A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Beccles or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert solicitors will help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, Quittance can assist you with a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims for personal injury compensation should usually be made within three years.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a work-related illness in Beccles or road accident, there are three key components to proving a claim. It must be demonstrated that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Making your claim as soon as possible will enable supporting witness statements to be collected by the lawyer.

Calculate my compensation

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a number of factors. Our online claim calculator gives an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Beccles

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claimants, from building site contractors to adult nurses, to claim for their work related injuries. Work injury figures in the South Norfolk local authority made available in accordance with reporting legislation by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:

Workplace accidents in South Norfolk Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock003
Contact with machinery726
Explosion related (e.g. gas)001
Exposed to fire111
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)121
Fall from height (scaffolding)131311
Animal related1077
Manual handling664241
Slip, trip or fall315136
Struck against337
Struck by moving vehicle224
Hit by object181013
Trapped underneath something200

For more information: Injured at work claims

Road traffic accident claims in Beccles

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of professional injury solicitors have years of experience in achieving the best compensation for anyone hurt in a road accident in Beccles.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Beccles are reasonably common with a total of 2214 accidents (1923 slight accidents, 266 serious accidents and 25 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Suffolk council area. In 2014 the total had increased to 2,349.

For more information: Road accident compensation claim

Other injury claims

Serious injury

We recognise the critical change an injury claim makes to people whose lives have been affected by major injury. By limiting the pressure serious injury puts on an injured person, injury compensation enables them to prioritise their rehabilitation.

Quittance's network of expert lawyers work with insurance companies and the other side's legal representatives to ensure claimants affected by severe accidents receive the legal and medical support they need.

For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation

Medical and clinical negligence in Beccles

Medical negligence describes when someone is injured due to the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you are just looking for closure or answers as opposed to starting an injury claim, you could use the NHS Resolution process. To make a complaint against Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, for example, you can contact Heath Road, Ipswich, Suffolk.

For more information: Clinical negligence compensation

Slip and trip injuries

Official statistics reveal that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent accident at work in Suffolk and the UK as a whole. Slips, trips and falls are quite often lead to accidents filed under a different category like being hit by an object falling from a building or a toxic substance accident. Public place (South Norfolk local authority) cases for injuries such as bruised legs happening on potholes are also quite common with recent incidents having happened on Newmarket Place and on Hillside Avenue.

Beccles 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 Beccles and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

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

Meet our team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle every type of claim in Beccles, from fast track cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their years of specialist experience and their track record in winning cases.

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

What is your track record of winning claims in Beccles?

Quittance is a national network of SRA regulated solicitors that helps claimants in Beccles, Suffolk and across the country, obtain compensation.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants in Suffolk get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from part-time worker injuries to car accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean making a claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.


Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Choosing the best injury lawyer for your claim

Finding the most appropriate lawyer to help you is a key step towards obtaining the best settlement or award.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Beccles - how do you make sure you instruct the ideal legal practice to instruct?

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For loss of taste, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?15,510 to ?20,185 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

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

Do you need to go with a local Beccles solicitor ?

Choosing a nearby firm is not very critical as injury cases are managed by phone and email.

It is however necessary to select a solicitors practice with national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will need to attend a medical assessment.

Look into Beccles solicitor reviews

The quality of advice offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, vary considerably.

Researching online reviews can certainly be a good place to start when thinking about which lawyer to work with.

Find out more Solicitor reviews

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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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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