Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life or work has been affected by your injury, we can help.
If your injuries were caused by someone else's actions or negligence, you may be able to claim compensation.
Every year, we help injured people in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a personal injury claim?
If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, the law entitles you to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened.
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?
Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, including the specific details of the accident, the location of the injury or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.
A brief phone call will let you know whether you have a valid compensation claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal Injury 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
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:
Rickmansworth road accident claims
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, in Rickmansworth or anywhere in England or Wales, you may be entitled to claim compensation. A compensation claim could be possible if you were injured as a:
- Driver or passenger in a car
- Rider or pillion on a motorbike
- Lorry, HGV or van driver or passenger
- Public transport user (bus or taxi)
- Cyclist or e-scooter rider
Regardless of whether you were injured as a pedestrian, or have been hurt in a car accident, our specialist team can help. This guide to road accident compensation sets out what you need to know about how to get started.
Work accident claims in Rickmansworth
If you have suffered an injury as a result of your employer's actions, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.
Whether you had a fall or have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful claim.
Rickmansworth clinical negligence claims
When a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of a GP or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.
Further information: Clinical negligence claims
Rickmansworth public place accidents
Whether your accident occurred in a shopping centre or in a car park, and someone else was responsible, you may be able to start an injury claim.
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.
Other types of injury claims in Rickmansworth
Quittance's team understand the critical difference a compensation claim makes to severely injured claimants.
By reducing the financial pressure a major injury imposes on an injured person and their dependants, a successful claim helps people to prioritise their recovery and rehabilitation.
Find out more: Serious injury claims
Read more about Industrial disease compensation
Rickmansworth No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Rickmansworth injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
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 Rickmansworth and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
- Find out
if you can claim
- No obligation
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
What experience do the solicitors have of winning claims in Rickmansworth?
Quittance is a UK-wide network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
In the last 12 months, we assisted hundreds of people in Hertfordshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including workplace accidents and car accidents.
With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.
Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.
Does the location of the law firm matter?
You do not need to choose a solicitor near you.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
The disparity in the amount of insurance premiums and success fees between different firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements often surprises prospective claimants.
As an example the amount retained by a successful claimant accepting a settlement of £79,508 for serious neck injuries involving fractures or damage to discs can vary from £47,705 to £67,582.
Further reading - Compare personal injury solicitors fees
What should you consider when comparing reviews for solicitors in Rickmansworth?
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to formal and traditional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels offered by different firms.
What are the road accident statistics in Rickmansworth
Quittance's group of no win no fee personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in negotiating maximum compensation for people who have been injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Rickmansworth.
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Rickmansworth are common with a total of 3139 accidents (2754 slight accidents, 358 serious accidents and 27 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Hertfordshire local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 3,690.
Work accident statistics in Rickmansworth
The latest 2019 work accident figures in the Three Rivers Local Authority (2013/14) was available in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the HSE and set out below:
|Work accidents in Three Rivers Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||3|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. benzene)||0|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||3|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||1|
|Lifting and carrying||14|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||17|
|Struck by moving vehicle||0|
|Hit by object||6|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1|
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.