Updated: Sunday, 14th August 2016

Whether you are based in Dereham or anywhere else in the UK, our solicitors can assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Making a personal injury claim

Claims for personal injury compensation must, in the majority of cases, be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.

Considerable legislation is in place to support people seeking compensation, and our network of injury solicitors have years of experience advising their clients on the strength of their claims.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your solicitor must demonstrate that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

Your lawyer can take you through each of these issues and will look at how they apply in your case.

What to consider when selecting the best injury lawyer

Usually a compensation claim can take months to agree a settlement. In cases of serious injury, some claims can take over a year. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), but the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your life and your recovery, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is a crucial first step.

Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?

As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a personal injury solicitor near you.

Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

The disparity in the level of success fees between different solicitors working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is significant.

For example the amount of financial compensation retained by a Claimant agreeing on a settlement of £67,656 for lung cancer could conceivably vary from £40,594 to £57,508.

Further reading Compare solicitors quotes

Dereham solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, vary considerably.

Reviews can be enlightening when weighing up which lawyer to instruct.

Read Solicitor reviews

Which types of claims does Quittance conduct in Dereham?

Quittance's panel of lawyers assist Claimants in Dereham whose accidents resulted in serious injury including:

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can assist with claiming compensation for industrial illness that include anything from NIHL to latex allergy.

Medical and clinical negligence in Dereham

Clinical negligence, once called medical negligence, is where an illness or injury is suffered by a person a breach in the duty of care by a medical provider. Quittance's panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Dereham have helped Claimants with legal cases brought against health services that include Dereham Hospital, Northgate, Dereham, NR19 2EX.

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Recorded statistics highlight the fact that slips and trips continue to be the most prevalent accident in the Norfolk workplace. Slips and trips are quite often the forerunner to accidents categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by an object falling from a ladder or a lake drowning accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like broken toes sustained on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with pothole trips having happened on Shipdham Rd and on Quebec Street.

Dereham serious injury claims

Quittance recognise the difference a successful claim will make to the lives of severely injured Claimants.

Quittance's team work to achieve the maximum compensation for major injuries. This includes compensation for long-term medical treatment and care costs. Quittance's network of expert lawyers for many years have aided Claimants impacted by serious accidents and injuries.

Road traffic accidents in Dereham

Our network of accredited no win no fee solicitors are experienced in in negotiating optimum compensation for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Dereham.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Dereham are not uncommon. Government statistics reveal a total of 2391 accidents (1999 slight accidents, 352 serious accidents and 40 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Norfolk local authority area. By 2014 accidents increased to 2,578.

Workplace accidents

We have handled claims for people, from bricklayers to corporate bankers, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Accident at work statistics in the Dereham local authority made available under RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Breckland Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported423728
Electricity related110
Machinery related29912
Fire related (e.g. burns)002
Exposure to harmful substance403
Fall from height (ladder)211517
Injured by an animal649
Lifting763134
Physical assault14129
Slip, trip, fall same level593933
Struck against1077
Struck by moving vehicle632
Struck by object242915
Trapped by something collapsing011

Dereham No Win, No Fee Personal Injury Solicitors

Solicitors handling claims in Dereham and Norfolk in most cases work on the basis of a CFA (Conditional Fee Agreement). This is also called a No Win, No Fee agreement. This No Win, No Fee agreement prevents the lawyer from being able to charge you any legal costs if they are not successful.

Do you need to pay any fees?

Some firms could charge additional fees should the claim fail. With Quittance's specialist lawyers, No Win, No Fee is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print. Read more about our No Win, No Fee here

Next steps

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Find out more

Quittance give clear answers to help people affected by injury decide whether to proceed.

Find more answers before picking up the phone. Read more frequently asked questions here.

Ready to make your compensation claim?

If you are ready to get underway, you can start your claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or using Quittance's online contact form here.

If you need to ask something else or would like additional information about how a claim works, phone on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.