A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Bushey or anywhere else in England or Wales, our personal injury solicitors are able to manage your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a claim for injury compensation?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and another person was responsible, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

Claims should usually be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.

To win a Bushey personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

A free phone consultation with a Bushey personal injury solicitor can give answers and advice.

How much compensation can I claim?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our claim calculator gives you an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Bushey

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for self employed and employed people, from members of the army to camera operators, to secure financial compensation awards. Accident statistics in the Bushey local authority made available in accordance with regulations by the HSE:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Hertsmere Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Electrical injury010
Machinery related injury643
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. MTBE related illnesses)323
Fall from height (ladder)13610
Animal related (e.g. livestock)211
Manual handling311823
Physical attack1057
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)504028
Struck against824
Struck by moving vehicle134
Hit by falling object11106
Trapped by something collapsing011

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Road traffic accident claims in Bushey

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of qualified road traffic accident (RTA) litigators have vast experience in getting the best settlements for claimants hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Bushey.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Bushey are relatively frequent. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 3139 accidents (2754 slight accidents, 358 serious accidents and 27 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Hertfordshire local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 3,690. Accidents in the Bushey region in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A4125 and A4008 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A411 and A409 roundabout.

Read more: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other claims

Clinical negligence in Bushey

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a person is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you are only looking for closure as opposed to a compensation award, you could make a formal complaint. You can write to Lister Hospital, Coreys Mill Lane, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, for example, to make a formal complaint against East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.

Read more: Clinical negligence compensation

Slips, trips and falls

Recorded statistics indicate that slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent accident at work in Hertfordshire. These types of accident are quite often the precursor to injuries recorded in another category, such as being struck by moving machinery or a drowning accident. Public place (Hertsmere local authority) compensation claims for injuries such as cheekbone fractures suffered on slippery pavements are also quite common with slips having occurred on Queens Road and on Bushey Hall Road.

Bushey experts for serious injury compensation

The long-term impact of serious and catastrophic injury is recognised by the Courts when they are working out injury compensation. A successful claim will ease the financial load on an injured claimant enabling them to focus on rehabilitation.

Our panel of specialist serious injury solicitors have helped families affected by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be serious and catastrophic range from brain injuries to lung cancer.

Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation

Bushey No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Bushey and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet our team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Bushey, from relatively minor claims to serious road injury claims. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their specialist expertise and their success rate in winning claims.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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

Have Quittance solicitors won many injury claims in Bushey?

Quittance is a UK-wide network of expert personal injury lawyers that helps claimants in Bushey, Hertfordshire and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Last year, we have helped hundreds of claimants across Hertfordshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents on the road to part-time worker injuries.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and expert advice, mean that making an injury claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.


Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

How to choose the best personal injury lawyer for you

In most cases a claim for compensation will take some months to reach a conclusion and for serious injury cases, some claims can take over a year. The SRA are tasked with regulating legal advice given by all solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many factors that matter to people affected by injury, such as communication or speed.

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

Will I need to choose a local solicitor ?

Going for a local solicitor is not relevant as cases are typically handled without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to select a solicitors practice with a national network as claimants will have to go to a medical exam.

The contrast in insurance premiums and success fees between law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is quite surprising.

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person who was awarded ?42,521 for a severe pain disorder can vary from ?25,513 to ?36,143.

Further reading How much compensation can you claim?

Bushey personal injury solicitor reviews

Service levels provided by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary significantly.

Online reviews can be instructive when considering which lawyer to go with.

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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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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