Updated: Tuesday, 2nd August 2016
Whether you live in St Albans or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert personal injury lawyers are able to help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.
Making a personal injury claim
Personal injury claims must, in most cases, be made within three years of an injury.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like RSI may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In such cases, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that matters.
For the majority of injury claims, there are three key components to making a successful claim. It must be proven that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.
Information and legal advice will be provided by a short, free consultation with an expert St Albans lawyer.
How to select the best personal injury lawyer for your compensation claim
Finding a suitable legal representation for your case is a critical step towards getting the highest compensation settlement for your accident.
With approximately 100 offices within a 25 radius of St Albans (according to the SRA database) - how can you make certain you choose the most appropriate solicitors' practice to pursue compensation for you?
Do you need to instruct a local lawyer ?
Going for a local solicitor is not relevant as cases are usually managed by phone and email.
It is however necessary to choose a law firm with national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will be expected to attend a medical exam.
Injury lawyer reviews in St Albans - What to look for
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For work-related upper limb disorders, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £17,710 to £18,700 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Personal injury compensation cases Quittance conducts
Our panel of lawyers have helped Claimants get compensation for a wide range of injury and illness.
Medical and clinical negligence in St Albans
Medical negligence - which is correctly referred to as 'Clinical Negligence' - is when there has been a breach in the duty of care by a General Practitioner or any other healthcare professional, either NHS or private. Our panel of solicitors covering St Albans have helped people with cases filed against NHS and private hospitals including St Albans City Hospital, Waverley Road, St. Albans, AL3 5PN.
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Health and Saftey Executive figures stress the fact that employee slips and trips are still the most frequent accident in the Hertfordshire workplace in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the initiators of injuries recorded in a different category e.g. being hit by another person or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place (St Albans local authority) accident claims injuries like bruised legs experienced on pavement cracks are also common with pothole trips having occurred recently.
St Albans serious injury compensation
The long-term effect of serious injury will be acknowledged by solicitors and insurers when determining a claim.
Quittance's team fight for compensation for serious injury and illness, which includes claiming for medical and care costs.
Our network of law firms communicate with insurance companies and medical professionals ensuring Claimants affected by major accidents get legal and medical support.
Accidents in the workplace
We have assisted people, from carpenters to software engineers, to secure financial compensation settlements. Injury and illness information in the St Albans local authority reported in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Government:
|Workplace accidents in St Albans Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Explosion related (e.g. dust)||0||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)||2||4||1|
|Fall from height (ladder)||9||14||10|
|Injured by an animal||0||1||0|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||51||54||31|
|Struck by moving vehicle||5||4||0|
|Struck by object||17||12||15|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||2||0|
Road traffic compensation claims
Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in St Albans are relatively frequent. Official statistics show 27 fatal accidents, 358 serious accidents and 2754 slight accidents in 2013 in Hertfordshire (Total events were 3139 local authority area. In 2014 the total had increased to 3,690. Incidents in St Albans in 2013 included collisions on the A414 and A5183 roundabout and on the A414 and A405 roundabout.
Quittances network of certified no win, no fee personal injury lawyers have vast experience in negotiating maximum damages for people injured in a car or motorbike accident in St Albans.
Personal injury solicitors can assist with claiming compensation for industrial injuries including anything from radiation exposure to PCB exposure.
How No Win, No Fee lawyers look after claims for compensation in St Albans
Should your case be won, the costs for your lawyer must be paid by the losing side. If your solicitor does not win compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the solicitor means their legal costs are not payable.
100% No Win, No Fee
Quittance's specialist personal injury solicitors ensure No Win, No Fee means an injured Claimant will not need to pay the solicitor's costs if you do not win your claim.
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Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
Before you choose to instruct your lawyer arm yourself with information about making a claim. Information will help you make the best decision for you.
If you would like to know more before you are ready to call, try our FAQs.
Ready to begin?
Phone an injury claims expert on 0800 612 7456 to get your claim underway. Alternatively, you can start your injury claim online.
Quittance's expert team look forward to helping you. Need more information? You can call us on 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback today.