Updated: Tuesday, 2nd August 2016
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 .
Making a 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.
How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your iness 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.
Which kinds of cases do you handle in Letchworth Garden City?
Quittance's network of solicitors represent clients in Letchworth Garden City and Hertfordshire whose accident circumstances ranged and led to serious injuries including:
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.
Legal advisors can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness that include anything from mesolthelioma to acute silicosis.
Accidents at work
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||10||7||6|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)||1||2||0|
|Fall from height||12||5||12|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||1||1||1|
|Slip or trip||47||30||33|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1||2||1|
|Struck by object||20||15||8|
|Trapped under falling object||1||0||1|
Road accidents in Letchworth Garden City
Accidents involving cars, mororbikes 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.
Quittances 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.
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.
Medical and clinical negligence in Letchworth Garden City
Clinical negligence (until recently known as medical negligence) is the term for when an illness or injury is sustained following a breach in the duty of care on the part of a doctor, GP, surgeon or other medical provider. Quittance's panel of solicitors covering Hertfordshire and Letchworth Garden City have handled medical negligence legal action brought against private and NHS hospitals including Pinehill Hospital, Benslow Lane, Hitchin, SG4 9QZ.
Letchworth Garden City No Win, No Fee Specialist Solicitors
Should you win, your legal costs will be settled by the losing party. If your solicitor loses the case, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your lawyer confirms that you are not required to pay their legal fees.
A success fee is charged by solicitors serving Letchworth Garden City that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). The fee is taken out of your award or settlement and is generally 25 percent.
Quittance's No Win, No Fee promise
We promise No Win, No Fee means an injured Claimant will never need to pay any of your solicitor's costs if the claim be unsuccessful. Read more about our No Win, No Fee
What happens next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
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