Updated: Sunday, 31st July 2016
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.
Making a personal injury claim
Extensive legislation is in place to give support to injured Claimants, and our network of injury lawyers have years of experience advising clients on the likelihood of success.
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.
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.
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.
Which kinds of claims does Quittance conduct?
Compensation could be claimed for a broad range of injury and illness in Chesham and Buckinghamshire. We have assisted with injuries including:
Clinical and medical negligence in Chesham
Clinical negligence (once known as medical negligence) is the term for when an illness or injury results from a failing on the part of a doctor, GP, surgeon or other medical professional. Our panel of lawyers acting for Buckinghamshire and Chesham have helped Claimants with medical negligence claims brought against infirmaries and hospitals including Amersham Hospital, Amersham Hospital, Whielden Street, Amersham, HP7 0JD.
Road traffic claims
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.
Quittances 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.
We have handled claims for injured Claimants, from scaffolding erectors to company secretarys, 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)||2011/12||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|
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.
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 Expert Lawyers
Were you to win, your legal costs will be paid by the other side. In the event that your case is not won, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your solicitor states that you will not have to pay the solicitor's fees.
A success fee is levied by personal injury solicitors working under a No Win, No Fee agreement. This fee is deducted from your award or settlement and will be generally 25 percent.
Will there be hidden fees in the small print to account for?
No Win, No Fee should mean that there are no hidden fees and you will not have to pay anything if you lose your claim. With the Quittance network's No Win, No Fee, there is no risk of being charged extra costs. Click here for more about No Win, No Fee.
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Find out more
Before you decide to instruct your solicitor you should arm yourself with information. The right answers help you make the best decision for you.
Get more information without picking up the phone. Read our frequently asked questions here.
Get your compensation claim underway
Phone an injury claims expert on 0800 612 7456 to make your compensation claim, alternatively you can begin your personal injury claim here.
If you would like to discuss your options with a lawyer before making a decision, phone 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a more convenient time.