A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Amersham or anywhere in the UK, our injury solicitors are able to manage your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Can I make a injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, Quittance can assist you with an injury claim.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims for personal injury compensation should be made within three years of an injury in most cases.

People with certain illnesses or conditions like RSI may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what matters in these cases.

To win a personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
  • That duty was breached by the Defendant
  • The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

The lawyer should look at how your injury claim relates to each of the points.

Find out how much you can claim

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

Work accident claims in Amersham

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped Claimants, from dental nurses to accountants, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Work injury data in the Chiltern local authority collated under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Safety Executive:

Work accidents in Chiltern Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electricity related300
Machinery related424
Exposed to fire001
Harmful substance related300
Fall from height (scaffolding)925
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)210
Lifting and handling injuries19119
Physical assault431
Slip, trip, fall same level262515
Struck against441
Hit by vehicle102
Hit by falling object724
Trapped underneath something100

For more information: Work injury compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Amersham

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Amersham are reasonably common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 1484 accidents (1263 slight accidents, 199 serious accidents and 22 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Buckinghamshire local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,527. Incidents in Amersham in 2013 included crashes on the A404 and B4442 roundabout and on the A413 and A404 roundabout.

Our group of best of breed personal injury lawyers have vast experience in negotiating optimum damages for people injured in a car accident in Amersham.

For more information: Road accident compensation

Other claims

Serious injury

The long-term effect a serious injury has is acknowledged by Courts and insurance companies when they are determining what a claim is worth.

Our network of expert lawyers fight to achieve maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, including claiming for medical expenses and care costs. Quittance's network of law firms have aided Claimants receive compensation for numerous major injuries and conditions. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as serious range from deep vein thrombosis to concussion.

For more information: Serious injury compensation

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) figures indicate that slips and trips are by some margin the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Buckinghamshire workplace. They are sometimes connected to accidents attributed to other causes like being hit by an object falling from a vehicle, when helping another person or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as broken arms suffered on slippery pavements are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having happened on High St and on Chalfont Station Rd.

Clinical negligence in Amersham

Clinical negligence, in the past known as called medical negligence, is the legal term a breach of duty on the part of a medical professional, National Health Service or private. An example could be a care home injury claim. Quittance's specialist panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Amersham have handled claims filed against local hospitals including Amersham Hospital, Amersham Hospital, Whielden Street, Amersham, HP7 0JD.

For more information: Medical negligence compensation

How No Win, No Fee solicitors look after cases in Amersham

Lawyers looking after injury claims in Amersham conduct the legal work on a CFA (Conditional Fee Agreement), known as a No Win, No Fee agreement. The CFA prevents your lawyer from charging any fees if they are not successful.

Our No Win, No Fee guarantee

Some solicitors could charge additional fees if they lose your case. With Quittance, 100% No Win, No Fee is assured, with no catches in the small print.

Read more about our No Win, No Fee here


Finding the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

It can take many months for most claims to reach a settlement. Injury claims involving serious injury or disputed liability can take much longer. The SRA regulates all solicitors, however the quality of service does vary.

Your legal representative should be someone you can trust throughout the claims process to provide both compassionate practical advice and legal guidance.

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for a moderate pain disorder, for example, ranges from ?17,050 to ?31,130 (based on 2015 market data).

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

What should you consider when checking Amersham solicitor reviews?

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from sympathetic to formal and traditional. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.

Are Amersham Claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?

As with many professional services, you do not need to select a lawyer near you.

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.