Years of experience helping injured claimants

If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.

You may be able to claim injury compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

We have helped injured claimants in Stevenage, Hertfordshire and throughout the UK get the best possible compensation for their injuries.

How did your injury occur?

Starting a personal injury claim is not complicated, but the process will differ depending on how and where you were injured.

Please select how you were injured to find out more:

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 other factors that could affect my right to claim?

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.

What if I was injured as a child?

An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child.

Anyone who was injured either during their birth or as a child can start a claim themselves once they turn 18 years old.

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Child injury compensation claims

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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.

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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Road accident claims in Stevenage

Road accidents in Stevenage are quite common. Official gov.uk data shows there were 2228 road accidents in Hertfordshire in 2021 (1848 slight accidents, 360 accidents and 20 fatal accidents). Accidents in the Stevenage area in 2013 included car crashes on the dual carriageway of the A602 and A1155 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the A1070 and A602 roundabout.

We can help people injured in road accidents that have occurred in Stevenage and throughout England and Wales. You may be able to claim compensation if you were injured as a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian and another road user was liable.

Whether you were a passenger in a car accident, or were involved as a pedestrian, our useful guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident claim.

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Work accident claims in Stevenage

There were 0 fatalities and 73 other work accidents in Stevenage in 2021.

Stevenage work accidents (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Undefined11%
Electrical injury0%
Machinery related2%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PCB - polychlorinated biphenyls)3%
Fall from height8%
Injured by an animal0%
Lifting and handling injuries29%
Physical assault5%
Slip or trip27%
Struck against1%
Struck by moving vehicle1%
Hit by object13%
Trapped by something collapsing0%

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.

Employers and site operators owe a duty of care to their staff, to visitors and contractors. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a personal trainer or a site labourer, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful claim.

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Work accident compensation claims

Clinical negligence claims in Stevenage

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. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against a clinic or NHS trust covering Stevenage, including East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust (Lister Hospital, Coreys Mill Lane, Stevenage, Hertfordshire).

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Occupiers liability injury claims in Stevenage

A compensation claim for an injury on property or land that is accessible to the general public is called a public liability claim.

Whether you have been injured on an uneven pavement or when travelling by train, and another party was to blame, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

If you have been injured in an accident in a public place, we can help.

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Serious injury compensation

Catastrophic injuries that involve long-term treatment and recovery, or have a debilitating impact on your life, include brain injuries, and skull or spinal fractures, but could also include other illnesses and injuries such as loss of sight, cancer and back injuries.

We understand how vital catastrophic injury compensation can be, helping you to focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. A claim will help to ease the financial burden, stress and uncertainty following a serious accident.

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Will I need to go into a solicitor's office?

There is no need to visit your solicitor's office in person if you are thinking about making a claim.

On a quick phone call with a friendly advisor, you can explain what happened and find out if you may have a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim.

When you decide to go ahead, the next step is to discuss your case with an expert solicitor. Your solicitor will handle every stage of your claim and will be there to answer any questions you have.

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 Stevenage 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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FAQs

Have you helped many injury claimants in Stevenage?

We assist 100's of injured claimants in Stevenage and Hertfordshire every year.

Your solicitor will fight hard to win your case and recover the best possible compensation sum, regardless of whether you were injured due to clinical negligence or at work.

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.

Stevenage solicitor reviews

All personal injury solicitors are regulated by the SRA. Although injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary.

Personal recommendations and online reviews can help you decide which injury lawyer is the right fit for you.

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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.

Read more:

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?

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor