A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

If you are based in Ware or anywhere in the UK, Quittance can handle your claim and we will set up a medical at a centre near you .

Have I got a personal injury claim?

Updated: September 16, 2016

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and another person owed you a duty of care, our expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

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Qualifying for personal injury compensation

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

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like noise-induced deafness are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what is important in such circumstances.

In most cases, proving an injury claim has three key components. It must be demonstrated that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

In all cases, a free phone consultation with an Ware injury lawyer will give answers and advice.

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How much can I claim?

The total compensation you are likely to get is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our online claim calculator gives you an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Ware

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people, from scaffolding erectors to toxicologists, to claim for their work related injuries. Work accident statistics for the East Hertfordshire local authority are listed in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the HSE:

Workplace accidents in East Hertfordshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
General141710
Electrocution101
Machinery related332
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)313
Fall from height11718
Animal related120
Lifting572827
Physical assault2176
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)524737
Struck against1031
Struck by moving vehicle210
Struck by object998
Trapped by something collapsing111

For more information: Work injury claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Ware

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Ware are quite common. Official statistics reveal a total of 3139 accidents (2754 slight accidents, 358 serious accidents and 27 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Hertfordshire local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 3,690.

Quittance's panel of qualified road traffic accident (RTA) injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in negotiating optimum awards for anyone who has sustained an injury in a road accident in Ware.

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

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Other claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Ware

Medical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you just want closure or answers instead of financial damages. For example, you can write to Lister Hospital, Coreys Mill Lane, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.

For more information: Clinical negligence compensation

Slip and trip injuries

Health and Safety figures reveal that employee slips and trips are by some margin the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Hertfordshire in 2014/15. Slips and trips are frequently connected to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes like being hit by another person or an asphyxiation accident. Public liability claims for injuries such as broken shoulders experienced on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with kerb stone trips having occurred recently.

Serious injury lawyers serving Ware

The effect of a serious or catastrophic injury will be understood by solicitors and insurers when determining injury compensation. We fight for the maximum compensation for severe injury and illness, including claiming for long-term medical treatment and care costs. Our network of lawyers work with Courts, medical experts and insurance companies ensuring Claimants affected by severe accidents receive the legal and medical support they need.

For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can assist with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from asbestos related illness to siderosis.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation

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Ware No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Ware and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet our team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Ware, from short-term injury cases to catastrophic injury. Our lawyers are chosen for their professionalism and their track record in winning claims.

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
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What experience do you have of injury claims in Ware?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of expert personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Ware, Hertfordshire and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

Last year, we assisted hundreds of people throughout Hertfordshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including building site accidents and car accidents.

With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, enables you to focus on your recovery.

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FAQs

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 means you will never be out of pocket.

How to pick the best solicitor for your claim

You will be in contact with your legal representative for a long period of time, from many months for less serious injuries to over a year for matters involving serious injury. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, but the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Your legal representative should be someone you are able to rely on at every step of the process to give compassionate practical guidance and specialist legal advice.

Personal injury solicitor reviews in Ware - What to consider

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.

Does the location of the law firm matter?

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

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

The diversity in the amount of personal injury insurance premiums and success fees between firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is an important consideration for Claimants.

As an example the amount of compensation retained by a successful Claimant agreeing on a settlement of ?7,934 for serious hand injuries with full or close to full recovery could vary from ?4,760 to ?6,743.

Additional reading : How much compensation can you 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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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