A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Aylsham or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert personal injury solicitors are able to handle your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a injury claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and a third party was to blame, Quittance can assist you with a claim.

Calculate my compensation

The personal injury compensation you will receive will depend on a number of points. Our injury calculator gives a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

Making an injury claim

Claims must, in most cases, be made within 3 years of the injury.

Powerful legislation exists to support injured people who seek compensation, and Quittance's panel of injury lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to clients regarding the likelihood of success.

For most claims, there are three key components to making a successful claim. It needs to be proven that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor to handle your claim?

Instructing the most appropriate PI lawyer for your legal matter is a crucial step towards getting the highest compensation award for your injuries.

With over 100 solicitors offices within 25 miles of Aylsham (according to the 2015 SRA database) - what is the best way to make certain you choose the ideal solicitors' practice for your specific circumstances?

Comparing injury solicitors in Aylsham - online reviews

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 clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.

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 a serious wrist injury, for example, ranges from £19,800 to £31,625 (based on 2015 market data).

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Does the location of the solicitor 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.

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

Which claims does Quittance handle in Aylsham?

Quittance's panel of expert lawyers assist Claimants in Aylsham whose accidents resulted in serious injury including:

Medical and clinical negligence in Aylsham

Clinical negligence, until recently known as medical negligence, is where there has been a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a General Practitioner or any other healthcare provider. An example case might be a negligent nursing claim. Quittance's panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Aylsham have helped with claims brought against private and NHS hospitals that include The Huntercombe Hospital - Norwich, Buxton, Norwich, NR10 5RH.

Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Aylsham

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Aylsham are quite common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 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.

Our network of specialist personal injury lawyers have years of experience in getting maximum compensation for Claimants who have been injured in a road accident in Aylsham.

Aylsham serious injury claims

The impact a serious injury has will be recognised by solicitors and insurers when they are calculating a claim.

A successful claim should ease the financial load on an injured Claimant and their dependants so they can focus on rehabilitation.

Slip and trip injuries

Recorded figures expose the fact that employee slips and trips continue to be the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Norfolk workplace in 2015. These types of accident are often the precursor to injuries categorised as another type of accident for instance being struck by a moving object or a quarry drowning accident. Public liability cases for injuries such as sprained ankles suffered on spillages are also quite common with incidents having happened on the Green and on Norwich Road.

Accidents in the workplace

Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants injured at work, from building site contractors to aeronautical engineers, to seek financial compensation. Work injury figures in the Aylsham local authority are published in accordance with reporting legislation by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:

Work accidents in Broadland Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related771
Explosion related (e.g. gas)101
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)022
Fall from height9109
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)434
Lifting and handling injuries392222
Physical assault433642
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)494225
Struck against342
Hit by vehicle412
Struck by object1287

No Win, No Fee Lawyers in Aylsham

Solicitors taking care of Aylsham injury claims generally work on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement, or CFA. This is also called a No Win, No Fee agreement.

This prevents your lawyer from billing you for any fees if they lose the case.

Will I have to pay any hidden costs?

Some firms could charge additional fees should the claim fail. Through Quittance, No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with no catches in the small print. Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here

What to do next

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get further information

Making the right decision depends on possessing the correct information. Get answers to your questions before you instruct.

Get answers to popular questions asked by injured people in the frequently asked questions section.

Get your personal injury claim started

If you have chosen to proceed, you can start a claim for compensation by calling 0800 612 7456 or using our online contact form here.

Talk to Quittance's team today to discuss your potential claim. Request a no-obligation callback or call us on 0800 612 7456.