A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Chorleywood or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced personal injury solicitors can handle your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a claim for injury compensation?

If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Claims for compensation should usually be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as RSI may still be eligible for compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In these circumstances, it is the date of diagnosis that is considered.

In order to win a Chorleywood personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

Legal and practical advice can be provided by a brief, no-obligation consultation with a Chorleywood-specialist solicitor.

How much can I claim?

The amount of compensation you will receive is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our calculator gives you an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Chorleywood

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for claimants, from kitchen workers to computer sales supports, to secure financial compensation awards. Accident at work information for the Three Rivers local authority are published in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Government:

Workplace accidents in Three Rivers Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Known81210
Machinery related injury403
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. benzene)300
Fall from height (scaffolding)933
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)021
Lifting and carrying221214
Slip, trip, fall same level252217
Struck against301
Struck by moving vehicle100
Hit by object836
Trapped by something collapsing101

Further information: No win, no fee work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Chorleywood

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Chorleywood are common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 27 fatal accidents, 358 serious accidents and 2754 slight accidents in 2013 in Hertfordshire (Total events were 3139 local authority. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 3,690.

Quittance's group of qualified road traffic accident (RTA) lawyers have a wealth of experience in obtaining maximum damages for people who have sustained an injury in a car accident in Chorleywood.

Further information: Road traffic accident claim

Other claims

Slips, trips and falls

Officially recorded statistics indicate that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Hertfordshire and the UK as a whole. They are sometimes connected to accidents attributed to other reasons such as being struck by moving machinery, being trapped by something collapsing or a quarry drowning accident. Public place (Three Rivers local authority) accident claims injuries like sprained ankles happening on obstructed pathways are also quite common with kerb stone trips having happened on Lower Road and on Chalfont Station Rd.

Serious injury specialists in Chorleywood

Courts recognise that serious injuries will have a significant effect on an injured person and their family. By relieving the financial stress severe injury imposes on an injured claimant and their family, compensation allows individuals to concentrate on their recovery and rehabilitation. Our network of specialist lawyers for many years have helped claimants affected by major accidents. Injuries held to be serious include concussion, deep vein thrombosis and chronic pain.

Further information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Clinical negligence in Chorleywood

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a person suffers injury or illness as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you are only looking for closure or answers rather than financial compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can contact Lister Hospital, Coreys Mill Lane, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, to make a formal complaint against East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.

Further information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

Chorleywood No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Chorleywood and throughout the UK.

See: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors handle every type of claim in Chorleywood, from short-term injury cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Our lawyers are selected for their knowledge and expertise and their success rate in winning claims.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

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

Have you handled many Chorleywood claims?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that assists claimants in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire and across the UK, get compensation.

Last year, we helped hundreds of people across Hertfordshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents on public transport to factory accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, make our claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

You will be in contact with your lawyer for a long period of time, from several months for minor and moderate injury to over a year for matters involving serious injury. The SRA are responsible for regulating the legal advice given by all solicitors, however they do not regulate many issues that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Your lawyer should be someone you can trust at every step of the process to give legal guidance and practical advice.

Will you need to choose a local injury lawyer ?

The location of the firm is not so relevant as injury cases are normally conducted by phone and email.

It is however necessary to select a solicitors practice that has national medical coverage as you will need to attend a medical assessment.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Chorleywood personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary significantly.

Reading reviews can be informative when contemplating which lawyer best serves your needs.

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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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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