A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Sawbridgeworth or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced personal injury solicitors will handle your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a centre near you .

Do I have a claim for injury compensation?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and someone else was at fault, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Claims for compensation should usually be made within 3 years of the injury.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it should be demonstrated 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.

How much compensation can I claim?

The injury compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a number of factors. Our calculator gives you an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Sawbridgeworth

Cars involved in a road accident

Our group of knowledgeable road traffic accident personal injury lawyers are experienced in obtaining the best settlements for people who have been hurt in a road accident in Sawbridgeworth.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Sawbridgeworth are common. Officially reported accident data shows 27 fatal accidents, 358 serious accidents and 2754 slight accidents in 2013 in Hertfordshire (Total events were 3139 local authority area. By 2014 accidents increased to 3,690.

Read more: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Sawbridgeworth

Worker injured in accident

We have helped claimants, from nurses to race relations workers, to claim maximum compensation. Work injury information in the Epping Forest local authority reported in accordance with RIDDOR by the HSE as follows:

Work accidents in Epping Forest Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock001
Machinery related524
Fire related (e.g. scars)100
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)102
Fall from height17510
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)120
Physical assault675
Slip, trip, fall same level483338
Struck against726
Struck by moving vehicle851
Struck by object19129

Read more: Accident at work claims

Other claims

Clinical negligence in Sawbridgeworth

When a person suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you only want closure or answers instead of claiming compensation. You can contact Lister Hospital, Coreys Mill Lane, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.

Read more: Clinical negligence claims

Slip and trip accidents

Officially recorded data show that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Hertfordshire and the UK as a whole. They are sometimes connected to accidents categorised as something else such as being hit by an object falling from a vehicle or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place claims for injuries such as strained muscles experienced on obstructed walkways are also quite common with pothole trips having occurred on the Street and on Bell St.

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help claimants with getting compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from respiratory diseases to pleural thickening.

Read more: Industrial disease claims

Serious injury

Quittance's team recognise the critical change injury compensation can make to the lives of people whose lives have been impacted by major injury.

Quittance's panel of expert lawyers work to achieve compensation for major injuries. This includes damages for medical treatment and care costs. Quittance's panel of specialist lawyers have aided families impacted by major accidents. Injuries and medical conditions which are held to be catastrophic or serious include amputation, degloving injuries and hydrocarbon poisoning.

Read more: Catastrophic injury claims

Sawbridgeworth No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Sawbridgeworth and throughout the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Sawbridgeworth, including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Selected because of their track record in winning claims, our lawyers have years of experience.

To meet more of the Quittance team, click here.

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

What experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Sawbridgeworth?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of award winning personal injury solicitors that assists people injured in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of claimants in Hertfordshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and industrial disease.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and an expert team, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

Choosing the most suitable solicitor for your legal case is a critical step towards getting the highest compensation settlement for your illness or injuries.

What is the best way to make certain you choose the most appropriate legal practice for your needs?

Reviews for injury lawyers in Sawbridgeworth

Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

Will you need to go with a local Sawbridgeworth injury lawyer ?

The location of the lawyers office is not especially relevant as cases are normally handled remotely.

You will need to select a law firm with national medical centres as you will need to go to a medical examination.

More : Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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