Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Our personal injury experts are here to help, so you can focus on your recovery.

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

Every year, we help injured people in St Albans, Hertfordshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?

It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you suffered an injury:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

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 circumstances of your injury or whether the defendant is uninsured.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Claim Checker.

Can I claim if I was injured as a child?

Claimants who were injured as a child have until their 21st birthday to make a claim on their own behalf. If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, at any time until the child's 18th birthday.

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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

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:

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St Albans road accident claims

Drivers, cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians all owe a duty of care to all other road users. If you have been injured as a result of the actions or negligence of another road user, you may be able to start a claim for compensation.

Whether you have been hurt in a crash, or have suffered an injury riding a bike, we're here to help. Our road accident compensation claim guide sets out what you need to know about making a claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

St Albans work injury claims

If you have sustained an injury because of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.

Whether you were injured or became ill working as a site labourer or a security officer, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful no win, no fee claim.

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St Albans medical negligence claims

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from any of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for St Albans, including East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust (Lister Hospital, Coreys Mill Lane, Stevenage, Hertfordshire).

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

St Albans public place injury claims

Occupiers' liability refers to the legal duty of care owed by property owners to anyone who visits their property.

Whether your accident happened in a nightclub or at a public swimming pool, you could be able to start an injury claim.

If you've been hurt in an accident in a public area, we can help you.

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Compensation for serious injuries

Catastrophic injuries that involve long-term treatment and recovery, or have a debilitating impact on your life, include head or spinal injuries. Facial scarring, injuries to the senses, and health conditions such as Chronic Pain Syndrome are also considered to be life-altering injuries.

If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.

Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with care professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the best medical and financial support.

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Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?

No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in St Albans, and across the UK.

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St Albans 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.

St Albans 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 St Albans, 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.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 St Albans 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:

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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance helped many claimants in St Albans?

Whether you live in St Albans, Hertfordshire, or elsewhere in the UK, we can help you make a no win, no fee compensation claim.

Whether your injury occurred as a result of a missed diagnosis or in a car crash we will ensure your case is handled by an expert, specialist solicitor.

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. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

St Albans personal injury solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Online reviews and word of mouth will make it easier to find the right solicitor for your claim.

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What are the road accident statistics in St Albans?

Department of Transport data reveals there were 2228 road accidents in Hertfordshire in 2021, including 1848 slight accidents, 360 accidents and 20 fatal accidents. Incidents in St Albans in 2013 included collisions on the A414 and A5183 roundabout and on the A414 and A405 roundabout.

Quittance's network of certified no win, no fee personal injury lawyers have vast experience in negotiating maximum damages for people injured in a car or motorbike accident in St Albans.

What are the work accident statistics in St Albans?

In 2021, there were 93 non-fatal work accidents and 1 fatalities in St Albans.

Work accidents in St Albans (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Other14%
Electricity related1%
Machinery related5%
Explosion related (e.g. dust)1%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)1%
Fall from height (ladder)7%
Injured by an animal0%
Manual handling24%
Physical assault10%
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)22%
Struck against5%
Struck by moving vehicle0%
Struck by object10%
Trapped by something collapsing0%

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.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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?

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator