Our Personal Injury Services

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.

How were you injured?

Depending on how your injury happened, the compensation claims process will vary. A specialist solicitor will guide you through the stages of making a claim.

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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).

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

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.

Can I claim compensation on behalf of a child?

Whether you were injured at school, in a playground or any other circumstance, you can start a claim at any point until your 21st birthday.

If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf.

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Claim child injury compensation

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.

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.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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

Car, HGV, bike and motorcycle accidents in Rickmansworth are quite common. Government data reveals there were 2228 road accidents in Hertfordshire in 2021, including 1848 slight accidents, 360 accidents and 20 fatalities.

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
  • Pedestrian

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.

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Road accident compensation claims

Rickmansworth work accident claims

There were 6 fatalities and 754 other work accidents in Hertfordshire in 2021.

If you have suffered an injury as a result of your employer's actions, you may be legally entitled to make a claim.

All employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a nurse or a retail worker, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful claim.

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Work accident claims

How common are work accidents in Rickmansworth?

Hertfordshire work accidents (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Not Known16%
Machinery related injury5%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. benzene)0%
Fall from height (scaffolding)5%
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)2%
Lifting and carrying23%
Assault10%
Slip, trip, fall same level27%
Struck against2%
Struck by moving vehicle0%
Hit by object10%
Trapped by something collapsing2%

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. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Rickmansworth.

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Rickmansworth public place injury claims

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 occurred on a footpath or in a train station, and someone else was responsible, you may be able to claim compensation.

If you have been injured in an accident in public, we can help you make a public place accident claim for financial compensation.

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Public place accident claims

Serious injury compensation claims

Catastrophic injuries that require extensive or ongoing treatment, or have a debilitating impact on your life, could include brain injuries or amputations, but could also include injuries affecting the senses, cancer and other diseases arising from exposure to radiation or toxic chemicals.

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.

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Serious injury compensation

Will I have to visit my solicitor's office?

When making a personal injury claim, you won't need to attend your solicitor's office at any stage.

A friendly advisor will talk to you about what happened on a brief phone call. Your advisor can then confirm if you may have a claim, but there is no obligation to proceed.

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.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

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.

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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:

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Frequently asked questions

Have you helped many Rickmansworth injury claimants?

We help 100's of injured workers, road users and other claimants in Rickmansworth and Hertfordshire every year.

A specialist solicitor will fight hard to settle your claim and recover the best possible compensation sum, regardless of whether you were injured in a car or bike accident or in public.

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.

Rickmansworth injury solicitor reviews

All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Despite the strict professional standards that lawyers must meet, the quality of service they deliver can vary. Personal recommendations, word of mouth and online reviews can help you select which solicitor is the right fit for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

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.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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**

*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.

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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.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor