A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Hemel Hempstead or anywhere in the UK, our experienced lawyers are able to help with your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a compensation claim?

If you suffered an injury or ilness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and another person was liable, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Calculate my compensation

The compensation you will be awarded depends on a number of factors. Our easy to use claim calculator gives an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

Making an injury claim

Claims must be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury in most cases.

For the majority of injury claims, there are three key components to proving a claim. It needs to be proven that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

A brief, no-obligation call with an Hemel Hempstead injury lawyer will provide information and invaluable guidance.

Guidance for those searching for a lawyer

Instructing the best lawyer to assist you is a crucial step towards claiming the best compensation settlement for your injuries.

What is the best way to ensure you instruct the ideal legal practice to represent you?

Comparing injury solicitors in Hemel Hempstead - online reviews

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

Do I need to choose a local Hemel Hempstead legal firm ?

The whereabouts of the lawyers office is not especially important as cases can be run remotely.

It is however necessary to select a firm that provides national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as Claimants will be expected to go to a medical exam.

Read more - What is the process for attending a medical?

The diversity in the level of personal injury success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is vast

E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of £67,660 for lung cancer could vary from £40,596 to £57,511.

Additional reading How to compare personal injury fees

What types of claims does Quittance handle in Hemel Hempstead?

Compensation can be claimed for a broad range of injuries across Hemel Hempstead. Quittance have helped with injuries and illness including:

Accidents in the workplace

Quittance has handled claims for Claimants, from factory workers to health promotion specialists, to claim work accident compensation. Accident information in the Dacorum local authority are detailed under RIDDOR regulations by the Government and set out below:

Work accidents in Dacorum Local Authority HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury200
Machinery related injury445
Fire related010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)641
Fall from height6917
Animal related (e.g. livestock)302
Lifting and handling injuries513553
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)503847
Struck against1163
Hit by vehicle645
Struck by object222321
Trapped by something collapsing100

Hemel Hempstead serious injury claims

We recognise the change an injury claim makes to the lives of severely injured Claimants. By limiting the stress serious injury puts on an injured Claimant, a claim enables Claimants to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Our panel of expert solicitors have aided Claimants receive compensation for many catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as catastrophic or serious include chronic pain and cerebral palsy.

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help Claimants with getting compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from occupational asthma to carbon monoxide poisoning claim.

Slips and trips

Official statistics stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are still the most frequent cause of injury at work in Hertfordshire and the UK as a whole. These types of accident are frequently the initiators of injuries recorded in another category like being hit by an object falling from a machine or a drowning accident. Public liability claims for injuries such as facial scarring sustained on potholes are also quite prevalent with recent slips and trips having happened on Chapel Croft and in Simmons Garden Centre.

Medical and clinical negligence in Hemel Hempstead

Clinical negligence (at one time known as medical negligence) is the term for when an illness or injury results from a breach in the duty of care by a doctor or medical professional. An example case could be an accident and emergency compensation claim. Our panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Hertfordshire and Hemel Hempstead have helped people with claims filed against hospitals including Hemel Hempstead Hospital, Hillfield Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 4AD.

Road accidents in Hemel Hempstead

Our panel of personal injury solicitors have years of experience in obtaining the best awards for people who have been injured in a car or motorbike accident in Hemel Hempstead.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Hemel Hempstead are relatively frequent. Official statistics show 27 fatal accidents, 358 serious accidents and 2754 slight accidents in 2013 in Hertfordshire (Total events were 3139 local authority area. In 2014 the total had increased to 3,690. Accidents in the Hemel Hempstead region in 2013 included collisions on the dual carriageway of the A41 and A4251 crossroads and on the A4146 and A4147 slip road.

No Win, No Fee Solicitors in Hemel Hempstead

Lawyers handling claims in Hemel Hempstead and Hertfordshire in most cases work on a Conditional Fee Agreement, known as a No Win, No Fee agreement. The agreement prevents your lawyer from charging you any fees if the case is lost.

Are there extra fees?

No Win, No Fee should mean that there are absolutely no hidden fees and you will not be out of pocket if you lose your claim. With a No Win, No Fee guarantee, there is no catch whatsoever and there is no risk of being charged extra costs. Click here to read more about about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.

What should happen next?

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Learn more about claiming compensation

We offer jargon-free answers helping people affected by injury decide whether to start a claim for injury compensation.

Find answers to questions on our frequently asked questions page.

Ready to start your injury claim?

You can begin your injury claim online here or call us on 0800 612 7456 to speak to Quittance's team.

Our team of experts help Claimants every day. If you have further questions, you can request a no-obligation callback or phone 0800 612 7456.