A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Bromyard or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced personal injury solicitors can take on your claim and we will set up a medical at a local medical centre.

Do I have a claim for compensation?

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Claims for compensation should be made within a three-year window in the majority of cases.

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like mesothelioma are frequently still able to claim even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis, is what starts the three-year time limit in these cases.

In the majority of cases, there are three key components to proving a claim. It needs to be demonstrated that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

In all cases, answers and useful advice will be provided by a free phone consultation with an Bromyard injury lawyer.

Find out how much you can claim

The amount of compensation you will receive will depend on a variety of factors. Our compensation calculator provides you with a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Bromyard

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of accredited road traffic accident (RTA) lawyers have years of experience in securing the highest general and special damages for anyone who has been hurt in a road accident in Bromyard.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Bromyard are relatively commonplace. Official statistics reveal a total of 3139 accidents (2754 slight accidents, 358 serious accidents and 27 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Hertfordshire council area. By 2014 the total had increased to 3,690.

Read more: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Bromyard

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for self employed and employed people, from soldiers to building services engineers, to claim compensation from their employer. Accident statistics in the Herefordshire local authority collated under reporting legislation by the HSE and set out below:

Workplace accidents in Herefordshire Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified413534
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)223
Machinery related injury22911
Fire related (e.g. burns)201
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. industrial and air pollution)021
Fall from height322532
Animal related1073
Lifting and handling injuries956438
Slip, trip, fall same level717565
Struck against111011
Hit by vehicle342
Hit by object382531
Trapped by something collapsing110

Read more: No win, no fee work accident claim

Other injury claims

Bromyard experts for serious injury compensation claims

The Quittance team understand the change an injury claim makes to severely injured claimants. Quittance's network of specialist solicitors fight to get compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, which includes compensation for medical and care costs. Quittance's panel of specialist serious injury solicitors communicate with doctors, insurers and the Courts to make sure families impacted by serious accidents and injuries get the support they need. Injuries held by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic include eye injuries, chemical poisoning and serious pharmaceutical error.

Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Slips and trips

Reported statistics underscore the fact that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most common cause of injury at work in Hertfordshire. Slips and trips are typically the cause of accidents classified under another heading for instance being hit by an object falling from a vehicle or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like broken wrists sustained on potholes are also common with dislodged paving slab trips having happened on Longley Green and on Bringsty Common.

Clinical negligence in Bromyard

When a person is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a doctor or other health worker, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are just looking for a better understanding of events rather than financial damages. For example, you can write to The County Hospital, Union Walk, Hereford, Herefordshire, to make a complaint against Wye Valley NHS Trust.

Read more: Clinical negligence compensation claims

Bromyard No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Bromyard and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' national network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Bromyard, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected for their track record in winning claims, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

Have you handled many Bromyard claims?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of specialist personal injury lawyers that helps claimants in Bromyard, Herefordshire and across the country, recover injury compensation.

In the last 12 months, we helped hundreds of claimants in Herefordshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents in the workplace and accidents on public transport.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, make the claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

How to pick the best personal injury solicitor

Compensation for a personal injury claim can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be agreed. The SRA regulate the legal advice given by all solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many factors that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.

Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your experience of making a claim, picking an injury lawyer that meets your needs is vital.

The diversity in success fees and ATE premiums charged by firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is a material consideration for claimants.

As an example the amount of compensation retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of ?17,854 for loss of taste can range from ?10,712 to ?15,175.

Additional reading How much compensation can you claim?

What should you consider when comparing Bromyard solicitor reviews?

Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

Will I need a local Bromyard legal firm ?

The location of the solicitors office is not particularly important as cases are, as a matter of course, run without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to instruct a law firm that offers a national network as claimants will be expected to attend a medical exam.

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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