A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Diss or anywhere else in the UK, our solicitors are able to help with your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Do I have a claim for compensation?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and a third party owed you a duty of care, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims must be made within three years of the date of the injury in most cases.

In the majority of cases, proving a claim involves three components. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities 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.

Beginning your claim as soon as possible will enable supporting evidence and witness statements to be collected by your solicitor.

How much compensation could I get?

The total compensation you are likely to get is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our injury calculator provides you with a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Diss

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of expert road traffic accident injury solicitors are experienced in fighting for the highest general and special damages for people who have been hurt in a road accident in Diss.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Diss are not uncommon. Gov.uk statistics show 40 fatal accidents, 352 serious accidents and 1999 slight accidents in 2013 in Norfolk (Total events were 2391 local authority. In 2014 the total had increased to 2,578.

Find out more: Road accident compensation claims

Work accident claims in Diss

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for self employed or employed injured claimants, from dental nurses to customs officers, to get the compensation they deserve. Work injury statistics in the South Norfolk local authority are published in accordance with regulations by the HSE in the following table:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in South Norfolk Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock003
Contact with machinery726
Explosion related (e.g. gas)001
Exposed to fire111
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)121
Fall from height (scaffolding)131311
Animal related1077
Manual handling664241
Slip, trip or fall315136
Struck against337
Struck by moving vehicle224
Hit by object181013
Trapped underneath something200

Find out more: Work accident compensation claims

Other claims handled by Quittance

Medical and clinical negligence in Diss

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when a person is injured or becomes ill due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you just want closure as opposed to starting an injury claim, you could use the NHS Resolution process. You can contact Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, for example, to raise a complaint against James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Find out more: Medical negligence compensation claims

Diss serious injury claims

Quittance's team understand the critical difference compensation can make to the lives of people whose lives have been affected by catastrophic and serious injury. By relieving the financial pressure severe injury imposes on an injured person and their family, a claim enables them to prioritise their recovery and rehabilitation.

Quittance's panel of specialist solicitors have aided claimants collect damages for many major injuries and conditions. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as serious include lead poisoning and serious psychiatric harm.

Find out more: Serious injury compensation claims

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness ranging from radiation exposure to asthma caused by enzymes.

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation claims

Slips and trips

Health and Safety figures show that slips, trips and falls are the single most common accident at work in Norfolk in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the initiators of injuries recorded in another category for instance being hit by an object falling from a machine or an exposure to fire accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like broken shoulders suffered on raised flagstones are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having happened on Market Place.

Diss 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 Diss and the whole of the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet our team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Diss, from whiplash cases to long term industrial disease. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their specialist knowledge and their track record in winning cases.

To meet more of the Quittance team, click here.

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

What is your track record of winning claims in Diss?

We are a nationwide network of SRA regulated solicitors that assists people in Diss, Norfolk and across the UK, obtain compensation.

In 2017, we assisted 100's of claimants in Norfolk get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents due to poor road conditions to slips and trips at work.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, enables you to focus on your recovery.


Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

What to check when picking the right lawyer

Finding the most appropriate legal team for your legal case is a key step towards negotiating the best compensation award for your accident.

With some over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Diss (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority database) - what is the best way to ensure you choose the ideal company to take on your case?

Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Diss?

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

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

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

Personal injury solicitor reviews in Diss - What to consider

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from strictly professional to more casual and friendly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

The variation in the level of success fees and ATE premiums between different law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is enormous.

For instance the amount of compensation retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of ?40,025 for serious arm injuries might vary from ?24,015 to ?34,021.

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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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