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.
Our personal injury services
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 exceptions?
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:
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:
Knebworth road accident claims
If you have been injured on Knebworth's roads as the result of another road user's negligence, you have a right to claim compensation.
It does not matter if you have been hurt in a collision on Knebworth's roads, or have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, our specialist team can help. The Quittance expert guide sets out how to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Knebworth
If you have sustained an injury due to of your employer's actions, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.
No matter what your job is - whether you are a labourer injured on a building site or you tripped in an office, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Accidents in a public place
HSE data indicate that employee slips, trips and falls continue to be the most common accident at work in Hertfordshire. They are quite often the precursor to injuries categorised as something else e.g. being hit by material under pressure, being trapped by something or a quarry drowning accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries like fractured ankles suffered on tripping on a street are also quite prevalent with recent incidents having happened on St. Martins Rd and on Broadwater Crescent.
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 medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.
If you are just looking for a better understanding of events instead of claiming compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, you can write to Lister Hospital, Coreys Mill Lane, Stevenage, Hertfordshire.
For more information: Clinical negligence compensation
More claim types
We recognise the vital difference injury compensation will make to seriously injured claimants. Quittance work to get compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, which includes damages for long-term medical treatment and care costs. The panel of expert solicitors have aided claimants claim compensation for a wide range of major injuries and conditions. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as serious include lead poisoning and back injuries.
For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation
Knebworth 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, Knebworth 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 Knebworth, 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.
We are here to 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.
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 Knebworth?
Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of results-focussed solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Knebworth, Hertfordshire and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
We have helped hundreds of people throughout Hertfordshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents on building sites to car passenger accidents.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, make our claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.
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.
Do you have to choose a lawyer in Knebworth?
As with many professional services, you do not need to select a personal injury solicitor near you.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
Reviews for injury lawyers in Knebworth
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.
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.