Updated: Wednesday, 3rd August 2016
Whether you are based in Rickmansworth or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced personal injury lawyers are able to take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a local medical centre.
Making an injury claim
Claims must, in most cases, be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.
Whether compensation is being claimed for a road accident in Rickmansworth or work-related illness, there are three components to making a successful claim. It needs to be demonstrated that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.
Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your needs
Identifying the most appropriate legal team to help you is a key step towards negotiating the best compensation award for your illness or injuries.
How can you ensure you choose the most appropriate one for your case?
Does the location of the law firm matter?
You do not need to choose a solicitor 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 medical network.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
The disparity in the amount of insurance premiums and success fees between different firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements often surprises prospective Claimants.
As an example the amount retained by a successful Claimant accepting a settlement of £79,508 for serious neck injuries involving fractures or damage to discs can vary from £47,705 to £67,582.
Further reading - Compare personal injury solicitors fees
What should you consider when comparing reviews for solicitors in Rickmansworth?
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to formal and traditional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels offered by different firms.
Which types of claims for compensation does Quittance handle in Rickmansworth?
Our panel of solicitors have assisted individuals in Rickmansworth and throughout Hertfordshire whose accidents ranged and resulted in serious injury.
Road traffic claims
Quittances group of no win no fee personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in negotiating maximum compensation for people who have been injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Rickmansworth.
Road traffic accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Rickmansworth are common with a total of 3139 accidents (2754 slight accidents, 358 serious accidents and 27 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Hertfordshire local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 3,690.
Slip and trip injuries
Officially reported statistics demonstrate that slips, trips and falls continue to be the most frequent accident in the Hertfordshire workplace in 2015. These types of accident are sometimes the cause of accidents recorded in another category for instance being hit by tools in use, a carrying injury or a quarry drowning accident. Public liability cases for injuries such as broken wrists suffered on spillages are also quite common with pavement crack trips having happened on Watford Rd and on High St.
Accidents at work
Quittance has helped Claimants, from farm workers to petroleum engineers, to claim injury compensation. Work accident figures in the Three Rivers local authority made available in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the HSE and set out below:
|Work accidents in Three Rivers Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||4||0||3|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. benzene)||3||0||0|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||9||3||3|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||0||2||1|
|Lifting and carrying||22||12||14|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||25||22||17|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1||0||0|
|Hit by object||8||3||6|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||0||1|
Personal injury solicitors can help Claimants with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from chemical poisoning to siderosis.
Clinical negligence in Rickmansworth
Medical negligence - more accurately known as 'clinical negligence' - is the legal term a breach in the duty of care by a medical professional. A common example might be a birth injury claim. Our panel of lawyers covering Hertfordshire and Rickmansworth have assisted with claims brought against health services including BMI Bishops Wood Hospital, Rickmansworth Road, Northwood, HA6 2JW.
Quittance's team understand the critical difference a compensation claim makes to severely injured Claimants.
By reducing the financial pressure a major injury imposes on an injured person and their dependants, a successful claim helps people to prioritise their recovery and rehabilitation.
How No Win, No Fee lawyers handle Rickmansworth claims
Lawyers taking care of injury claims in Rickmansworth in most cases work on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement, also called a No Win, No Fee agreement. The agreement prevents the solicitor from charging any legal costs if the claim fails.
A success fee is charged by injury lawyers working under a No Win, No Fee agreement. Unlike their standard fees, the 'success fee' will be deducted from your compensation settlement and will be in most cases 25 percent.
Can Claimants get 100% No Win, No Fee
We warrant No Win, No Fee means you will never have to pay the law firm's costs if you do not win. Click here for more 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.
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