Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you've been injured in an accident, we can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.
Every year, we help injured people in Watford, Hertfordshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Can I make a claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') 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 considerations?
Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or whether there is an untraceable defendant.
A brief phone consultation will let you know whether you are eligible to make a claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online 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:
Watford road accident claims
Drivers should be able to claim injury compensation if they have been injured on Watford's roads due to another party's actions.
It does not matter whether you have been hurt in a crash on a roundabout, or have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, our team can help. The Quittance guide to road accident claims sets out what you need to know about the compensation process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Watford
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.
No matter what your job is - whether you are a roofer injured on a building site or a solicitor injured in the office, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Injuries in a public place
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) figures demonstrate that employee slips, trips and falls continue to be the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Hertfordshire. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the forerunner to accidents filed under a different category like being hit by a reversing vehicle or an animal related accident. Public place (Hertsmere local authority) negligence claims injuries like fractured ankles happening on raised kerb stones are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having occurred in the local area.
Personal injury solicitors can help claimants with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that range from dermatitis claims to toluene exposure.
Read more about Industrial disease compensation
More injury claim types
The long-term effect serious injury can have is acknowledged by solicitors and insurers when determining how much compensation to pay.
By reducing the financial stress serious injury places on an injured claimant, a claim allows claimants to prioritise their recovery and rehabilitation. Our network of solicitor firms have aided families affected by major accidents. Injuries which are considered by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include multiple fractures and birth negligence.
Read more about Serious injury compensation
Watford 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, Watford 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 Watford, 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.
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 the solicitors have of injury claims in Watford?
Quittance Legal Services is a national network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that assists people injured in Watford, Hertfordshire and throughout the UK, get compensation.
Last year, we have helped 100's of injured claimants in Hertfordshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents in the office and car accidents.
With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.
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.
Will you need a local Watford injury lawyer?
Choosing a nearby solicitors office is not very relevant as injury cases now tend to be run by phone and email.
You will need to go with a company with national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will have to go to a medical assessment.
More details : Do you have a medical centre near me?
Check Watford solicitor reviews
The levels of service provided by lawyers can vary to a large extent.
Online reviews can be instructive if you are attempting to decide which lawyer to sign up with.
Read : Reviews
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.