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If either you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.
You can make a compensation claim on a no win, no fee basis. If your injury claim is unsuccessful you won't have to pay any money to your solicitor.
Each year, we help injured claimants in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire and across the UK. We will help you get the compensation you need to fund your recovery
How did your injury occur?
Your specialist injury solicitor will follow a specific process, depending on what caused your injury or illness.
Please select how you were injured to find out more:
Do I have a personal injury claim?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?
Yes. Practically speaking, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury, whether a child was injured or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our 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.
Anyone who was injured either during their birth or as a child can start a claim themselves once they turn 18 years old.
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.
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:
Potters Bar road accident claims
Accidents on Potters Bar's roads are quite common. Official 2021 data recorded 2228 road accidents in Hertfordshire (1848 slight accidents, 360 accidents and 20 fatalities). Accidents in the Potters Bar area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the slip road of the M25 and A111 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A1000 and B556 crossroads.
If you've been injured in a road traffic accident in Potters Bar, or anywhere else in the UK, we understand the pain and suffering you may be going through. If your injuries were caused by another driver, cyclist, pedestrian or any other road user, you may be entitled to claim no win, no fee compensation.
Whether you sustained an injury in a hit-and-run, or have been hurt in a collision on the motorway, our expert guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident compensation claim.
Work accident claims in Potters Bar
Per 100,000 workers, there were 163 non-fatal work accidents and 1.07 fatalities in Hertfordshire in 2021.
|HSE-reported Hertfordshire work accidents||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||3%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. MTBE related illnesses)||3%|
|Fall from height (ladder)||10%|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||1%|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||27%|
|Struck by moving vehicle||4%|
|Hit by falling object||6%|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1%|
If you were injured at work in the last three years, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whether you were injured while working as a scaffolder or a gardener, our work injury claim guide shows you how to make a successful compensation claim.
Clinical negligence claims in Potters Bar
When someone suffers injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. We can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Potters Bar, including East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust (Lister Hospital, Coreys Mill Lane, Stevenage, Hertfordshire).
Occupiers liability injury claims in Potters Bar
By law, an individual or organisation that owns or occupies a property has a responsibility for the safety of anyone who visits it.
Whether your accident happened in a pub or on a footpath, and another party was to blame, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
If you've been hurt in an accident in a public area, we can help you.
Compensation claims for serious injuries
Compensation claims for particularly severe injuries include brain injuries, and skull or spinal fractures, and can also include other injuries and chronic conditions.
We know how important a successful serious injury claim will be. Compensation will help to reduce the financial burden, and your specialist catastrophic injury solicitor will also liaise with insurers and care professionals, so you can focus on your recovery.
Will I have to visit my solicitor's office?
Personal injury claims are conducted remotely. This means you won't have to travel to your solicitor's office when making a claim.
You can talk to a legally-trained advisor about your accident or injury, before you choose to start a claim.
If you decide to start a claim, you will speak to a specialist solicitor. Your solicitor will always be available to answer any questions, and they will keep you updated every step of the way.
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 Potters Bar and cross the UK.
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Have you helped many claimants in Potters Bar?
Every year, we help hundreds of injury claimants in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire and across the UK.
Whether you have been injured at your place of work, in a road accident or due to medical negligence we can introduce you to the best personal injury solicitor for your needs.
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.
Potters Bar 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 help you select which solicitor is the right fit for your claim.
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.
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.
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**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.