Hoddesdon Personal Injury Solicitors No Win No Fee
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.
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.
What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)
Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) 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 injury claim could be worth now
Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated, particularly if you have multiple injuries.
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.
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.
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.
Work accident claims in Hoddesdon
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 traffic accident claims in Hoddesdon
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.
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.
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.
Solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from NIHL to dioxin poisoning.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.