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?

Updated: September 12, 2016

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

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Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

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

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.

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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.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Aylsham

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Work accident claims in Aylsham

Worker injured in accident

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
Undefined474221
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

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Other injury claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Aylsham

Medical negligence describes when someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want answers instead of financial damages. For example, you can contact Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, to make a complaint against James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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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.

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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.

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Aylsham No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Aylsham and the whole of the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet our team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Aylsham, from fast track whiplash cases to serious motorcycle injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their track record in recovering compensation and their knowledge and expertise.

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 experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Aylsham?

Quittance is a nationwide panel of expert solicitors that helps people in Aylsham, Norfolk and across the UK, recover injury compensation.

We have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Norfolk get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and slips and trips at work.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

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FAQs

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

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

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.

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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