A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Cheshunt or anywhere else in the UK, we can will assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

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

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like asbestosis are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in such cases.

To win a Cheshunt personal injury case, it must be shown that:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the defendant
  • That duty was breached by the defendant
  • The defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

The lawyer will look at how these issues will relate to your claim.

Calculate my compensation

The amount of compensation you will receive is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives you a good idea of your potential compensation award.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Cheshunt

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people, from farm workers to clinical molecular geneticists, to claim maximum compensation. Work injury statistics in the Broxbourne local authority made available in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government:

Workplace accidents in Broxbourne Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Contact with machinery758
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)401
Fall from height (ladder)18103
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)101
Lifting and carrying453119
Slip, trip or fall392626
Struck against6810
Struck by moving vehicle1044
Struck by object201413
Trapped by something collapsing101

Find out more: Injured at work claims

Road traffic accident claims in Cheshunt

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of road traffic accident personal injury solicitors have vast experience in obtaining maximum awards for people who have been injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Cheshunt.

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Cheshunt 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. By 2014 accidents increased to 3,690. Accidents in the Cheshunt area in 2013 included crashes on the A10 and M25 roundabout and on the A10 and A121 roundabout.

Find out more: Road accident claims

Other claims we handle

Serious injury

Quittance understand the vital difference a successful claim can make to the lives of people who have been affected by catastrophic and serious injury. The Quittance team work hard for maximum compensation for serious injuries, including compensation for medical expenses and care costs. Our network of solicitors have aided people affected by serious accidents and injuries.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation

Medical negligence in Cheshunt

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a patient suffers injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

You could make a formal complaint if you only want a deeper understanding of what happened instead of claiming compensation. For example, you can write to Lister Hospital, Coreys Mill Lane, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.

Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Official statistics underscore the fact that employee slips and trips are by some margin the most common cause of injury at work in Hertfordshire and the UK. They are frequently lead to injuries classified under another heading like being hit by a runaway vehicle or an asphyxiation accident. Public liability litigation for injuries such as broken ankles experienced on pavement ice are also quite prevalent with slips and trips having occurred on Newnham Parade and on Church Lane.

Cheshunt 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 Cheshunt and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Cheshunt, from more minor injury cases to serious road injury claims. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their specialist knowledge and their success rate in winning claims.

Meet the team - click here.

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

What is your track record of claims in Cheshunt?

We are a national network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire and throughout the country, get compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Hertfordshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car passenger accidents and scaffolding accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on your recovery.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Picking the right injury lawyer

Instructing the best PI solicitor to act for you is your most important step towards successfully claiming the best settlement or award.

How can you ensure you select the ideal solicitors' practice to handle your case?

Do you need to choose a local legal firm ?

The whereabouts of the solicitors office is not particularly relevant as injury cases are typically conducted remotely.

It is however necessary to select a firm with national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will almost always have to go to a medical assessment.

Reviews for solicitors in Cheshunt

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from sympathetic to strictly professional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

The variation in the level of personal injury success fees charged by firms working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is significant.

E.g. the amount retained by an injured person having been awarded ?19,258 for elbow injuries causing some long term problems can range from ?11,555 to ?16,369.

Further reading How to compare personal injury fees

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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