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

If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.

Our personal injury services

We have helped injured people in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Can I make a claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or whether there was a criminal incident.

It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our 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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Sawbridgeworth road accident claims

Road users can claim compensation if they are injured on Sawbridgeworth's roads due to another party's negligence.

Whether you were injured as a pedestrian on Sawbridgeworth's roads, or have been hurt in a car collision, we can assist. The Quittance road accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about how to get started.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Sawbridgeworth

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you suffered a sprain or have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

Officially recorded data show that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Hertfordshire and the UK as a whole. They are sometimes connected to accidents categorised as something else such as being hit by an object falling from a vehicle or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place claims for injuries such as strained muscles experienced on obstructed walkways are also quite common with pothole trips having occurred on the Street and on Bell St.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

When a person suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you only want closure or answers instead of claiming compensation. You can contact Lister Hospital, Coreys Mill Lane, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.

Read more: Clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help claimants with getting compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from respiratory diseases to pleural thickening.

Read more: Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

Sawbridgeworth 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, Sawbridgeworth 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 Sawbridgeworth, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Helping people like you

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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Frequently asked questions

What experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Sawbridgeworth?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of award winning personal injury solicitors that assists people injured in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of claimants in Hertfordshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and industrial disease.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and an expert team, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

Reviews for injury lawyers in Sawbridgeworth

Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

Will you need to go with a local Sawbridgeworth injury lawyer ?

The location of the lawyers office is not especially relevant as cases are normally handled remotely.

You will need to select a law firm with national medical centres as you will need to go to a medical examination.

More : Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.

What are the road accident statistics in Sawbridgeworth

Our group of knowledgeable road traffic accident personal injury lawyers are experienced in obtaining the best settlements for people who have been hurt in a road accident in Sawbridgeworth.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Sawbridgeworth are common. Officially reported accident data shows 27 fatal accidents, 358 serious accidents and 2754 slight accidents in 2013 in Hertfordshire (Total events were 3139 local authority area. By 2014 accidents increased to 3,690.

Sawbridgeworth work accident statistics

The most up to date 2019 work injury information in the Epping Forest Local Authority (2013/14) reported in accordance with RIDDOR by the HSE as follows:

Work accidents in Epping Forest Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
General13
Electric shock1
Machinery related4
0
Fire related (e.g. scarrs)0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)2
Fall from height10
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)0
Lifting26
Physical assault5
Slip, trip, fall same level38
Struck against6
Struck by moving vehicle1
Struck by object9

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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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