A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Chesham or anywhere in the UK, our expert lawyers will take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a local medical centre.

Have I got a injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and another person owed you a duty of care, Quittance can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

What are the criteria for making a claim?

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like industrial deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In such cases, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is considered.

For most claims, proving a claim will involve three issues. It must be proven that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

In all cases, answers and useful advice will be provided by a short, free consultation with an expert lawyer.

How much compensation can I claim?

The total compensation you are likely to get is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our online claim calculator gives an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

Road traffic accident claims in Chesham

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Chesham are reasonably 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. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,527.

Quittance's network of personal injury lawyers have years of experience in fighting for the highest compensation for people hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Chesham.

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Work accident claims in Chesham

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for injured Claimants, from scaffolding erectors to company secretaries, to seek financial compensation. Work accident statistics in the Dacorum local authority are listed under reporting legislation by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:

Workplace 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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Other claims handled by Quittance

Clinical and medical negligence in Chesham

When a person suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for closure rather than injury compensation. For example, to raise a complaint against Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, you can contact Executive Office, Hartwell Wing, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

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Chesham serious injury claims

We understand the difference compensation makes to severely injured Claimants.

By reducing the pressure serious injury imposes on an injured person and their family, compensation enables them to concentrate on rehabilitation.

Quittance's network of solicitors have helped families claim damages for many severe conditions and injuries. Injuries categorised as serious and catastrophic include neck injuries and dioxin poisoning.

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Slip and trip injuries

Government statistics underline the fact that employee slips and trips are by some margin the most common cause of injury at work in Buckinghamshire in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the initiators of accidents attributed to other reasons like being hit by an object falling from a building or a toxic substance accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as sprained ankles sustained on pavement cracks are also quite common with pavement trips having occurred on Bennetts Gate.

Chesham 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 Chesham and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

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Meet the team

The national network of Quittance solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Chesham, from more minor injury cases to long term illness. Our solicitors are chosen for their level of specialist experience and their winning track record.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

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

What is Quittance's track record of winning claims in Chesham?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of award winning personal injury lawyers that assists injured people in Chesham, Buckinghamshire and throughout the country, get compensation.

We have helped hundreds of claimants across Buckinghamshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and workplace accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

FAQs

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.

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

Selecting the most appropriate lawyer for your legal case is a key step towards negotiating the most compensation for your illness or injuries.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Chesham (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority website), how do you ensure you instruct the ideal company for your needs?

Read Chesham personal injury solicitor reviews

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

Online reviews can certainly be revealing when weighing up which solicitor to go with.

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Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for a moderate thumb injury could vary between ?7,810 and ?10,175 (based on 2015 market research).

Will I have to choose a law firm near me?

As with many professional services, you do not need to select a law firm near you.

Usually, the only aspect that should be carried out 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 network of medical professionals.

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