Updated: Tuesday, 2nd August 2016
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 .
Making an 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.
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.
Claims our network of solicitors handles in Amersham
Quittance's network of solicitors have assisted individuals in Amersham whose accident circumstances ranged and resulted in serious injury including:
Accidents in the workplace
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Exposed to fire||0||0||1|
|Harmful substance related||3||0||0|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||9||2||5|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||2||1||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||19||11||9|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||26||25||15|
|Hit by vehicle||1||0||2|
|Hit by falling object||7||2||4|
|Trapped underneath something||1||0||0|
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.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Amersham
Road traffic accidents involving cars, mororbikes 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.
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.
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.
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
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Before you choose to instruct a solicitor you should arm yourself with as much information about the process as you need. This will help you to make the best choice for you.
Get answers to questions on our frequently asked questions page.
You can start a personal injury claim here or phone 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to go through your claim with a personal injury solicitor.
If you have anything else to ask or would like more information about how a claim works first, request a callback at a time that is convenient for you or contact on 0800 612 7456.