A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

If you live in Wheathampstead or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can will take on your claim and we will set up a medical report at a centre near you .

Can I make a compensation claim?

Updated: September 10, 2016

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and another party was at fault, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Personal injury A claim must usually be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.

To win a personal injury case, it must be proven 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.

Making your claim as soon as possible should allow your solicitor to gather supporting statements from witnesses.

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Compensation calculator

The injury compensation you are likely to receive depends on a number of factors. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives a good idea of your potential compensation award.

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Road traffic accident claims in Wheathampstead

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of trained no win no fee litigators have decades of experience in negotiating the highest awards for Claimants who have been injured in a car or motorbike accident in Wheathampstead.

Accidents involving all vehicles in Wheathampstead are relatively common. Official statistics reveal 27 fatal accidents, 358 serious accidents and 2754 slight accidents in 2013 in Hertfordshire (Total events were 3139 local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 3,690.

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Work accident claims in Wheathampstead

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted self employed or employed people hurt in an accident, from dental nurses to veterinary nurses, to claim maximum compensation. Accident statistics for the St Albans local authority are compiled in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Government as follows:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in St Albans Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Other313120
Electricity related212
Machinery related427
Explosion related (e.g. dust)001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)241
Fall from height (ladder)91410
Injured by an animal010
Manual handling442835
Physical assault221814
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)515431
Struck against1657
Struck by moving vehicle540
Struck by object171215
Trapped by something collapsing020

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Other injury claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestos related illness to toluene exposure.

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Serious injury

Quittance's team recognise the critical change a successful claim makes to the lives of severely injured Claimants.

Quittance's team fight for the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries. This includes compensation for medical and care costs. Our network of solicitor firms have aided families recover compensation for a range of severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and illnesses categorised as serious include amputation, head injuries and poisoning.

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Slip and trip injuries

Officially recorded statistics expose the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent accident at work in Hertfordshire. Slips and trips are often related to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being struck by a moving object, a lifting injury or an exposure to fire accident. Public liability accident claims injuries, such as broken toes happening on raised flagstones are also quite prevalent with recent pavement trips having happened in the area.

Medical negligence in Wheathampstead

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want closure instead of claiming compensation. You can contact Lister Hospital, Coreys Mill Lane, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.

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Wheathampstead No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Wheathampstead and across the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet the QLS team

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Wheathampstead, including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their success rate in winning claims, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience recovering compensation for their clients.

Meet more of the QLS 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 is your track record of winning claims in Wheathampstead?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of expert personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people injured in Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire and across the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants across Hertfordshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and factory accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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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 means you will never be out of pocket.

The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer to handle your claim

In most cases a personal injury claim can take several months to complete. For serious injury cases, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA regulate the legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they are not required to monitor many factors that matter to people affected by injury, such as communication or speed.

Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your experience of making a claim, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is vital.

Solicitor reviews in Wheathampstead - Tips for comparing firms

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from formal and traditional to more casual and friendly. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the quality of service offered by different firms.

The diversity in personal injury success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different solicitors working on No Win No Fee agreements is surprising.

As an example the amount of compensation retained by a successful Claimant having been awarded ?11,181 for mild tinnitus with some hearing loss can vary from ?6,708 to ?9,503.

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Does the location of the solicitor matter?

As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a personal injury solicitor near you.

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

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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