell you whether you are eligible to make a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal Injury Claim Checker.

Can I claim if I was injured as a child?

If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, at any time until the child's 18th birthday. Whether you were injured on a playground, at school, or anywhere else, you can begin an injury claim at any time until you are 21 years old.

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Child injury compensation claims

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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

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:

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Knebworth road accident claims

If you've been injured by another road user's actions or negligence, we can help you get the support and financial compensation you need for your recovery.

Whether you have been hurt in a collision, or have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, our specialist team can help. Our expert guide sets out how to claim road accident compensation.

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Work injury claims in Knebworth

If you have sustained an injury due to of your employer's actions, you may be legally entitled to make a claim.

All employers owe a duty of care to their employees. Whether you were injured or made ill when working as a vehicle technician or a landscape gardener, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful no win, no fee claim.

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Work accident compensation

Medical negligence claims in Knebworth

Clinical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured as the result of the lack of care of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Knebworth, including East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust (Lister Hospital, Coreys Mill Lane, Stevenage, Hertfordshire).

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Occupiers liability accident claims in Knebworth

Owners and operators of privately-owned land or property are known as 'occupiers'. Occupiers have a duty to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of anyone on their property.

Whether your accident happened on public transport or at a leisure centre, and someone else caused the accident, you could be entitled to claim compensation.

If you've been hurt in an accident in a public area, we can help you.

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Public place accident claims

Serious injury compensation claims

Serious and catastrophic injuries typically include head, brain and spinal injuries, but could also include other injuries such as eye injuries, bowel cancer and serious pharmaceutical error.

A successful claim will reduce the burden of bills and other financial issues, so you and your family can focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury solicitors work with medical care specialists and insurance providers, to get the rounded support you need.

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Claim catastrophic injury compensation

Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?

No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Knebworth, and across the UK.

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Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Knebworth No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Knebworth injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Knebworth, Hertfordshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Knebworth and cross the UK.

If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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FAQs

Has Quittance helped many Knebworth injury claimants?

We can help you start a claim for no win, no fee injury compensation, whether you live in Knebworth, Hertfordshire, or anywhere in the UK.

Regardless of whether you were hurt as a result of a negligent employer or as a result of a missed diagnosis, your injury lawyer will recover the best possible compensation for your injuries.

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

Knebworth solicitor reviews

All personal injury solicitors are regulated by the SRA. Although injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary.

Online reviews and word of mouth can make it easier decide which solicitor is the right fit for you.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

What are Knebworth road accident statistics?

Vehicle accidents in Knebworth are relatively common. Official 2021 data recorded 2228 road accidents in Hertfordshire (1848 slight accidents, 360 accidents and 20 fatalities).

Our network of professional road traffic accident (RTA) legal advisors have vast experience in fighting for optimum settlements for people injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Knebworth.

What are the statistics for work accidents in Knebworth?

In 2021, there were 754 non-fatal work accidents and 6 fatalities in Hertfordshire.

Hertfordshire work accidents (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Undetermined18%
Electricity related1%
Machinery related injury5%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)0%
Fall from height11%
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)1%
Manual handling19%
Assault3%
Slip or trip29%
Struck against5%
Struck by moving vehicle1%
Struck by object7%
Trapped under falling object1%

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator