Updated: Tuesday, 2nd August 2016
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.
Making a personal injury claim
Considerable legislation is in place to give support to individuals considering a claim, and our panel of specialist lawyers have years of experience advising clients on the strength of their claims.
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.
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
Legal claims Quittance handles in Cheshunt and Hertfordshire
Quittance's network of solicitors assist individuals receive compensation for a wide range of injuries.
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Contact with machinery||7||5||8|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)||4||0||1|
|Fall from height (ladder)||18||10||3|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||1||0||1|
|Lifting and carrying||45||31||19|
|Slip, trip or fall||39||26||26|
|Struck by moving vehicle||10||4||4|
|Struck by object||20||14||13|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||0||1|
Medical negligence in Cheshunt
Clinical negligence - in the past known as called medical negligence - is when an illness or injury results from a failing by a medical professional. An example could be a cancer negligence claim. Our specialist panel of lawyers acting for Cheshunt have helped with negligence claims brought against NHS and private hospitals including Cheshunt Community Hospital, King Arthur Court Waltham Cross Hertfordshire, EN8 8XN.
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.
Road accidents in Cheshunt
Quittances 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.
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.
Cheshunt No Win, No Fee Lawyers
If your claim is not won, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) between you and the lawyer means you will not have to pay the solicitor's legal costs. Should your compensation claim be won, the legal costs will be covered by the other side.
A success fee will be charged by solicitors serving Cheshunt working under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). The success fee will be in most cases 25 percent and is taken out of your award or settlement.
Will there be extra fees to be paid?
Some solicitors may levy extra costs should the case end prematurely. Through our injury lawyers, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print.
Click here to read more about about our No Win, No Fee.
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Before you choose your lawyer arm yourself with as much information about the process as you think is necessary. This will help you make the best choice for you.
Find answers to questions in our FAQ section.
How to get a claim started
You can begin your claim for compensation here or phone 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to discuss your claim with a member of our team.
If you would like to discuss your options or need to ask something else before making a decision, request a callback or phone Quittance on 0800 612 7456.