Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
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.
Making a personal injury claim
Claims for personal injury compensation should usually be made within three years.
Considerable legislation exists to support people seeking compensation, and Quittance's panel of personal injury lawyers have many years of experience advising clients on the strength of their claims.
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.
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.
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Cases our network of solicitors conducts in Beccles and Suffolk
Compensation can be arranged for a broad range of injuries in Beccles. We have assisted with injuries and medical conditions including:
Medical and clinical negligence in Beccles
Clinical negligence, once referred to as medical negligence, is the term for when an injury or illness is associated with a breach of the duty of care on the part of a healthcare professional, National Health Service or private. An example might be a pressure sore claim. Quittance's panel of solicitors acting for Suffolk and Beccles have assisted with compensation claims made against the health service including Ecch Beccles Hospital, St. Marys Road, Beccles, NR34 9NQ.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Beccles
Quittances 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.
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.
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Contact with machinery||7||2||6|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||0||0||1|
|Exposed to fire||1||1||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)||1||2||1|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||13||13||11|
|Slip, trip or fall||31||51||36|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2||2||4|
|Hit by object||18||10||13|
|Trapped underneath something||2||0||0|
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 Personal Injury Solicitors
In the event that you win your injury claim, your legal costs are paid by the other side. If your injury claim is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your lawyer means you will not have to pay their fees.
A success fee can be charged by lawyers that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). Unlike standard fees, the success fee is generally 25% and will be paid out of the compensation settlement.
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What should you do next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get answers to your questions
Making the right decision depends on the correct information. Get answers to your questions before you choose a solicitor.
Find answers to questions asked by injured people in our FAQ section.
Start your compensation claim
You can start your compensation claim online here or phone us on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to speak to Quittance's team.
If you have something else to ask before starting, call 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.