Updated: Friday, 29th July 2016
Whether you are based in Chalfont St Giles or anywhere in the UK, our solicitors are able to manage your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.
Making a claim
Claims for compensation should, in most cases, be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.
Powerful legislation is in place to give support to injured people who seek compensation, and Quittance's network of expert lawyers have years of experience advising clients on the strength of their claims.
For most claims, proving a claim has these key elements. It must be demonstrated 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
Beginning your claim as soon as possible should allow the solicitor to gather supporting statements from witnesses.
How to choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor
Choosing a suitable injury solicitor for your legal case is your most important step towards claiming the most compensation for your injuries.
With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Chalfont St Giles, how do you make certain you select the best company to take on your case?
Are Chalfont St Giles Claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?
As with many professional services, you do not need to choose a solicitor near you.
Usually, the only aspect that needs a local service provider 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 network of medical professionals.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
Personal injury solicitor reviews in Chalfont St Giles - Tips for comparing firms
There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the quality of service taken by individual firms.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. 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 mild asthma, for example, ranges from £8,580 to £15,510 (based on 2015 market data).
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
What kinds of cases does Quittance conduct in Chalfont St Giles?
Quittance's network of lawyers help clients get compensation for a range of injury and illness.
Road accidents in Chalfont St Giles
Road accidents involving all vehicles in Chalfont St Giles are not uncommon. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 22 fatal accidents, 199 serious accidents and 1263 slight accidents in 2013 in Buckinghamshire (Total events were 1484 local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,527.
Quittances network of expert road traffic accident personal injury solicitors have decades of experience in securing maximum damages for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Chalfont St Giles.
Medical negligence in Chalfont St Giles
Clinical negligence - at one time known as medical negligence - is when an illness or injury results from a failing on the part of a medical provider. Our highly experienced panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Buckinghamshire and Chalfont St Giles have handled medical negligence legal cases brought against NHS and private hospitals that include Chalfonts and Gerrards Cross Hospital, Hampden Road, Chalfont St Peter, SL9 9DR.
Slips, trips and falls
HSE statistics emphasise the fact that slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Buckinghamshire workplace. These types of accident are often the initiators of injuries attributed to other reasons such as being hit by an object falling from a ladder or a lake drowning accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as torn ligaments sustained on tripping on a street are also quite prevalent with incidents having happened on High St and on Chalfont Road.
Serious injury experts handling claims in Chalfont St Giles
Quittance understand the vital difference a compensation claim makes to people whose lives have been impacted by serious and catastrophic injury. A claim should lessen the financial load on a Claimant and their family enabling them to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of specialist law firms have helped families claim compensation for a wide range of major injuries and conditions. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as catastrophic or serious range from serious psychiatric harm to paralysis.
Accidents at work
We have handled claims for Claimants injured at work, from kitchen workers to computer sales supports, to claim injury compensation. Work accident statistics for the Chiltern local authority are published under RIDDOR by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:
|HSE reported work accidents in Chiltern Local Authority||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|
Chalfont St Giles No Win, No Fee Solicitors
Lawyers handling claims in Chalfont St Giles in most cases work on a CFA or Conditional Fee Agreement, known as a No Win, No Fee agreement.
The CFA prevents your lawyer from charging any legal fees if they are not successful.
No Win, No Fee - Guaranteed
Some firms may impose additional fees should the case end prematurely. Using a Quittance solicitor, 100% No Win, No Fee is assured, with nothing extra in the small print.
Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here
What should you do next?
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 arm yourself with as much information as possible. The right information can help you make the best decision.
Get more answers without having to call a solicitor. Read more frequently asked questions here.
Ready to make a claim for compensation?
Call an injury claims expert on 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) to commence a personal injury claim, alternatively you can start a claim online.
If you need to ask something else or would like to discuss your options with a solicitor before starting, request a callback at a time that suits you or phone 0800 612 7456.