A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Cromer or anywhere else in the UK, our lawyers will assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a local medical centre.

Have I got a injury claim?

Updated: September 14, 2016

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, Quittance can help you make an injury claim.

Find out if you have a claimUse our online claim checker

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims for compensation should be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred in the majority of cases.

For the majority of injury claims, proving an injury claim involves three components. It needs to be shown 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.

Getting your claim started sooner will allow your lawyer to collect useful supporting evidence.

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How much can I claim?

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded will depend on a number of factors. Our online calculator gives an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

Find out how much you can claimUse our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Cromer

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Cromer are relatively commonplace. Government statistics reveal a total of 2391 accidents (1999 slight accidents, 352 serious accidents and 40 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Norfolk local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 2,578.

Quittance's network of expert road traffic accident (RTA) legal advisors have years of experience in obtaining the highest general and special damages for people who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Cromer.

See: Road accident compensation claims

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Work accident claims in Cromer

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for Claimants, from scaffolding erectors to corporate treasurers, to claim compensation from their employer. Work injury figures for the North Norfolk local authority are listed in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Government in the table below:

Workplace accidents in North Norfolk Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Undefined171321
Electric shock injury010
Machinery related injury1169
Exposed to explosion001
Fire related (e.g. burns)110
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)110
Fall from height71310
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)101
Lifting and handling injuries391922
Physical assault413
Slip or trip563225
Struck against233
Struck by moving vehicle321
Hit by falling object161012
Trapped by something collapsing201

See: Accident at work claim

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Other injury claims

Medical negligence in Cromer

Clinical negligence is the term for when a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of a GP or other health worker's lack of care. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you only want closure or answers as opposed to starting an injury claim. You can write to Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, for example, to make a complaint against James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

See: Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from radiation exposure to asthma caused by enzymes.

See: Industrial disease claims

Cromer serious injury compensation

We recognise the vital difference an injury claim makes to people impacted by catastrophic and serious injury. A claim will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues on an injured Claimant and their dependants so they can focus on recovery.

Quittance's panel of expert lawyers engage with insurance providers and the Courts, helping to ensure people impacted by major accidents receive the support they need.

See: Serious injury claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) figures emphasise the fact that employee slips and trips continue to be the most common cause of injury in the Norfolk workplace in 2015. These types of accident are often the cause of injuries attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place (North Norfolk local authority) cases for injuries like broken wrists happening on potholes are also quite common with recent falls having happened on Mill Rd and on High Street.

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Cromer 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 Cromer and throughout the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

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Meet our team

The national network of Quittance solicitors handle every type of claim in Cromer, from more minor injury cases to long term industrial disease. Our solicitors are selected for their track record in recovering compensation and their specialist knowledge.

To meet more of our 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 Quittance solicitors have of claims in Cromer?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of SRA regulated solicitors dedicated to helping people in Cromer, Norfolk and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.

Last year, we have assisted hundreds of people across Norfolk seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to part-time worker injuries.

Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, make our claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 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 that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

Selecting the best injury lawyer for your legal case is a crucial step towards successfully claiming the best compensation settlement.

With some over 75 offices within 25 miles of Cromer (according the Solicitors Regulation Authority), how can you ensure you choose the most appropriate legal practice to act for you?

The difference in the amount of personal injury success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums charged by firms is quite significant

For instance the amount retained by an injured person awarded ?12,359 for chest injuries might vary from ?7,415 to ?10,505.

Additional reading How much can you claim?

Do you have to choose a law firm in Cromer?

You do not need to pick a solicitor near you.

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 network of medical professionals.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Personal injury solicitor reviews in Cromer - Tips for comparing firms

Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

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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