Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, we can help.

Our personal injury services

Every year, we help injured people in Marlow, Buckinghamshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Can I make a claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or the quantum of the claim.

It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to injury compensation. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:

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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

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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Marlow road accident claims

Marlow road users are entitled to claim injury compensation if they have been injured as the result of someone else's actions.

Regardless of whether you were injured in a motorcycle accident on Marlow's roads, or have been hurt in a collision at a junction, our specialist team can help. The Quittance useful guide sets out how to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Marlow

Have you have had an accident at work and your employer or another member of staff was responsible? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Medical negligence

Clinical negligence is the term used when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you just want a better understanding of events rather than claiming compensation. For example, to make a complaint against Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, you can write to Executive Office, Hartwell Wing, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

Find out more: Medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help claimants with securing compensation for industrial injuries that range from chemical poisoning to hand arm vibration syndrome compensation.

Find out more: Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

Quittance recognise the difference a compensation claim will make to severely injured claimants.

A successful claim should ease the financial burden and reduce stress so an injured claimant enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation.

Find out more: Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Marlow 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, Marlow 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 Marlow, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Starting a claim

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.

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FAQs

What experience do your solicitors have of winning claims in Marlow?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of expert personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Marlow, Buckinghamshire and throughout the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we have helped 100's of injured claimants across Buckinghamshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from public place accidents to industrial disease.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and an expert team, 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 means you will never be out of pocket.

Check Marlow personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by solicitors vary enormously.

Researching online reviews can be a good place to start when thinking about which lawyer best serves your needs.

Read more Solicitor reviews

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Are Marlow claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

In most cases, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

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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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

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?

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.

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

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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