A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Cuffley or anywhere in the country, our expert lawyers are able to take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a compensation claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the extent of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.

This calculation will factor in general damages and special damages.

General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

Special damages

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

See a list of what you can claim for:

Examples of special damages include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Find out what your claim could be worth now

Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated.

If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.

Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.

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Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims for personal injury compensation must be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury in the majority of cases.

To win a Cuffley personal injury case, your solicitor must prove:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

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The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded depends on a number of factors. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives a good idea of your potential compensation award.

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Road traffic accident claims in Cuffley

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving vehicles in Cuffley are common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 3139 accidents (2754 slight accidents, 358 serious accidents and 27 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Hertfordshire local authority. In 2014 accidents increased to 3,690.

Our group of road traffic accident (RTA) solicitors are experienced in fighting for maximum general and special damages for anyone hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Cuffley.

See: Road accident compensation claims

Work accident claims in Cuffley

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for contractors, self employed or employed injured claimants, from dental nurses to economists, to secure financial compensation settlements. Work accident data for the Cuffley local authority are listed under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:

Work 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

See: Work accident compensation claims

Other claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Government data underscore the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are still the most prevalent accident at work in Hertfordshire and the UK as a whole. These types of accident are frequently forerunner to injuries attributed to other reasons such as being struck by a falling object, being trapped by something collapsing or a harmful substance accident. Public place (Broxbourne local authority) legal claims for injuries such as pulled muscles experienced on pavement cracks are also quite common with incidents having occurred on Station Rd and on Goffs Lane.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help claimants with getting compensation for industrial illness that range from asbestos related illness to chronic silicosis.

See: Industrial disease compensation claims

Serious injury specialists acting in Cuffley

The Courts recognise that serious injuries can have a significant impact on an individual. By reducing the financial pressure a serious or catastrophic injury places on a claimant and their dependants, an injury claim allows people to concentrate on rehabilitation.

See: Serious injury compensation claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Cuffley

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want answers instead of a compensation award. You can write to Lister Hospital, Coreys Mill Lane, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.

See: Medical negligence compensation claim

Cuffley 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 Cuffley and across the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the QLS team

Our nationwide network of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Cuffley and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected for their winning track record, our lawyers have years of experience.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

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

How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of handling claims in Cuffley?

Quittance is a national network of expert personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Cuffley, Hertfordshire and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants in Hertfordshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from motorbike accidents to building site accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and specialist advice, enables you to 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.

Tips for choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor to handle your claim

In most cases a claim can take several months to complete. In severe injuries, claims may run for one or two years. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however the quality of service does vary.

Given the impact your lawyer can have on your life and your recovery, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is an important first step.

The disparity in the level of success fees and ATE premiums between different lawyers working on No Win No Fee agreements is vast

E.g. the amount retained by an injured person having been awarded ?10,461 for a fractured forearm could vary from ?6,277 to ?8,892.

Further reading : Get a personal injury quote

Read Cuffley solicitor reviews

Service levels provided by lawyers, as with any service, can differ considerably.

Researching online reviews can be enlightening if you are thinking about which lawyer to sign up with.

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Will you need a local solicitor ?

Choosing a nearby law firm is less relevant as injury cases can be handled remotely.

It is however necessary to instruct a solicitors' firm that offers national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will usually need to attend a medical assessment.

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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