Updated: Sunday, 7th August 2016
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.
Making an injury claim
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 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.
Which kinds of claims does Quittance handle in Shenley?
Our network of lawyers have assisted people receive compensation for a range of injuries.
Road accidents in Shenley
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.
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.
Injury lawyers can help with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from dermatitis claims to rubber industry health and safety lapses.
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.
Clinical and medical negligence in Shenley
Medical negligence, which is now more correctly referred to as 'Clinical Negligence', is where there has been a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a medical provider. Quittance's experienced panel of personal injury solicitors covering Shenley have worked on legal action brought against private and NHS hospitals that include BMI The Saxon Clinic, Chadwick Drive, Eaglestone West, Milton Keynes, MK6 5LR.
Accidents at work
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)||16||6||3|
|Fall from height||35||24||22|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||4||1||1|
|Slip or trip||145||150||89|
|Hit by vehicle||13||11||9|
|Struck by object||71||38||43|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||0||0|
How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors handle cases in Shenley
Lawyers taking care of Shenley injury claims in most cases conduct the legal work on a Conditional Fee Agreement.
This prevents your solicitor from charging any legal costs if they are not successful.
A success fee is levied by injury lawyers working under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The success fee is taken from the compensation award and is generally 25%.
No Win, No Fee - Guaranteed
No Win, No Fee means that you have absolutely no hidden fees and there is nothing to pay if the claim is unsuccessful. With the Quittance network's 100% No Win, No Fee promise, there is absolutely no catch. Read more about No Win, No Fee here
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
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Start a personal injury claim
Phone an injury lawyer on 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) to make your compensation claim, or you can start the personal injury claim online.
Contact the Quittance network of specialists to discuss your claim. Call 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.