Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

Our personal injury services

We have helped hundreds of people in Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Do I have a claim?

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

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or whether the defendant is uninsured.

Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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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Princes Risborough road accident claims

Princes Risborough cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians have the right to start a claim for compensation if they have been injured because of another party's carelessness.

It does not matter if you were involved in a hit-and-run, or were hurt in a crash on Princes Risborough's roads, our road accident compensation guide explains what you need to know about starting a claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Princes Risborough

If you have sustained an injury because of your employer's actions, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.

Whatever your job, whether you had a crush injury or developed RSI, our work accident claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Clinical negligence

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person sustains an injury or illness due to a GP or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you are only looking for a formal account of what went wrong instead of financial damages, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, for example, you can write to Executive Office, Hartwell Wing, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

Read more about Clinical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from mesothelioma to organophosphate exposure.

Read more about Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

We recognise the change compensation makes to the lives of people impacted by severe injury. A claim will ease the financial load on an injured claimant and their dependants so they can prioritise recovery. Quittance's network of solicitor firms engage with insurance companies, the legal system and doctors and health professionals, helping to ensure families affected by major accidents receive legal and medical support.

Read more about Catastrophic injury compensation

Other types of claim

Princes Risborough 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, Princes Risborough 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 Princes Risborough, 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

We are here to help

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 is your track record of injury claims in Princes Risborough?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of award winning personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants across Buckinghamshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents in the office to bike accidents.

Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

Check Princes Risborough personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of advice offered by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary to a large extent.

Reading reviews can be informative if you are contemplating which solicitor to act for you.

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Do I need to instruct a local lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the law firm is less relevant as injury cases are handled remotely.

However, you should instruct a solicitors practice that has medical facilities near Princes Risborough as claimants will almost always be expected to go to a medical assessment.

Read about : Do you have a medical centre in or near Princes Risborough?

The disparity in the level of success fees and insurance premiums between different lawyers is enormous.

As an example the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant having been awarded £27,202 for severe shoulder injuries can vary from £16,321 to £23,122.

Additional reading Compare solicitors

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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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