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.
Can I make a claim for injury compensation?
If you suffered an injury in the last three years and another party was at fault, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.
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 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 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
- 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.
Qualifying for personal injury compensation
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.
The injury compensation you are likely to receive is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives you a good idea of your potential compensation award.
Work accident claims 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|
Find out more: Work injury compensation claims
Road traffic accident claims in Harpenden
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes 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.
Find out more: No win, no fee road accident claims
Other claims we handle
Clinical negligence in Harpenden
Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when someone suffers injury or illness due to a doctor or other health worker's carelessness. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.
Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you just want a better understanding of events rather than financial damages. For example, to make a complaint against East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, you can write to Lister Hospital, Coreys Mill Lane, Stevenage, Hertfordshire.
Find out more: No win, no fee medical negligence claims
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.
Find out more: No win, no fee serious injury claims
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.
Find out more: No win, no fee industrial disease claims
Harpenden 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 Harpenden and across the UK.
For more information, see No win, no fee compensation.
Meet the team
Quittance's national network of solicitors handle all types of claims in Harpenden and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen for their track record in recovering compensation and their specialist expertise.
How much experience does Quittance have of handling claims in Harpenden?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of specialist solicitors that assists people injured in Harpenden, Hertfordshire and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.
We have helped hundreds of people in Hertfordshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from part-time worker injuries to car accidents.
With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and specialist advice, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.
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.
Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your illness 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
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.
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.