A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Shenley or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced lawyers can handle your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and a third party was to blame, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Compensation claims must, in most cases, be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like asbestosis are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in these cases.

Whether claiming for a slip, trip or work accident in Shenley, there are three elements to a successful personal injury claim. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Starting your claim sooner should allow your lawyer to gather evidence and witness statements.

How much compensation could I get?

The personal injury compensation you will receive depends on a number of criteria. Our online injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Shenley

Worker injured in accident

We have helped contractors, self employed or employed people, from kitchen workers to psychotherapists, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Accident figures for the Milton Keynes local authority are listed in accordance with reporting legislation by the Government and set out below:

Work accidents in Milton Keynes Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported594842
Machinery related171513
Fire related111
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)1663
Fall from height352422
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)411
Manual handling1566882
Physical assault342324
Slip or trip14515089
Struck against171111
Hit by vehicle13119
Struck by object713843
Trapped by something collapsing100

Find out more: Work injury claim

Road traffic accident claims in Shenley

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Shenley are not uncommon. Official statistics show a total of 3139 accidents (2754 slight accidents, 358 serious accidents and 27 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Hertfordshire local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 3,690.

Our panel of qualified injury solicitors have decades of experience in negotiating the best settlements for claimants who have been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Shenley.

Find out more: Road accident claims

Other types of claim

Serious injury experts in Shenley

Quittance's team recognise the vital change an injury claim makes to the lives of people affected by major injury. By limiting the financial stress a major injury puts on an injured person and their family, a compensation claim allows individuals to concentrate on recovery. Our panel of law firms have helped people recover compensation for numerous chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries referred to as serious and catastrophic range from brain tumours to serious pharmaceutical error.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation

Clinical and medical negligence in Shenley

When a patient is injured or becomes ill due to a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you are only looking for a better understanding of events instead of injury compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, you can contact Lister Hospital, Coreys Mill Lane, Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from dermatitis claims to rubber industry health and safety lapses.

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation

Slip and trip accidents

Reported statistics show that slips, trips and falls are by far the most frequent cause of injury at work in Hertfordshire and the UK as a whole. These types of accident are frequently connected to accidents attributed to other causes for instance being struck by moving machinery or a fire related accident. Public place (Milton Keynes local authority) legal claims for injuries like sprained arms experienced on slippery pavements are also quite common with kerb stone trips having occurred on High Street and on Benbow Court.

Shenley No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Shenley and the whole of the UK.

See: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Shenley and including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation and their years of specialist 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 is Quittance's track record of injury claims in Shenley?

We are a nationwide network of results-focussed solicitors that assists people in Shenley, Hertfordshire and throughout the UK, get compensation.

Last year, we have helped hundreds of claimants across Hertfordshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from motorbike accidents to injuries sustained from a fall at work.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.


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 takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

How to pick the right injury lawyer for you

Identifying the most appropriate injury solicitor to represent you is a crucial step towards claiming the best settlement or award for your illness or injuries.

How can you make sure you select the best company to help you?

Do you have to choose a law firm in Shenley?

As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a law firm near you.

Usually, the only aspect that will need to be performed locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Injury lawyer reviews in Shenley - What to look for

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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