Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.

Our personal injury services

We have helped injured people in Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Can I make a claim?

If you have been injured or made ill 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 practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, including the circumstances of your accident, the quantum of the claim or whether causation can be established.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Injury 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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Road accident claims in Stokenchurch

Stokenchurch drivers and other road users are entitled to start a claim for compensation if they are hurt due to someone else's actions.

It does not matter whether you have been hurt in a car collision on Stokenchurch's roads, or have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, our expert team are here. Quittance's guide to road accident compensation claims explains everything you need to know about how to get started.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Stokenchurch

You may be able to make an accident at work claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

No matter what your job is - whether you are a builder injured on a building site or a cleaner hurt in an office, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Public place accidents

Official statistics underline the fact that slips and trips are still the most prevalent accident in the Buckinghamshire workplace in 2015. They are frequently lead to injuries categorised as another type of accident like being hit by moving machinery, a fall from a height or an electrical discharge accident. Public place (South Oxfordshire local authority) accident claims injuries such as torn ligaments experienced on slippery pavements are also common with trips having occurred in the local area.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can assist with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses that range from allergic contact dermatitis to welding rod fumes exposure.

More about Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

Courts recognise that a serious injury has a significant impact on an injured person and their dependants. We fight to achieve maximum compensation for severe injury and illness, which includes compensation for medical treatment and care costs. The panel of solicitor firms have helped people recover compensation for a range of severe conditions and injuries. Injuries categorised as catastrophic or serious include dioxin poisoning and neck injuries.

More about Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Stokenchurch 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, Stokenchurch 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 Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire 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

Starting a 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.

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FAQs

What is Quittance's track record of injury claims in Stokenchurch?

We are a nationwide network of specialist personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people in Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire and across the country, get compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Buckinghamshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from building site accidents to accidents due to poor road conditions.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

Injury lawyer reviews in Stokenchurch - What to consider

Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach taken by individual firms.

Do you need to instruct a local legal firm ?

The location of the solicitor is not so critical as cases are, as a matter of course, conducted by phone and email.

It is however necessary to select a solicitors practice with medical facilities near Stokenchurch as you will usually need to attend a medical assessment.

See : Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

The diversity in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between law firms is important for claimants.

For example the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant having been awarded £15,025 for wrist injuries causing permanent pain and stiffness can range from £9,015 to £12,771.

Further reading Compare solicitors

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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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