Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
We can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.
How we can help you
Each year, we help hundreds of people in Olney, Buckinghamshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a 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, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. In practice, various other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, including the context of your injury, where the injury occurred or whether causation can be established.
Talk to a legal expert 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 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
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:
Road accident claims in Olney
If you are hurt in an accident on Olney's roads due to the behaviour of another road user, you are entitled to start a claim for compensation.
Whether you were a passenger in a car accident, or were involved in a cycling accident, our specialist team can help. Quittance's guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident injury claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Olney
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any other losses or expenses.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Public place accidents
Official statistics reveal that employee slips and trips continue to be the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Buckinghamshire workplace in 2015. Slips and trips are quite often the forerunner to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by a runaway vehicle or an electrical discharge accident. Public liability claims for injuries such as broken arms suffered on obstructed footpaths are also quite prevalent with pavement crack trips having happened on Weston Underwood and on Market Place.
When someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.
If you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened instead of financial compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. You can write to Executive Office, Hartwell Wing, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.
Read more about No win, no fee clinical negligence claim
Injury lawyers can assist with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestosis to welders lung.
Read more about No win, no fee industrial disease claim
Olney 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, Olney 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 Olney, 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.
Is Quittance the right claims firm for me?
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
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How much experience do the solicitors have of claims in Olney?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of expert personal injury solicitors that assists people in Olney, Buckinghamshire and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.
The solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants in Buckinghamshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from injuries sustained at work to car accidents.
Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make our claims process as clear and straightforward 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.
Olney personal injury solicitor reviews
Levels of service provided by solicitors vary enormously.
Reviews can certainly be enlightening when weighing up which lawyer to choose.
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Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for deafness, for example, ranges from £73,315 to £88,660 (based on 2015 market data).
Will I need to choose a local injury lawyer ?
The whereabouts of the law firm is not very relevant as injury cases are managed without the need to meet the solicitor.
It is however necessary to go with a solicitors practice that provides national medical coverage as you will almost always be expected to attend a medical assessment.
Read about : What is the process for attending a 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.