Updated: Friday, 5th August 2016
No matter whether you live in Hoddesdon or anywhere in the country, our experienced lawyers will handle your claim and we will set up a medical at a centre near you .
Making a claim
Personal injury claims must, in most cases, be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.
Extensive legislation exists to provide support for people planning to make a claim, and our panel of specialist lawyers have years of experience giving advice to their clients regarding the likelihood of success.
To win a Hoddesdon personal injury case, it must be proven that:
- You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
- That duty was breached by the Defendant
- The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness
Your lawyer will discuss these key issues and should explain how they apply to your claim.
How to find the best personal injury solicitor for your claim
Choosing a suitable lawyer for your legal case is a crucial step towards achieving the highest compensation settlement for your accident.
How do you ensure you choose the best legal practice to instruct?
Will I need a local Hoddesdon injury lawyer ?
Choosing a nearby solicitors office is not so relevant as injury cases are, as a matter of course, conducted by phone and email.
It is however necessary to select a firm that provides a national network as you will usually have to go to a medical assessment.
Further reading : Do I have to attend a medical?
Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for severe complex regional pain syndrome could vary between £42,460 and £67,925 (based on 2015 market research).
The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Reviews for personal injury solicitors in Hoddesdon
Discussing you claim with a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.
Injury compensation cases we handle in Hoddesdon
Quittance's panel of expert solicitors assist people in Hoddesdon and Hertfordshire whose accidents led to serious injuries.
Clinical negligence in Hoddesdon
Clinical negligence (in the past known as referred to as medical negligence) is where there has been a breach in the duty of care by a doctor or healthcare provider, either NHS or private. An example might be an item left in a patient during surgery compensation claim. Our panel of injury solicitors acting for Hertfordshire and Hoddesdon have helped with claims brought against health services that include Hertford County Hospital, North Road, Hertford, SG14 1LP.
Solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from NIHL to dioxin poisoning.
Slip and trip injuries
HSE figures highlight the fact that slips and trips are, by some degree, the most common accident at work in Hertfordshire. These types of accident are sometimes the cause of injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being struck by a moving object or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public liability litigation for injuries like strained muscles experienced on spillages are also quite prevalent with pavement crack trips having happened recently.
Hoddesdon serious injury compensation claims
The Quittance team recognise the critical difference injury compensation makes to the lives of seriously injured Claimants.
Quittance fight hard for maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, including reimbursement for physiotherapy and treatment. Quittance's panel of specialist lawyers communicate with doctors and the other side's legal representatives to make sure people affected by serious accidents get medical and financial support. Injuries and illnesses which are held to be serious and catastrophic include serious pharmaceutical error and brain tumours.
Accidents at work
We have assisted claims for people hurt in an accident, from bricklayers to herbalists, to claim work accident compensation. Work accident figures for the Broxbourne local authority collated under RIDDOR by the HSE in the following table:
|Work accidents in Broxbourne Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Contact with machinery||7||5||8|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)||4||0||1|
|Fall from height (ladder)||18||10||3|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||1||0||1|
|Lifting and carrying||45||31||19|
|Slip, trip or fall||39||26||26|
|Struck by moving vehicle||10||4||4|
|Struck by object||20||14||13|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||0||1|
Road accidents in Hoddesdon
Quittances panel of specialist injury lawyers are experienced in in obtaining maximum damages for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Hoddesdon.
Road accidents involving all vehicles in Hoddesdon are relatively commonplace with a total of 3139 accidents (2754 slight accidents, 358 serious accidents and 27 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Hertfordshire local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 3,690. Incidents in Hoddesdon in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A414 and A10 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the A1170 and A414 roundabout.
Hoddesdon No Win, No Fee Solicitors
When you lose your compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) with the lawyer states that you will not have to pay the legal fees. If you succeed, your legal fees must be settled by the losing Defendant or their insurer.
A success fee is levied by lawyers serving Hoddesdon who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). The fee is generally 25 percent and is taken out of the Claimant's award.
No Win, No Fee - Guaranteed
Quittance's expert personal injury solicitors guarantee that No Win, No Fee means you will never have to pay any of your solicitor's legal fees if the injury claim be unsuccessful.
Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here
What to 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 the claims process
Making the right decision for you depends on receiving the correct information. Get your questions answered before you choose a solicitor.
Find answers to questions asked by potential Claimants on the FAQ page.
Start your compensation claim
Once you have made the decision to get underway, you can begin a claim for compensation by calling 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) or through our contact form here.
Quittance's expert team look forward to helping you. If you have any questions, you can request a no-obligation callback or phone us on 0800 612 7456.