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?

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.

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.

Making a personal injury claim

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 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

Compensation claims we handle

It is possible to make a claim for a broad range of injuries throughout Radlett. Quittance have assisted with injuries and medical conditions including:

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.

Medical and clinical negligence in Radlett

Medical negligence - which is more accurately referred to as 'Clinical Negligence' - is the legal term a breach of the duty of care by a healthcare professional. Our panel of injury lawyers covering Radlett have worked on compensation claims brought against private and NHS hospitals that include Kingsley Green, Harper Lane, Shenley, Radlett, WD7 9HQ.

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.

Accidents in the workplace

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
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

Road accidents in Radlett

Road traffic accidents involving cars, mororbikes 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.

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.

How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors handle claims for compensation in Radlett

Should you win, the legal costs must be covered by the other party. If your lawyer does not win claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the solicitor confirms that their fees will not be charged.

Does the Claimant need to pay extra fees?

No Win, No Fee means there is nothing owed if the claim is lost. With Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee, there is no catch 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 answers to your questions

Quittance offer clear information to help people affected by injury choose whether to proceed.

If you need more information before you are ready to call, see our FAQ section.

Start your claim for compensation

You can start the injury claim online here or phone 0800 612 7456.

If you would like to discuss your options with an injury lawyer or have any questions before making a decision, request a callback at a time that is convenient for you or phone 0800 612 7456.