A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Brundall or anywhere in the UK, our personal injury solicitors can take on your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a claim for injury compensation?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and someone else was at fault, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims should be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury in the majority of cases.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as asbestosis may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date of diagnosis is what is important in these situations.

For most claims, proving an injury claim has three key elements. It must be proven that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

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

Calculate my compensation

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is based on a number of factors. Our calculator gives you an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Brundall

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people, from carpenters to arts administrators, to claim for their work related injuries. Work injury figures in the Broadland local authority reported in accordance with regulations by the Government excerpted below:

Workplace 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

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Road traffic accident claims in Brundall

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of trained road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors have vast experience in obtaining the highest compensation for anyone who has been injured in a car accident in Brundall.

Accidents involving all vehicles in Brundall are not uncommon. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 2391 accidents (1999 slight accidents, 352 serious accidents and 40 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Norfolk local authority district. By 2014 the total had increased to 2,578.

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Other claims

Medical negligence in Brundall

When a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you only want a better understanding of events instead of financial damages, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can contact Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, to make a formal complaint against James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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Slips, trips and falls

Health and Safety statistics expose the fact that employee slips and trips are the single most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Norfolk workplace. They are frequently connected to injuries classified under another heading for instance being hit by an object falling from a vehicle, when helping another person or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like broken arms happening on potholes are also common with slips having occurred on Yarmouth Rd and on Thunder Lane.

Serious injury

The long-term impact of serious and catastrophic injury is recognised by Courts when determining injury compensation. By limiting the pressure severe injury places on an injured person and their family, an injury claim helps people to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation.

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Brundall 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 Brundall and throughout the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Brundall, from fast track cases to catastrophic injury. Selected because of their winning track record, our solicitors have years of experience.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

How much experience do you have of claims in Brundall?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of award winning personal injury lawyers that helps people in Brundall, Norfolk and across the country, recover injury compensation.

Last year, we have helped hundreds of people across Norfolk get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from motorbike accidents to accidents in the workplace.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make the claims process as stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

Guidance for potential claimants looking for a lawyer

It can take many months for most minor injury claims to conclude. Injury claims involving disputed liability or severe injury can take longer. The SRA are tasked with regulating strictly legal advice given by solicitors, but they do not regulate many issues that matter to people affected by injury, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Your lawyer should be someone you can trust throughout the claims process to provide practical advice and legal guidance.

Will I need to select a local lawyer ?

The location of the firm is not so relevant as injury cases are typically run by phone and email.

It is however necessary to select a company that provides medical facilities near you as you will almost always be expected to go to an independent medical examination.

Comparing injury solicitors in Brundall - online reviews

Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. 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 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.

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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