Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If your life has been affected by illness or injury, Quittance Legal Services are here to help.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
We have helped injured people in Winslow, Buckinghamshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury 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 (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Practically speaking, a number of factors can impact whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or when the date of knowledge was.
It costs nothing to find out if you can claim. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online 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
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 Winslow
Drivers have the right to start a claim for compensation if they have been injured on Winslow's roads because of another party's carelessness.
Whether you sustained an injury in a hit-and-run on Winslow's roads, or were hurt in a car collision, this road accident claim guide sets out what you need to know about the claims process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Winslow
If you were injured at work and someone else was to blame, you might be able to claim compensation.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place accidents
Reported statistics emphasise the fact that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Buckinghamshire in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are typically the cause of accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being hit by an object falling from a building or an exposure to fire accident. Public liability cases for injuries like broken collarbones sustained on raised kerb stones are also quite common with recent pavement crack trips having happened in the local area.
Litigators can assist with securing compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from allergic contact dermatitis to pleural thickening.
Further information: Industrial disease compensation claim
More claim types
We understand the critical difference an injury claim can make to people impacted by catastrophic and serious injury.
By limiting the pressure a major injury imposes on a claimant, a compensation claim enables people to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of solicitors work with insurance providers and Courts, helping to ensure families affected by severe accidents receive medical and financial support. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be catastrophic or serious range from cerebral palsy to chronic pain.
Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation claims
Winslow 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, Winslow 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 Winslow, 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.
Advice and help
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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What experience does Quittance have of handling claims in Winslow?
Quittance is a national network of expert solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Winslow, Buckinghamshire and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.
Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Buckinghamshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from slips and trips at work to car accidents.
Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward 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. This means that there is no financial risk to you.
Do you need to go with a local Winslow solicitor ?
Going for a local law firm is not especially critical as cases are normally managed remotely.
It is however necessary to choose a law firm that has medical facilities near you as claimants will almost always be expected to attend a medical examination.
More details - Will I have to attend a medical?
Winslow personal injury solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary.
Reading reviews can certainly be informative when weighing up which solicitor to select.
Read more Personal injury solicitor 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.