Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.
How we can help
We have helped injured people in Maidenhead, Berkshire and across the UK claim compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?
If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you may 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 exceptions?
Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or if there is an uninsured driver involved.
A brief phone call will tell you whether you have a valid compensation claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online 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:
Maidenhead road accident claims
Maidenhead road users may be able to make a claim for compensation if they are injured as the result of another party's carelessness.
Whether you were injured in a hit-and-run, or were a passenger in a car accident, this useful guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Maidenhead
If you have suffered an injury because of your employer's actions or negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our work injury claim guide shows you how best to make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Clinical negligence describes when a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a GP or other health worker. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.
You could make a formal complaint if you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to injury compensation. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Fitzwilliam House, Skimped Hill Lane, Bracknell, Berkshire.
For more information: Medical negligence compensation claims
Legal advisors can help claimants with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from asbestos related disease to asthma caused by enzymes.
For more information: Industrial disease compensation claims
More injury claim types
We understand the critical difference compensation can make to severely injured claimants. Damages should ease the financial load and take the pressure off an injured claimant and their dependants enabling them to focus on rehabilitation. Quittance's network of specialist solicitor firms have aided claimants affected by major accidents.
For more information: Serious injury compensation claims
Maidenhead 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, Maidenhead 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 Maidenhead, Berkshire 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.
Caring and sensitive support
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 is your track record of injury claims in Maidenhead?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of award winning personal injury lawyers that assists people injured in Maidenhead, Berkshire and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.
Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people in Berkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and accidents in the workplace.
With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, enables you to focus on your recovery.
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.
Check Maidenhead solicitor reviews
The levels of service provided by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary to a large extent.
Reading reviews can be instructive if you are mulling over which lawyer to go with.
Will I have to choose a personal injury solicitor near me?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service 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.
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.