Updated: Saturday, 6th August 2016
If you live in Berkhamsted or anywhere in the UK, our injury lawyers can assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a local medical centre.
Making a personal injury claim
Injury claims must be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury in the majority of cases.
To win a Berkhamsted personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate:
- 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
In all cases, answers and useful advice can be provided by a short, free consultation with a specialist solicitor.
Choosing the right injury lawyer
In most cases a compensation claim can take several months to complete. For the most serious claims, claims may run for one or two years. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, but service levels can vary.
Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your recovery, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is a crucial first step.
Do you need to go with a local legal firm ?
The whereabouts of the firm is not important as cases are usually conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.
It is however necessary to select a law firm that offers a national network as you will have to go to an independent medical examination.
Berkhamsted solicitor reviews
Service standards offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, vary enormously.
Reviews can certainly be instructive when thinking about which lawyer best serves your needs.
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The diversity in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums between different solicitors working on No Win No Fee agreements is significant.
To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by an injured person being awarded compensation of £78,268 for a severe foot injury can range from £46,961 to £66,528.
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Injury compensation claims our network of solicitors conducts in Berkhamsted
Quittance's panel of personal injury solicitors represent people in Berkhamsted and throughout Hertfordshire whose situations were diverse and which resulted in serious injury. Examples of compensatable injuries sustained in Berkhamsted include:
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Berkhamsted
Our panel of no win, no fee injury solicitors have years of experience in securing maximum awards for Claimants who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Berkhamsted.
Accidents involving all vehicles in Berkhamsted are relatively commonplace with a total of 3139 accidents (2754 slight accidents, 358 serious accidents and 27 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Hertfordshire council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 3,690.
Clinical and medical negligence in Berkhamsted
Clinical negligence - formerly known as medical negligence - is where an illness or injury is sustained from a breach of the duty of care by a healthcare provider. Quittance's panel of injury solicitors acting for Berkhamsted have helped people with legal cases made against local hospitals that include Priory Hospital Hemel Hempstead, Longcroft Lane, Felden, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 0BN.
We recognise the vital difference injury compensation makes to the lives of seriously injured Claimants.
Damages will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues and reduce the pressure on an injured Claimant enabling them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Our panel of expert law firms for many years have aided families affected by major accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are considered by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include head injuries, lung cancer and deep vein thrombosis.
Slips, trips and falls
HSE statistics expose the fact that slips and trips are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Hertfordshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are quite often related to injuries filed under a different category e.g. being hit by a moving object or an asphyxiation accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like bruised legs happening on potholes are also quite common with pothole trips having happened on Long Chaulden and on High St.
We have assisted claims for people injured in an accident, from plasterers to airline cabin crews, to claim compensation from their employer. Work injury figures for the Dacorum local authority reported in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Dacorum Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||2||0||0|
|Machinery related injury||4||4||5|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)||6||4||1|
|Fall from height||6||9||17|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||3||0||2|
|Lifting and handling injuries||51||35||53|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||50||38||47|
|Hit by vehicle||6||4||5|
|Struck by object||22||23||21|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||0||0|
How No Win, No Fee injury lawyers look after claims in Berkhamsted
Lawyers taking care of injury claims in Berkhamsted mostly work on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), known as a No Win, No Fee agreement. This prevents your solicitor from expecting you to pay any fees if the case is lost.
A success fee will be charged by solicitors who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). Unlike their standard fees, the success fee is deducted from the Claimant's award and will be generally 25 percent.
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What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
Before you instruct you should arm yourself with as much information as you feel you need. Information can help you make the best choice.
Get more answers online before picking up the phone. Read more frequently asked questions here.
Ready to start?
Phone Quittance on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to commence the injury claim, or you can start your injury claim online here.
Quittance's expert team look forward to helping you. Need more information? You can phone 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.