Updated: Monday, 1st August 2016
Whether you live in Harpenden or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced solicitors will manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.
Making a personal injury claim
Claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within three years of the date of the injury.
Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions like mesothelioma are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In such cases, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is important.
In order to successfully win an injury claim, it should be demonstrated that:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
The lawyer will explain how your case relates to each of the points.
Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your iness or injury
Choosing the most appropriate lawyer to help you is the most important step towards obtaining the most compensation.
What is the best way to ensure you instruct the best legal practice to handle your case?
Does the location of the lawyer matter?
The majority of large firms operate throughout England and Wales, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For significant hip or pelvis injuries without serious permanent damage, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £21,505 to £31,625 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Check Harpenden solicitor reviews
Levels of service provided by solicitors, as with any service, can differ considerably.
Online reviews can certainly be informative when weighing up which lawyer to instruct.
Read more Personal injury solicitor reviews
Compensation claims we conduct in Harpenden and Hertfordshire
Compensation can be claimed for a wide range of injury and illness across Harpenden. Quittance can assist with injuries and medical conditions including:
Clinical negligence in Harpenden
Clinical negligence, formerly referred to as medical negligence, is the term used to describe a failure to carry out a responsibility by a doctor, GP, surgeon or other medical provider. Quittance's panel of personal injury lawyers acting for Harpenden have helped with claims brought against hospitals including Harpenden Memorial Hospital, Carlton Road, Harpenden, AL5 4TA.
Harpenden serious injury compensation
The effect serious injury can have is acknowledged by Courts and insurance companies when determining injury compensation.
Quittance's team fight to achieve the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, which includes claiming for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Harpenden
Road accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Harpenden are relatively common. Gov. uk statistics show 27 fatal accidents, 358 serious accidents and 2754 slight accidents in 2013 in Hertfordshire (Total events were 3139 local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 3,690.
Our network of professional road traffic accident (RTA) injury lawyers have vast experience in negotiating maximum settlements for anyone who has been injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Harpenden.
We have helped Claimants, from members of the Royal Navy to health and safety advisers, to seek financial compensation. Accident at work statistics in the St Albans local authority reported under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:
|Work accidents in St Albans Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Explosion related (e.g. dust)||0||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)||2||4||1|
|Fall from height (ladder)||9||14||10|
|Injured by an animal||0||1||0|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||51||54||31|
|Struck by moving vehicle||5||4||0|
|Struck by object||17||12||15|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||2||0|
Slip and trip accidents
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics expose the fact that employee slips and trips are by some margin the most prevalent accident at work in Hertfordshire in 2014/15. They are sometimes the initiators of accidents categorised as another type of accident such as being hit by an object falling from a ladder or an asphyxiation accident. Public liability litigation for injuries like torn ligaments experienced on pavement cracks are also quite common with pothole trips having happened on Station Road and on Southdown Road.
Injury solicitors can help with getting compensation for industrial illness that include anything from NIHL to asthma caused by laboratory animals.
Harpenden No Win, No Fee Expert Lawyers
When you do not win your claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the solicitor confirms that you are not required to pay the lawyer's fees. Should your injury claim be won, the legal costs are paid by the losing side.
A success fee is charged by Harpenden solicitors who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The fee is paid out of the compensation settlement and is usually 25 percent.
Do you have to pay any hidden costs?
Some solicitors could charge extra fees should the case end prematurely. Using Quittance's solicitors, 100% No Win, No Fee is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print.
Read more about No Win, No Fee here
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Before you instruct a lawyer you should arm yourself with information. The right answers will help you make the best choice for your future.
Find answers to popular questions asked by potential Claimants in the frequently asked questions section.
Get a claim started
When you have made the choice to get underway, you can start a compensation claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) or using our online contact form here.
If you would like to discuss your options, request a callback at a convenient time or contact on 0800 612 7456.