Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.
How we can help
We have helped injured claimants in Stevenage, Hertfordshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Can I claim?
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you were injured or made ill:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or the location of the injury.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim 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:
Road accident claims in Stevenage
You have a right to make a claim for compensation if you are hurt on Stevenage's roads because of the negligence of another driver.
It does not matter if you were a passenger in a car accident on Stevenage's roads, or were involved as a pedestrian, this useful guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Stevenage
Have you suffered an injury at work and your employer, or another member of staff, was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.
No matter what your job is - whether you are a scaffolder injured on a building site or a media executive injured in the office, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Injuries in a public place
Health and Saftey Executive figures expose the fact that slips and trips are by far the most frequent cause of injury at work in Hertfordshire and the UK as a whole. Slips, trips and falls are frequently the initiators of injuries categorised as another type of accident such as being hit by another person, a fall from a height or a drowning accident. Public place accident claims injuries like facial scarring sustained on obstructed footpaths are also common with pothole trips having occurred in the local area.
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.
Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you are only looking for a better understanding of events rather than financial damages. You can write to Lister Hospital, Coreys Mill Lane, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, for example, to make a complaint against East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.
Litigators can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness that include anything from NIHL to mercury poisoning.
Stevenage 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, Stevenage 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 Stevenage, 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.
Is Quittance the right claims firm for me?
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
to start a claim
What experience do your solicitors have of winning claims in Stevenage?
We are a national panel of specialist solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Stevenage, Hertfordshire and throughout the country, obtain compensation.
In the last 12 months, we have assisted hundreds of claimants across Hertfordshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including workplace accidents and public place accidents.
Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, mean that making an injury claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.
Comparing Stevenage personal injury solicitors - online reviews
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from formal and traditional to more casual and friendly. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.
Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?
You do not need to instruct a law firm near you.
Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
The diversity in the level of success fees and ATE premiums charged by law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is vast
For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant awarded £65,762 for a serious back injury could conceivably vary from £39,457 to £55,898.
Further reading Get a personal injury quote
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.