Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.
How can we help
Every year, we help injured people in Wendover, Buckinghamshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a personal injury claim?
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you were injured:
- 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. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, including the circumstances of your accident, where the injury occurred or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.
A short phone call will tell you whether you are eligible to make a claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online 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:
Wendover road accident claims
Drivers are entitled to make a claim for compensation if they have been injured on Wendover's roads as the result of another party's carelessness.
Whether you have been involved as a pedestrian on Wendover's roads, or have been hurt in a crash, our expert team can help. Our guide to road accident compensation sets out everything you need to know about what to do.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Wendover
Have you been injured 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 you do for a living, whether you had a fall or developed carpal tunnel syndrome, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Public place injuries
Officially reported figures indicate that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of injury at work in Buckinghamshire in 2015. Slips and trips are frequently the initiators of injuries filed under a different category such as being hit by material under pressure or an electrocution accident. Public place claims for injuries like broken toes suffered on pavement ice are also quite prevalent with dislodged paving slab trips having happened recently.
Clinical negligence is the term for when someone sustains an injury or illness due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.
If you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to financial damages, you can raise a formal complaint. You can write to Executive Office, Hartwell Wing, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, for example, to raise a complaint against Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.
Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation claim
Injury solicitors can assist with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to PCB exposure.
Find out more: Industrial disease compensation claim
Wendover 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, Wendover 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 Wendover, 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.
Should I choose Quittance?
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
Frequently asked questions
What is Quittance's track record of claims in Wendover?
Quittance is a nationwide panel of specialist personal injury lawyers that assists people injured in Wendover, Buckinghamshire and throughout the country, obtain compensation.
Last year, we have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Buckinghamshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from motorbike accidents to building site accidents.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, mean making a claim is as stress-free as possible.
Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.
Reviews for injury lawyers in Wendover
There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.
Will I have to choose a law firm near me?
Many injury lawyers operate throughout England and Wales, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
For the majority of claims, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
What are the road accident statistics in Wendover
Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Wendover are quite common. Government statistics reveal 22 fatal accidents, 199 serious accidents and 1263 slight accidents in 2013 in Buckinghamshire (Total events were 1484 local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,527.
Quittance's network of trained injury solicitors have years of experience in getting the best awards for claimants who have been injured in a car accident in Wendover.
What are the Wendover work accident statistics?
The most recent 2019 work injury stats in the Chiltern Local Authority (2013/14) collated in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government in the following table:
|Work accidents in Chiltern Local Authority (HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Exposed to fire||1|
|Harmful substance related||0|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||5|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||9|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||15|
|Hit by vehicle||2|
|Hit by falling object||4|
|Trapped underneath something||0|
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.