A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

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.

Can I make a compensation claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

A claim 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.

Calculate my compensation

The personal injury compensation you will receive will depend on a number of factors. Our easy to use claim calculator gives an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Welwyn Garden City

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Further information: Road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Welwyn Garden City

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported362824
Machinery related348
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)323
Fall from height (ladder)111013
Animal related203
Lifting and handling injuries795755
Physical assault19137
Slip, trip or fall535850
Struck against1468
Hit by vehicle462
Hit by falling object182533

Further information: Accident at work claim

Other types of claim

Medical and clinical negligence in Welwyn Garden City

Clinical negligence is the term used when a person sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a doctor or other medical professional. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

You could make a formal complaint if you only want a formal account of what went wrong as opposed to financial damages. You can write to Unit 1a, Howard Court, 14 Tewin Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, for example, to make a formal complaint against Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust.

Further information: Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can help with securing compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from asbestosis to rubber industry health and safety lapses.

Further information: Industrial disease claims

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.

Further information: Serious injury claims

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.

Welwyn Garden City 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 Welwyn Garden City and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the QLS team

The national network of QLS solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Welwyn Garden City, from less severe claims to life-changing clinical negligence. Chosen on the basis of their track record in winning claims, our lawyers have years of experience.

Click here to meet more of the team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of winning claims in Welwyn Garden City?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of award winning solicitors that assists injured people in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire and across the UK, get compensation.

Last year, we have assisted hundreds of people in Hertfordshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from bike accidents to accidents at work.

Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, mean that making an injury claim is as stress-free as possible.


Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

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.

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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