A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

If you live in Aston Clinton or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a local medical centre.

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Key criteria

Claims for compensation must, in most cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.

For the majority of injury claims, a successful compensation claim has three key components. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

In all cases, a free phone consultation with an Aston Clinton injury lawyer can give answers and invaluable guidance.

Compensation Calculator

The personal injury compensation you will receive depends on a number of factors. Our easy to use claim calculator gives you an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

Work accident claims in Aston Clinton

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for Claimants, from dental nurses to airline cabin crews, to claim compensation from their employer. Accident at work figures for the Dacorum local authority are listed in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government as follows:

Work accidents in Dacorum Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Other201819
Electric shock injury200
Machinery related injury445
Fire related010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)641
Fall from height6917
Animal related (e.g. livestock)302
Lifting and handling injuries513553
Assault101013
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)503847
Struck against1163
Hit by vehicle645
Struck by object222321
Trapped by something collapsing100

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Road traffic accident claims in Aston Clinton

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Aston Clinton are relatively common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 1484 accidents (1263 slight accidents, 199 serious accidents and 22 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Buckinghamshire council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,527.

Quittance's network of qualified road traffic accident lawyers have decades of experience in obtaining optimum general and special damages for people who have been injured in a car or motorbike crash in Aston Clinton.

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Clinical and medical negligence in Aston Clinton

Clinical negligence (until recently known as medical negligence) is the term used to describe a breach of duty by a General Practitioner or any other healthcare professional. An illustration of this could be a medical misdiagnosis compensation claim. Our panel of injury lawyers acting for Buckinghamshire and Aston Clinton have helped Claimants with cases brought against infirmaries and hospitals that include Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 8AL.

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Slip, trip and fall injuries

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent accident at work in Buckinghamshire. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes forerunner to injuries categorised as another type of accident such as being hit by an object falling from a building, a crush injury from something overturning or an electrocution accident. Public liability litigation for injuries such as sprained arms sustained on pavement ice are also quite prevalent with incidents having happened on Station Road and on London Rd.

Aston Clinton serious injury claims

The lasting effect serious injury has will be recognised by Courts when working out what a claim is worth. Compensation will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues and reduce the pressure on an injured Claimant and their dependants enabling them to focus on recovery. Our panel of law firms work with insurance providers and doctors ensuring Claimants impacted by severe accidents receive legal and medical support.

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How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors handle Aston Clinton cases

Were you to be successful, the costs for your lawyer must be settled by the losing Defendant. When your lawyer does not win compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your lawyer states that the solicitor's legal costs are not payable.

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FAQs

The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your accident

Choosing the most suitable injury solicitor for your case is your most important step towards obtaining the best compensation settlement.

With some over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Aston Clinton - what is the best way to make sure you choose the ideal firm for your case?

The diversity in the level of personal injury success fees charged by solicitors often surprises Claimants.

E.g. the amount of compensation retained by a successful Claimant having been awarded ?43,864 for back injuries causing chronic permanent symptoms could vary from ?26,318 to ?37,284.

More information How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Are Aston Clinton Claimants restricted to only local solicitors?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

Usually, the only aspect that will need to be performed locally 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 medical network.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

Look into Aston Clinton personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary significantly.

Researching online reviews is a great place to start when considering which solicitor to sign up with.

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