A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

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 .

Have I got a personal injury claim?

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

Can I claim?Check claim

Key criteria

Personal injury claims must, in most cases, be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.

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.

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Find out how much you can claim

The compensation you will be awarded depends on a number of criteria. Our online claim calculator provides an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Hoddesdon

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
Contact with machinery758
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)401
Fall from height (ladder)18103
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)101
Lifting and carrying453119
Slip, trip or fall392626
Struck against6810
Struck by moving vehicle1044
Struck by object201413
Trapped by something collapsing101

See: Injured at work claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Hoddesdon

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of specialist injury lawyers are experienced 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.

See: Road traffic accident claim

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Other injury claims

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.

See: Serious injury compensation

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.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from NIHL to dioxin poisoning.

See: Industrial disease compensation

Clinical negligence in Hoddesdon

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you only want a detailed explanation of what happened as opposed to injury compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, you can contact Lister Hospital, Coreys Mill Lane, Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

See: Medical negligence compensation

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Hoddesdon No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Hoddesdon and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet our team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Hoddesdon, from short-term injury cases to long term illness. Selected because of their track record in recovering compensation, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

Meet more of the Quittance team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What is Quittance's track record of claims in Hoddesdon?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of expert personal injury lawyers that assists people in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In 2017, we have assisted hundreds of claimants across Hertfordshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including injuries sustained at work and car accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and specialist advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

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Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.

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.

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

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.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

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.

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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