Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.
How we can help
Each year, we help injured claimants in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire and across the UK get compensation for:
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 exceptions?
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 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our 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:
Potters Bar road accident claims
You are entitled to claim compensation if you were injured on Potters Bar's roads because of a careless road user.
No matter if you sustained an injury in a hit-and-run on Potters Bar's roads, or have been hurt in a collision on the motorway, Quittance's expert guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Potters Bar
If you were injured at work in the last three years, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp working through an agency, our work injury claim guide shows you how to make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Accidents in a public place
Government data expose the fact that slips and trips are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Hertfordshire workplace. These types of accident are sometimes the cause of accidents recorded in a different category for instance being hit by hand tools in use, a crush injury from something overturning or an animal related accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like broken wrists suffered on spillages are also quite common with pothole trips having happened on High St and on Darkes Lane.
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. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.
If you only want a formal account of what went wrong as opposed to financial compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. To raise a complaint against East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, for example, you can write to Lister Hospital, Coreys Mill Lane, Stevenage, Hertfordshire.
Read more: Clinical negligence claims
Personal injury solicitors can help claimants with securing compensation for industrial injuries including anything from radiation exposure to vibration white finger.
Read more: Industrial disease claims
Potters Bar 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, Potters Bar 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 Potters Bar, 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.
Can Quittance help 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.
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What experience do the solicitors have of winning claims in Potters Bar?
Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of specialist solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire and across the UK, obtain compensation.
The solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Hertfordshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from scaffolding accidents to pedestrian accidents.
With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.
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.
Does the location of the lawyer matter?
Many solicitors operate nationwide, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for emphysema could vary between £44,275 and £56,650 (based on 2015 market research).
The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Comparing Potters Bar personal injury solicitors - online reviews
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.
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.