A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Radlett or anywhere in the country, our expert injury lawyers can help with your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

Updated: September 10, 2016

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and another person was responsible, our expert solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Key criteria

Claims should usually be made within a 3-year window.

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as RSI are frequently still able to claim even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what is important in such circumstances.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your lawyer must demonstrate 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 will explain how your claim will relate to these issues.

How much compensation could I get?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is based on a number of factors. Our online claim calculator gives you an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

Work accident claims in Radlett

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped contractors, self employed or employed Claimants, from carpenters to primary school teachers, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Accident data in the Hertsmere local authority reported under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the HSE:

Workplace accidents in Hertsmere Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Undefined16913
Electrical injury010
Machinery related injury643
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. MTBE related illnesses)323
Fall from height (ladder)13610
Animal related (e.g. livestock)211
Manual handling311823
Physical attack1057
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)504028
Struck against824
Struck by moving vehicle134
Hit by falling object11106
Trapped by something collapsing011

Further information: Work injury compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Radlett

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Radlett are relatively frequent with 27 fatal accidents, 358 serious accidents and 2754 slight accidents in 2013 in Hertfordshire (Total events were 3139 local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 3,690.

Quittance's panel of expert lawyers have vast experience in fighting for the highest compensation for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car accident in Radlett.

Further information: Road accident claims

Other claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Radlett

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when a person is injured as the result of the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other health worker. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

You can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened rather than a compensation award. You can write to Lister Hospital, Coreys Mill Lane, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.

Further information: Medical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Litigators can help Claimants with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from noise induced hearing loss to Vibration White Finger.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation

Slip and trip accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data underline the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Hertfordshire workplace. These types of accident are typically connected to accidents recorded in a different category such as being hit by another person, a fall from height or an electrical discharge accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as sprained wrists experienced on obstructed walkways are also quite prevalent with falls having happened in the area.

Serious injury

The Courts recognise that a serious injury has a major effect on an injured Claimant and their dependants. By reducing the pressure a serious or catastrophic injury imposes on an injured Claimant and their family, a successful claim allows individuals to prioritise rehabilitation.

Quittance's network of solicitors for many years have aided families affected by serious accidents.

Further information: Serious injury compensation

Radlett 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 Radlett and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Radlett, from more minor injury cases to serious motorcycle injury claims. Chosen for their success rate in winning claims, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

Meet the team - click here.

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

Has Quittance won many injury claims in Radlett?

We are a nationwide network of expert solicitors that assists people in Radlett, Hertfordshire and across the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

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

Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward 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 to select the best personal injury solicitor

Compensation for a personal injury claim can take months, and even years in severe injuries, to be agreed. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however service levels can vary.

Given the impact your solicitor can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, finding a solicitor that meets your needs is an important first step.

Check Radlett solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice offered by solicitors can differ.

Researching online reviews can certainly be a good place to start when attempting to decide which lawyer to select.

Read more Personal injury lawyer reviews

Do I need to instruct a local lawyer ?

The location of the lawyers office is not important as cases now tend to be conducted by phone and email.

It is however necessary to choose a solicitors practice that offers national medical coverage as Claimants will usually have to attend a medical assessment.

See : Can I attend a medical centre near me?

The contrast in the level of success fees between different solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is considerable.

For example the amount of financial compensation retained by a Claimant who was awarded ?7,925 for serious hand injuries with full or close to full recovery could vary from ?4,755 to ?6,736.

More information How to compare injury solicitors quotes

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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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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