A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Letchworth Garden City or anywhere else in the UK, our expert solicitors will take on your claim and we will always set up a medical at a centre near you .

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, our expert solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims should be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury in most cases.

To win a Letchworth Garden City personal injury case, your lawyer must prove that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

Your lawyer should explain how each of the points will relate to your case.

Calculate my compensation

The personal injury compensation you will receive depends on a number of criteria. Our online claim calculator gives you an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

Work accident claims in Letchworth Garden City

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people, from gardeners to learning mentors, to claim injury compensation. Accident at work data in the Letchworth Garden City local authority reported in accordance with 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
Undetermined191220
Electricity related021
Machinery related injury1076
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)120
Fall from height12512
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)111
Manual handling512622
Assault253
Slip or trip473033
Struck against716
Struck by moving vehicle121
Struck by object20158
Trapped under falling object101

Find out more: Work injury claims

Road traffic accident claims in Letchworth Garden City

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Letchworth Garden City are quite common. Officially reported accident data shows 27 fatal accidents, 358 serious accidents and 2754 slight accidents in 2013 in Hertfordshire (Total events were 3139 council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 3,690.

Quittance's network of expert no win no fee personal injury lawyers have years of experience in fighting for optimum general and special damages for anyone who has been injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Letchworth Garden City.

Find out more: Road accident claims

Other claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Letchworth Garden City

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when someone suffers injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you are just looking for a better understanding of events rather than financial damages, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, to make a formal complaint against East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, you can write to Lister Hospital, Coreys Mill Lane, Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

Find out more: Medical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness that include anything from mesothelioma to acute silicosis.

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation

Slip and trip accidents

Recorded data demonstrate that slips and trips are by far the most common cause of injury in the Hertfordshire workplace. Slips and trips are typically the cause of accidents recorded in another category e.g. being hit by a moving object, a fall from a height or a river drowning accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as fractured wrists experienced on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with slips having occurred on Station Road and on Ivel Court.

Serious injury

We recognise the difference an injury claim can make to seriously injured Claimants. Compensation will lessen the financial load on a Claimant and their dependants so they can prioritise rehabilitation. Our network of expert solicitors for many years have aided families affected by serious accidents and injuries.

Find out more: Serious injury compensation

Letchworth Garden City 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 Letchworth Garden City and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Letchworth Garden City, from less severe claims to serious road injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their track record in winning claims and their level of experience.

Meet the team - click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

How much experience do your solicitors have of claims in Letchworth Garden City?

Quittance is a national network of specialist personal injury solicitors that helps people in Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Hertfordshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents at work to whiplash.

Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and specialist advice, mean that making an injury claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

FAQs

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 do you find the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your illness or injury?

It can take several months for most minor injury claims to reach a settlement. Injury claims involving serious injury or disputed liability can take much longer. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, but service levels can vary.

Your lawyer should be someone you can trust throughout the claims process to give practical guidance and specialist legal advice.

Personal injury solicitor reviews in Letchworth Garden City - Tips for comparing firms

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

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 very serious thumb injuries could vary between ?15,840 and ?28,325 (based on 2015 market research).

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Are Letchworth Garden City Claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?

As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a lawyer near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

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

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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