Updated: Monday, 1st August 2016
Whether you live in Hitchin or anywhere else in England or Wales, we can will take on your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near you.
Making a personal injury claim
Powerful legislation exists to support people seeking compensation, and Quittance's panel of injury lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to their clients on the strength of their claims.
Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like RSI are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in such circumstances.
Whether a claim is being made for a slip, trip or work accident in Hitchin, there are three elements to making a successful claim. It must be shown that:
- a duty of care was owed
- that the duty was breached
- the breach was the cause of the injury or illness
Answers and both practical and legal advice can be provided by a short, free consultation with a specialist lawyer.
Finding the best personal injury solicitor for your compensation claim
It can take months for most minor injury claims to reach a conclusion. Injury claims for very serious injury or illness can take much longer. The SRA regulates all solicitors, but the level of service offered by different firms varies.
Your solicitor should be someone you are able to trust at every step of the process to provide both legal guidance and practical advice.
Do you have to choose a law firm in Hitchin?
You do not need to select a solicitor near you.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Hitchin personal injury solicitor reviews
The levels of service provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary.
Reading reviews can be revealing when mulling over which lawyer best serves your needs and which considerations are most important to you.
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Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for wrist injuries causing permanent pain and stiffness, for example, ranges from £10,175 to £19,800 (based on 2015 market data).
Which cases do you conduct in Hitchin?
Compensation could be claimed for a range of injury and illness across Hitchin. Our team have helped with injuries including:
Clinical negligence in Hitchin
Clinical negligence (previously known as medical negligence) is the term for when an injury is suffered by a person a breach of duty by a General Practitioner or any other medical provider. Quittance's panel of injury lawyers acting for Hertfordshire and Hitchin have worked on negligence claims made against infirmaries and hospitals that include Hampden House, Elmside Walk, Hitchin, SG5 1HB.
Quittance's team recognise the change compensation makes to the lives of people who have been affected by catastrophic and serious injury.
By limiting the stress a serious injury places on a Claimant and their family, a compensation claim helps individuals to prioritise rehabilitation. Quittance's network of expert solicitors have for many years aided families affected by serious accidents and injuries.
Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants injured at work, from lathe operators to health visitors, to get the compensation they deserve. Work accident information for the North Hertfordshire local authority are compiled under legislation by the HSE and set out below:
|Workplace accidents in North Hertfordshire Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||10||7||6|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)||1||2||0|
|Fall from height||12||5||12|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||1||1||1|
|Slip or trip||47||30||33|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1||2||1|
|Struck by object||20||15||8|
|Trapped under falling object||1||0||1|
Slips and trips
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data demonstrate that slips, trips and falls are by far the most common accident in the Hertfordshire workplace in 2015. They are sometimes related to injuries categorised as another type of accident e.g. being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery or a lake drowning accident. Public liability claims for injuries such as broken collarbones occurring on obstructed walkways are also common with recent pavement crack trips having occurred on Redhill Road and on Bucklersbury.
Injury lawyers can assist with securing compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from occupational asthma to farmers lung.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Hitchin
Our network of trained road traffic accident legal advisors have vast experience in fighting for optimum awards for anyone who has sustained an injury in a road accident in Hitchin.
Road accidents involving vehicles in Hitchin are reasonably common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 27 fatal accidents, 358 serious accidents and 2754 slight accidents in 2013 in Hertfordshire (Total events were 3139 local authority. In 2014 accidents increased to 3,690.
Hitchin No Win, No Fee Personal Injury Solicitors
When your claim is lost, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the lawyer confirms that the solicitor's legal costs will not be charged. When your claim is won, the legal costs will be settled by the Defendant.
A success fee is levied by solicitors working under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The fee is usually 25 percent and will be paid out of the Claimant's award.
Quittance's No Win, No Fee promise
No Win, No Fee means that you have no hidden fees and you will not owe anything if you lose your claim. With the Quittance network's 100% No Win, No Fee promise, there is no risk of losing out and there is no catch in the small print whatsoever.
Click here to learn more about about No Win, No Fee.
What should you do next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Find out more about claiming compensation
Before you decide to instruct a lawyer you should arm yourself with as much information about the process as you can. The right answers will help you make the best decision for you.
If you have more questions before phoning, see our FAQ section.
Ready to begin?
Phone an injury claims expert on 0800 612 7456 to commence a claim, or you can start your claim online here.
If you would like to discuss your options or need a specific question answered before starting, call us on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.