Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If either you or a member of your family have been hurt in an accident, we can help you make a compensation claim.
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 exceptions?
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
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
You have the right to make a claim for compensation if you were hurt in an accident on Rickmansworth's roads because of a careless driver.
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.Road accident claims
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.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Medical negligence describes when a patient is injured as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.
If you are only looking for a better understanding of events instead of claiming compensation, you could make a formal complaint. For example, to make a complaint against East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, you can contact Lister Hospital, Coreys Mill Lane, Stevenage, Hertfordshire.
Find out more: Medical negligence claims
Personal injury solicitors can help claimants with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from chemical poisoning to siderosis.
Find out more: Industrial disease claims
More claim types
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
Rickmansworth 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, Rickmansworth 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 Rickmansworth, 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.
Why choose us for your claim?
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
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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.