A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

If you live in Knebworth or anywhere in the country, our injury lawyers can handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a local medical centre.

Have I got a claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and a third party was to blame, we can assist you with a claim.

How much can I claim?

The personal injury compensation you will receive will depend on a number of factors. Our online injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

Making a claim

Powerful legislation is in place to support people seeking compensation, and our panel of injury lawyers have many years of experience advising their clients on the likelihood of success.

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as noise-induced deafness may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date of diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in these cases.

To win a Knebworth personal injury case, it must be shown that:

  • The Defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The Defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

Answers to your legal questions and invaluable guidance can be provided by a brief, no-obligation consultation with a Knebworth-specialist solicitor.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for you is critical for your iness or injury

It can take many months for the majority of claims to conclude. Injury claims involving serious injury or disputed liability can take years in some circumstances. The SRA are responsible for regulating legal advice given by all solicitors, but they are not responsible for many issues that matter to Claimants, such as speed or level of service.

Your solicitor should be someone you can rely on throughout your claim to give practical advice and legal guidance.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For minor achilles tendon injuries, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £5,885 to £10,175 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

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?".

Do you have to choose a lawyer in Knebworth?

As with many professional services, you do not need to select a personal injury solicitor near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Reviews for injury lawyers in Knebworth

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

What kinds of claims for compensation does Quittance conduct?

It is possible to claim compensation for a broad range of injuries in Knebworth. Quittance have helped with:

Medical and clinical negligence in Knebworth

Clinical negligence - formerly known as medical negligence - is the term for when an injury is suffered by a person a breach of duty on the part of a healthcare provider. Our panel of injury lawyers covering Hertfordshire and Knebworth have been instructed on compensation claims brought against health services including Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital, School Lane, Welwyn, AL6 9PW.

Accidents at work

We have assisted claims for Claimants, from building site contractors to interpreters, to seek financial compensation. Injury and illness figures for the North Hertfordshire local authority made available under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:

Work accidents in North Hertfordshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electricity related021
Machinery related injury1076
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)120
Fall from height12512
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)111
Manual handling512622
Slip or trip473033
Struck against716
Struck by moving vehicle121
Struck by object20158
Trapped under falling object101

Slips and trips

HSE data indicate that employee slips, trips and falls continue to be the most common accident at work in Hertfordshire. They are quite often the precursor to injuries categorised as something else e.g. being hit by material under pressure, being trapped by something or a quarry drowning accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries like fractured ankles suffered on tripping on a street are also quite prevalent with recent incidents having happened on St. Martins Rd and on Broadwater Crescent.

Knebworth lawyers for serious injury compensation

We recognise the vital difference injury compensation will make to seriously injured Claimants. Quittance work to get compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, which includes damages for long-term medical treatment and care costs. Our panel of expert solicitors have aided Claimants claim compensation for a wide range of major injuries and conditions. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as serious include lead poisoning and back injuries.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from occupational asthma to asthma caused by latex.

Road accidents in Knebworth

Accidents involving vehicles in Knebworth are quite common. Official statistics reveal a total of 3139 accidents (2754 slight accidents, 358 serious accidents and 27 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Hertfordshire local authority district. By 2014 the total had increased to 3,690.

Our network of professional road traffic accident (RTA) legal advisors have vast experience in fighting for optimum settlements for people injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Knebworth.

Knebworth No Win, No Fee Expert Solicitors

Solicitors looking after Knebworth injury claims mostly conduct the legal work on a CFA (Conditional Fee Agreement).

The CFA prevents your solicitor from being able to charge you any legal fees if the case is lost.

Do I have to pay any fees?

Some solicitors could impose additional fees if they lose your case. Using a Quittance injury lawyer, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with no catches whatsoever. Read more about our No Win, No Fee

Next steps

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

Get more information

Before you instruct a lawyer you should arm yourself with information. The right information will help you make the right decision for your future.

Find more information online before picking up the phone. Read more frequently asked questions here.

Get your claim underway

You can begin the personal injury claim online here or call us on 0800 612 7456.

Quittance's team of personal injury specialists are here to help. If you have any questions, you can call 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback.