A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

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.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and another party was liable, our expert solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

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.

Calculate my compensation

The level of compensation you will be awarded is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our online compensation calculator gives you a good idea of the compensation you could win.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Rickmansworth

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's 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, motorbikes 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.

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Work accident claims in Rickmansworth

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Known81210
Machinery related injury403
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. benzene)300
Fall from height (scaffolding)933
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)021
Lifting and carrying221214
Slip, trip, fall same level252217
Struck against301
Struck by moving vehicle100
Hit by object836
Trapped by something collapsing101

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Other injury claims

Clinical negligence in Rickmansworth

Medical negligence describes when a patient is injured as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you are only looking for a better understanding of events instead of claiming compensation, you could make a formal complaint. For example, to make a complaint against East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, you can contact Lister Hospital, Coreys Mill Lane, Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

Find out more: Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help claimants with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from chemical poisoning to siderosis.

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Serious injury

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.

Find out more: Serious injury claims

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.

Rickmansworth No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Rickmansworth and across the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Rickmansworth, from fast track whiplash cases to life-changing injury. Our lawyers are chosen for their level of specialist experience and their success rate in winning claims.

Meet the team - click here.

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

What experience do Quittance solicitors have of winning claims in Rickmansworth?

Quittance is a UK-wide network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we assisted hundreds of people in Hertfordshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including workplace accidents and car accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

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.

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.

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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.

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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