A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Attleborough or anywhere in the UK, Quittance can are able to take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a injury claim?

Updated: September 14, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, Quittance can help you make a claim for compensation.

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>Making a personal injury claim

Claims should be made within a three-year window in the majority of cases.

Whether claiming for a road accident in Attleborough, a successful compensation claim has three key elements. It needs to be proven that:

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

Making your claim sooner should allow your lawyer to gather evidence and witness statements.

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Calculate your compensation

The level of compensation you will be awarded is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our easy to use calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

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Road traffic accident claims in Attleborough

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of qualified no win, no fee solicitors have years of experience in obtaining maximum settlements for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Attleborough.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Attleborough are relatively frequent with 40 fatal accidents, 352 serious accidents and 1999 slight accidents in 2013 in Norfolk (Total events were 2391 local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 2,578.

For more information: Road traffic accident claims

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Work accident claims in Attleborough

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped Claimants injured at work, from factory workers to analytical chemists, to claim injury compensation. Accident statistics in the Attleborough local authority reported in accordance with reporting legislation by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:

Workplace accidents in Breckland Local Authority (HSE) 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14
Not Reported 42 37 28
Electricity related 1 1 0
Machinery related 29 9 12
Fire related (e.g. burns) 0 0 2
Exposure to harmful substance 4 0 3
Fall from height (ladder) 21 15 17
Injured by an animal 6 4 9
Lifting 76 31 34
Physical assault 14 12 9
Slip, trip, fall same level 59 39 33
Struck against 10 7 7
Struck by moving vehicle 6 3 2
Struck by object 24 29 15
Trapped by something collapsing 0 1 1

For more information: Accident at work claims

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Other injury claims

Serious injury

Quittance understand the vital change a successful claim will make to people who have been affected by severe injury. By reducing the stress a serious or catastrophic injury puts on a Claimant and their dependants, a successful claim helps individuals to focus on their recovery and rehabilitation. Our panel of expert solicitors for many years have aided families affected by severe accidents.

For more information: Catastrophic injury claims

Slip and trip accidents

Health and Safety data underscore the fact that slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most frequent cause of injury at work in Norfolk. These types of accident are sometimes connected to injuries classified under another heading like being hit by hand tools in use or a fire related (burn) accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries such as broken wrists happening on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with recent dislodged paving slab trips having happened on High St and on Dodds Rd.

Medical negligence in Attleborough

When a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you just want closure instead of starting an injury claim, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.

For more information: Clinical negligence claim

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Attleborough 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 Attleborough and throughout the UK.

See: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

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Meet the QLS team

The national network of QLS solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Attleborough, from relatively minor claims to life-changing clinical negligence. Selected for their winning track record, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience recovering compensation for their clients.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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How much experience do you have of injury claims in Attleborough?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of specialist solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Attleborough, Norfolk and throughout the UK, get compensation.

Last year, we helped 100's of claimants throughout Norfolk seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including factory accidents and bike accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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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 gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Will you need to choose a local legal firm ?

The whereabouts of the solicitors office is less relevant as cases are typically conducted remotely.

However, you should go with a law firm that offers a national network as you will be expected to attend a medical assessment.

See : Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

The contrast in the amount of fees charged by law firms is surprising.

For instance the amount of compensation retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of £11,854 for serious thumb injuries could conceivably vary from £7,112 to £10,075.

More information Compare solicitors quotes

Read Attleborough solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by solicitors vary considerably.

Online reviews can be enlightening when attempting to decide which solicitor to instruct and which considerations are most important to you.

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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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Gaynor Haliday, Legal researcher

About the author

Gaynor Haliday is an experienced legal researcher and published author. She has had numerous articles published in the press and is a legal industry commentator.

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