A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

If you live in Dersingham or anywhere in the UK, Quittance can will assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and a third party was at fault, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like industrial deafness are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In such cases, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that is considered.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it must be shown that:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the defendant
  • That duty was breached by the defendant
  • The defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

A no-obligation phone consultation with an Dersingham injury lawyer can give information and useful advice.

How much can I claim?

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our online injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Dersingham

Worker injured in accident

We have helped injured claimants, from electricians to credit analysts, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries.

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Road traffic accident claims in Dersingham

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of expert no win, no fee legal advisors have a wealth of experience in achieving maximum settlements for people who have been hurt in a road accident in Dersingham.

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Dersingham are relatively frequent. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 2391 accidents (1999 slight accidents, 352 serious accidents and 40 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Norfolk local authority area. In 2014 the total had increased to 2,578.

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Other claims we handle

Serious injury

We understand the change an injury claim will make to seriously injured claimants. Our panel of specialist solicitors fight to get maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions. This includes compensation for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy. Our panel of lawyers work with insurers and Courts to ensure people impacted by serious accidents get the support they need.

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Slip, trip and fall accidents

Officially recorded figures expose the fact that employee slips and trips continue to be the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Norfolk. Slips, trips and falls are frequently the precursor to accidents filed under a different category e.g. being hit by moving machinery or an animal related accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like fractured ankles experienced on potholes are also common with pavement crack trips having happened in the area.

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from asbestos related illness to benzene poisoning.

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Clinical negligence in Dersingham

When a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of a GP or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you are just looking for a better understanding of events instead of a compensation award, you could make a formal complaint. You can contact Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, for example, to make a complaint against James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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Dersingham No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Dersingham and the whole of the UK.

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

Meet our team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Dersingham, from fast track whiplash cases to long term illness. Our solicitors are chosen for their level of specialist experience and their track record in recovering compensation.

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

Have you won many injury claims in Dersingham?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of award winning personal injury lawyers that helps claimants in Dersingham, Norfolk and throughout the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people in Norfolk seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and ladder accidents.

Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that claiming compensation is as convenient and stress-free as possible.


Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

Choosing the best personal injury solicitor for your compensation claim

Usually a injury 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 SRA, however the quality of service does vary.

Your legal representative should be someone you are able to rely on throughout your claim to provide legal guidance and practical advice.

Will you need to choose a local lawyer ?

Going for a local solicitor is not especially critical as injury cases are normally run remotely.

You will need to choose a solicitors' firm that has medical facilities near Dersingham as you will almost always need to go to a medical assessment.

Read Dersingham solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice provided by lawyers can vary to a large extent.

Online reviews can be a good place to start if you are mulling over which lawyer to act for you.

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The diversity in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums between firms is important for claimants.

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant being awarded compensation of ?28,007 for chronic asthma could conceivably vary from ?16,804 to ?23,806.

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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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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