Updated: Wednesday, 3rd August 2016
No matter whether you live in Harefield or anywhere in the country, our expert personal injury lawyers will handle your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.
Making a claim
Claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within a 3-year window.
Considerable legislation is in place to support Claimants seeking compensation for their injuries, and Quittance's network of expert solicitors have years of experience advising clients on the likelihood of success.
In the majority of cases, there are three elements to a successful personal injury claim. It needs to be shown that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.
Answers to your questions and practical guidance will be provided by a short, free consultation with an expert solicitor.
Guidance for potential Claimants looking for a lawyer
Compensation for a compensation claim can take months, and even years in severe injuries, to be agreed. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, but the level of service offered by different firms varies.
Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your life and your recovery, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is vital.
Do I need to go with a local lawyer ?
Going for a local law firm is not critical as injury cases are handled by phone, post and email.
It is however necessary to go with a company that offers medical facilities near Harefield as Claimants will usually have to go to a medical exam.
Further reading - Will I have to attend a medical?
The contrast in the amount of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different lawyers working on Conditional Fee Agreements often surprises prospective Claimants.
To illustrate the point, the amount retained by a successful Claimant being awarded compensation of £21,083 for bronchitis can vary from £12,650 to £17,921.
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Harefield solicitor reviews
Service standards provided by injury lawyers vary enormously.
Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews is a great place to start if you are considering which lawyer to select.
Find out more - Personal injury solicitors reviews
What types of compensation claims does Quittance conduct in Harefield and North London?
It is possible to make a claim for a range of injury and illness in Harefield and across North London. Quittance have assisted with injuries and illness including:
Slip and trip accidents
Official statistics show that employee slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in North London and the UK. Slips, trips and falls are typically the initiators of accidents filed under a different category such as being hit by an object falling from a machine, a crush injury from something overturning or a drowning accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like broken ankles experienced on potholes are also quite prevalent with recent trips having occurred on Witts Hill and on High St.
Injury solicitors can assist with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to asthma caused by enzymes.
Clinical negligence in Harefield
Clinical negligence (formerly referred to as medical negligence) is when there has been a breach of the duty of care on the part of a medical provider, National Health Service or private. Quittance's experienced panel of lawyers acting for Harefield have assisted with legal cases brought against healthcare providers including Moorgreen Hospital, Botley Road, West End, Southampton, SO30 3JB.
Accidents at work
We have helped self employed and employed people injured in an accident, from carpenters to housing advisers, to get the compensation they deserve. Work injury data for the Eastleigh local authority collated under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government and set out below:
|Work accidents in Eastleigh Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. exposure to Teflon fumes)||4||0||2|
|Fall from height||12||11||11|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||3||0||3|
|Lifting and handling injuries||62||40||30|
|Slip or trip||55||48||30|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2||4||5|
|Hit by object||21||14||9|
|Trapped under falling object||1||0||2|
Road accidents in Harefield
Our panel of accredited no win, no fee lawyers have years of experience in getting optimum awards for Claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Harefield.
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Harefield are relatively commonplace. Government statistics reveal a total of 1228 accidents (1097 slight accidents, 123 serious accidents and 8 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Barnet local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,276. Incidents in Harefield in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the A334 and M27 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A27 and A334 roundabout.
Harefield serious injury compensation claims
Courts recognise that a serious injury has a life-changing effect on an individual. We fight hard for the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, including claiming for medical treatment and care costs.
No Win, No Fee Solicitors handling cases in Harefield
CFAs or Conditional Fee Agreements, more commonly known as No Win, No Fee agreements guard Claimants in Harefield from a need to pay solicitors' fees if they do not win their injury claim.
A 'success fee' can be charged by Harefield solicitors who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). Unlike standard fees, the success fee will be generally 25 percent and is paid out of the injured Claimant's compensation.
Our No Win, No Fee promise
No Win, No Fee means that you will not have to pay anything if you lose your claim and there will be absolutely no hidden costs. With a No Win, No Fee guarantee, there is no catch whatsoever.
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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
Before you choose to instruct a lawyer you should arm yourself with as much information about the process as you feel you need. The right information helps you make the right choice.
Get answers to common questions on the FAQ page.
Ready to start your injury claim?
Call an injury claims expert on 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) to make your claim for compensation. Alternatively, you can start the personal injury claim here.
Our team of personal injury specialists can help. You can call 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback.