Updated: Sunday, 31st July 2016
Whether you live in Welwyn Garden City or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert solicitors can take on your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.
Making a personal injury claim
Claims must usually be made within a three-year window.
To win a Welwyn Garden City personal injury case, your lawyer must prove that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.
In all cases, answers and invaluable guidance will be offered through a no-obligation phone consultation with an expert lawyer.
Picking the best injury lawyer for your compensation claim
In most cases a injury claim can take several months to complete and for severe injuries, some claims can take over a year. The SRA regulates all solicitors, however service levels can vary.
Given the impact your legal representative can have on your recovery, choosing a lawyer to fit your requirements is a crucial first step.
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for lung cancer, for example, ranges from £56,650 to £78,650 (based on 2015 market data).
Do you need to choose a local legal firm ?
The whereabouts of the lawyers office is not very important as injury cases can be handled without the need to meet the solicitor.
You will need to choose a solicitors' firm that offers a national network as Claimants will be expected to go to a medical examination.
Read more - Will I have to attend a medical?
Reviews for injury lawyers in Welwyn Garden City
Discussing you claim with a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.
What types of compensation claims does Quittance conduct in Welwyn Garden City?
Compensation could be claimed for a range of injury and illness in Welwyn Garden City and throughout Hertfordshire. Quittance can assist with injuries and illness including:
Medical and clinical negligence in Welwyn Garden City
Medical negligence, which is more accurately referred to as 'clinical negligence', is where an injury is suffered by a person a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a doctor, GP, surgeon or other medical provider, either private or NHS. An illustration of this might be an unconsented operation claim. Quittance's select panel of injury solicitors covering Welwyn Garden City have handled claims brought against local hospitals that include Queen Elizabeth I I Hospital, Howlands, Howlands, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4HQ.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has handled claims for self employed and employed people hurt in an accident, from members of the air force to tourism officers, to claim compensation from their employer. Work accident data for the Welwyn Hatfield local authority are compiled under reporting legislation by the Government in the following table:
|Workplace accidents in Welwyn Hatfield Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)||3||2||3|
|Fall from height (ladder)||11||10||13|
|Lifting and handling injuries||79||57||55|
|Slip, trip or fall||53||58||50|
|Hit by vehicle||4||6||2|
|Hit by falling object||18||25||33|
Litigators can help with securing compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from asbestosis to rubber industry health and safety lapses.
Serious injury specialists in Welwyn Garden City
We recognise the critical change a successful claim will make to people whose lives have been affected by serious injury. By limiting the stress a serious or catastrophic injury puts on an injured person, injury compensation helps Claimants to focus on rehabilitation. Quittance's network of specialist lawyers correspond with insurance companies, the Defendant's representatives and medical providers, helping to ensure Claimants impacted by serious accidents get medical and financial support.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Reported statistics underscore the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Hertfordshire in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are frequently the precursor to injuries attributed to other reasons like being hit by a falling object, a crush injury from something overturning or an electrocution accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as broken collarbones happening on obstructed walkways are also quite prevalent with recent street falls having happened in the area.
Road traffic compensation claims
Road accidents involving all vehicles in Welwyn Garden City are not uncommon. Gov. uk statistics show 27 fatal accidents, 358 serious accidents and 2754 slight accidents in 2013 in Hertfordshire (Total events were 3139 council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 3,690. Incidents in the Welwyn Garden City region in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the B653 and A6129 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the B197 and B195 roundabout.
Our panel of certified litigators have years of experience in securing optimum general and special damages for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Welwyn Garden City.
No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers in Welwyn Garden City
When you are successful, your legal costs are settled by the losing party. When your injury claim is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your lawyer states that you will not have to pay their fees.
A 'success fee' is charged by personal injury solicitors that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. This fee is paid out of the injured Claimant's compensation and will be usually 25 percent.
Will the Claimant need to pay extra fees?
Some solicitors may charge additional fees should the claim fail. With a Quittance injury lawyer, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with no catches in the small print.
Read more about our 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 your questions answered
Quittance give jargon-free answers to help Claimants decide whether to make a claim.
Find answers to popular questions asked by potential Claimants on our frequently asked questions page.
Ready to make your claim for compensation?
Call the Quittance team on 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) to make a claim for compensation, or start the personal injury claim online here.
Talk to Quittance's network of specialists to discuss your claim. Phone us on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.