Updated: Friday, 5th August 2016
Whether you are based in Potters Bar or anywhere in the UK, we can are able to assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.
Making a claim
Claims for personal injury compensation must, in most cases, be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.
Purposeful legislation exists to provide support for people seeking compensation, and Quittance's panel of expert lawyers have many years of experience advising their clients on the strength of their claims.
In order to win a Potters Bar personal injury case, it must be shown 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.
Information and legal advice will be provided by a brief, no-obligation consultation with an expert Potters Bar lawyer.
Tips for choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your injury
You will be in contact with your legal representative for a long period of time, from many months for less serious injuries to potentially years for claims for very severe injury. The SRA regulate strictly legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they do not regulate many issues that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.
Given the impact your legal representative can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, picking an injury lawyer to fit your requirements is vital.
Does the location of the lawyer matter?
Many solicitors operate nationwide, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
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 emphysema could vary between £44,275 and £56,650 (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?".
Comparing Potters Bar personal injury solicitors - online reviews
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.
Which types of cases do you handle in Potters Bar?
It is possible to make a claim for a wide range of injuries in Potters Bar and Hertfordshire. We have helped with injuries including:
Clinical and medical negligence in Potters Bar
Medical negligence - more correctly called 'clinical negligence' - is where an illness or injury is sustained following a breach in the duty of care by a healthcare provider. Our panel of personal injury lawyers covering Potters Bar have been instructed on cases filed against private and NHS hospitals including Potters Bar Community Hospital, Barnet Road, Potters Bar, EN6 2RY.
Slip and trip accidents
Government data expose the fact that slips and trips are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Hertfordshire workplace. These types of accident are sometimes the cause of accidents recorded in a different category for instance being hit by hand tools in use, a crush injury from something overturning or an animal related accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like broken wrists suffered on spillages are also quite common with pothole trips having happened on High St and on Darkes Lane.
The lasting effect of serious and catastrophic injury will be acknowledged by insurers and the Courts when they are calculating how much compensation to pay.
Damages should lessen the financial burden on an injured Claimant and their dependants so they can focus on rehabilitation. Quittance's network of specialist solicitor firms have helped families claim damages for many major injuries and conditions. Injuries referred to as catastrophic or serious include deep vein thrombosis and chronic pain.
We have assisted claims for people hurt in an accident, from soldiers to planning surveyors, to claim maximum compensation. Work accident information for the Hertsmere local authority are published in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Government:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Hertsmere Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||6||4||3|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. MTBE related illnesses)||3||2||3|
|Fall from height (ladder)||13||6||10|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||2||1||1|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||50||40||28|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1||3||4|
|Hit by falling object||11||10||6|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||1||1|
Personal injury solicitors can help Claimants with securing compensation for industrial injuries including anything from radiation exposure to vibration white finger.
Road accidents in Potters Bar
Our network of accredited road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury lawyers have vast experience in fighting for the highest compensation for Claimants who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Potters Bar.
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Potters Bar are reasonably common. Government statistics reveal 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. Accidents in the Potters Bar area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the slip road of the M25 and A111 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A1000 and B556 crossroads.
How No Win, No Fee lawyers look after claims for compensation in Potters Bar
When your solicitor loses the compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) with your solicitor states that you will not have to pay their legal fees. When you win your compensation claim, your legal costs are covered by the losing Defendant or their insurance company.
A 'success fee' is charged by solicitors who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). The success fee is generally 25 percent and is taken out of the injured Claimant's compensation.
The No Win, No Fee promise
Some solicitors could impose additional costs should the case end prematurely. Through a Quittance injury lawyer, 100% No Win, No Fee is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print. Click here to learn more about about our No Win, No Fee.
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
We provide detailed answers helping people affected by injury choose whether to go ahead with a claim for injury compensation.
If you have more questions before calling, try our FAQ pages.
Ready to begin a compensation claim?
You can begin the injury claim here or call 0800 612 7456 to go through your claim with a member of the Quittance team.
Quittance's expert team look forward to helping you. If you have any questions, you can request a no-obligation callback or call us on 0800 612 7456.