A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Tring or anywhere else in England or Wales, our personal injury lawyers can handle your claim and we will arrange a medical at a centre near you .

Can I make a injury claim?

Updated: September 16, 2016

If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, Quittance can help you make a claim.

Key criteria

Compensation claims must be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury in the majority of cases.

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as noise-induced deafness may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what is important in such circumstances.

For the majority of injury claims, there are three elements to a successful personal injury claim. It must be proven that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Starting your claim as soon as possible should allow the solicitor to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.

Injury claims calculator

The amount of compensation you will receive depends on a number of factors. Our easy to use calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

Work accident claims in Tring

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for injured Claimants, from members of the Royal Navy to toxicologists, to claim compensation from their employer. Work injury statistics for the Tring local authority collated in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the HSE in the following table:

Workplace accidents in Dacorum Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Other201819
Electric shock injury200
Machinery related injury445
Fire related010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)641
Fall from height6917
Animal related (e.g. livestock)302
Lifting and handling injuries513553
Assault101013
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)503847
Struck against1163
Hit by vehicle645
Struck by object222321
Trapped by something collapsing100

For more information: Injured at work claims

Road traffic accident claims in Tring

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving vehicles in Tring are reasonably common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 3139 accidents (2754 slight accidents, 358 serious accidents and 27 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Hertfordshire local authority district. In 2014 the total had increased to 3,690.

Quittance's group of expert personal injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in achieving the best settlements for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Tring.

For more information: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other types of claim

Tring serious injury compensation

Courts recognise that serious injuries have a major effect on a Claimant and their family.

By reducing the stress a serious or catastrophic injury imposes on a Claimant and their family, compensation allows them to concentrate on recovery. Our network of law firms have aided Claimants claim compensation for numerous major injuries and conditions. Injury and illness referred to as catastrophic or serious include deep vein thrombosis and asbestos-related disease.

For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation

Medical negligence in Tring

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of a GP or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you just want an explanation as to what went wrong instead of claiming compensation. For example, to raise a complaint against East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, you can write to Lister Hospital, Coreys Mill Lane, Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

For more information: Clinical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Litigators can help with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from noise induced hearing loss to PCB exposure.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation

Slips and trips

Health and Saftey Executive statistics show that employee slips and trips are the single most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Hertfordshire and the UK. Slips, trips and falls are quite often lead to injuries categorised as something else like being hit by an object falling from a vehicle or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place (Dacorum local authority) negligence claims injuries such as cheekbone fractures sustained on pavement ice are also common with recent incidents having occurred in the local area.

Tring 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 Tring and throughout the UK.

See: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the team

The national network of QLS solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Tring, from fast track cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Our lawyers are selected for their track record in winning claims and their level of experience.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

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 handling claims in Tring?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of expert personal injury solicitors that assists people in Tring, Hertfordshire and across the country, get compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have helped hundreds of people throughout Hertfordshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from road accidents to injuries sustained at work.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and specialist advice, make our claims process as stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Finding the best injury lawyer for your claim

Identifying a suitable solicitor to represent you is a critical step towards receiving the best compensation award for your illness or injuries.

How do you make sure you select the ideal legal practice to take on your case?

Do you have to choose a solicitor in Tring?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

The diversity in insurance premiums and success fees between different solicitors can have a significant impact on your compensation.

E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant agreeing on a settlement of ?91,835 for severe arm injuries can range from ?55,101 to ?78,060.

See Compare solicitors

Look into Tring solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by lawyers, as with any service, can differ considerably.

Online reviews can certainly be enlightening when considering which lawyer best serves your needs.

See Personal injury solicitors reviews

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.

Read more
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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