Updated: Friday, 12th August 2016
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.
Making an injury 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 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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What kinds of claims for compensation do you conduct in Chorleywood?
Quittance's network of lawyers assist Claimants get compensation for a wide range of injuries.
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.
Clinical negligence in Chorleywood
Clinical negligence - until recently known as medical negligence - is where an injury is associated with a breach of duty by a healthcare provider. An example could be a cancer negligence claim. Quittance's select panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Hertfordshire and Chorleywood have handled cases made against private and NHS hospitals that include Harefield Hospital, Hill End Road, Harefield, UB9 6JH.
Road traffic accidents in Chorleywood
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.
Quittances 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.
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.
Accidents in the workplace
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||4||0||3|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. benzene)||3||0||0|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||9||3||3|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||0||2||1|
|Lifting and carrying||22||12||14|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||25||22||17|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1||0||0|
|Hit by object||8||3||6|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||0||1|
How No Win, No Fee lawyers look after Chorleywood cases
When the compensation claim is won, your legal costs must be settled by the other party. If you do not win your compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the solicitor confirms that you are not required to pay the lawyer's legal costs.
The No Win, No Fee promise
Some firms could impose additional fees if the case does not complete. With Quittance, 100% No Win, No Fee is assured, with no catches in the small print.
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What should happen next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Making the right decision depends on the right information. Get any questions answered before you choose a solicitor.
If you have more questions before phoning, see our FAQ section.
How to get your compensation claim underway
When you have decided to get underway, you can start the claim for compensation by phoning 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) or with the contact form here.
Speak to a member of our panel of experts today to discuss your potential claim. Request a no-obligation callback or phone us on 0800 612 7456.