Updated: Monday, 1st August 2016
Whether you are based in Bury St Edmunds or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can will help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a centre near you .
Making a claim
Claims for personal injury compensation should be made in 3 years of an injury in most cases.
In order to win a Bury St Edmunds personal injury case, your lawyer must prove that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.
Getting your claim started sooner will allow your solicitor to gather supporting statements from witnesses.
How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your accident?
You will be in contact with your lawyer for a long period of time, from months for minor injuries to potentially years for complex cases. The SRA regulate the legal advice given by all solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many factors that matter to people affected by injury, such as quality of service or speed of communication.
Given the impact your lawyer can have on your life and your recovery, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is vital.
Will I have to choose a law firm near me?
You do not need to pick a personal injury solicitor near you.
For the majority of claims, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
Personal injury solicitor reviews in Bury St Edmunds - Tips for comparing firms
Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the quality of service offered by different firms.
The disparity in personal injury success fees and insurance premiums between different lawyers is an important consideration for Claimants.
For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person being awarded compensation of £28,331 for vibration white finger affecting causing a change in job could conceivably vary from £16,999 to £24,081.
Additional reading How to compare personal injury fees
Compensation claims Quittance handles in Bury St Edmunds and Suffolk
Compensation could be claimed for a range of injury and illness across Bury St Edmunds. Quittance can help with injuries and medical conditions including:
Clinical negligence in Bury St Edmunds
Clinical negligence - until recently known as medical negligence - is when there has been a breach of duty on the part of a healthcare professional, either private or NHS. Our select panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Bury St Edmunds have assisted with claims brought against hospitals including BMI St Edmunds Hospital, St. Marys Square, Bury St. Edmunds, IP33 2AA.
Quittance recognise the vital change a compensation claim will make to the lives of people impacted by serious and catastrophic injury. By reducing the pressure serious injury puts on an injured person, a successful claim helps them to concentrate on recovery.
Slip and trip injuries
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Suffolk and the UK as a whole. Slips, trips and falls are quite often lead to injuries classified under another heading such as being hit by a falling object or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place (St Edmundsbury local authority) claims for injuries such as sprained arms sustained on potholes are also common with street falls having occurred on St. Olaves Precinct and on Lake Avenue.
Accidents at work
Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants injured at work, from hotel workers to automotive engineers, to claim compensation. Work injury statistics for the Bury St Edmunds local authority reported under regulations by the Government and set out below:
|Work accidents in St Edmundsbury Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||7||8||10|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. exposure to Teflon fumes)||5||2||1|
|Fall from height (ladder)||16||12||9|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||2||4||2|
|Lifting and handling injuries||78||57||66|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||71||63||53|
|Struck by moving vehicle||4||3||5|
|Struck by object||29||15||15|
Road accidents in Bury St Edmunds
Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Bury St Edmunds are quite common. Official statistics reveal 25 fatal accidents, 266 serious accidents and 1923 slight accidents in 2013 in Suffolk (Total events were 2214 council area. By 2014 the total had increased to 2,349. Accidents in Bury St Edmunds in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the roundabout of the A143 and A1302 mini-roundabout and on the slip road of the A14 and A1302 other junction.
Quittances network of proficient personal injury lawyers are experienced in in getting maximum general and special damages for people who have been hurt in a car accident in Bury St Edmunds.
Bury St Edmunds No Win, No Fee Specialist Lawyers
In the event that your injury claim is lost, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the solicitor states that their legal costs are not payable. In the event that you win the claim, the fees for your lawyer will be paid by the other party.
A 'success fee' is charged by solicitors serving Bury St Edmunds who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). The fee is in most cases 25 percent and is taken from the Claimant's award.
Will the Claimant have to pay any extra costs?
Some firms may levy extra fees should the claim fail. Using Quittance, your No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with no catches in the small print.
Click here to read more about about our No Win, No Fee.
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Making the right decision for you depends on the right information. Get any questions answered before you instruct a solicitor.
Find answers to popular questions asked by people seeking claims advice on our FAQ page.
Ready to begin a claim for compensation?
When you are ready to proceed, you can begin the claim for compensation by calling 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) or using the online contact form here.
If you have something else to ask, request a callback at a time that suits you or call on 0800 612 7456.