Updated: Friday, 5th August 2016
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.
Making a 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.
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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What compensation claims do you handle in Diss?
Quittance's panel of solicitors help people get compensation for a wide range of injuries.
Accidents at work
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 Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Contact with machinery||7||2||6|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||0||0||1|
|Exposed to fire||1||1||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)||1||2||1|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||13||13||11|
|Slip, trip or fall||31||51||36|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2||2||4|
|Hit by object||18||10||13|
|Trapped underneath something||2||0||0|
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.
Medical and clinical negligence in Diss
Clinical negligence, until recently called medical negligence, is when an injury or illness is suffered by a person a breach in the duty of care by a medical professional. Quittance's specialist panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Norfolk and Diss have helped Claimants with cases filed against private and NHS hospitals including All Hallows Hospital, Station Road, Ditchingham, Bungay, NR35 2QL.
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.
Injury lawyers can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness ranging from radiation exposure to asthma caused by enzymes.
Road accidents in Diss
Our network of expert road traffic accident injury solicitors are experienced in 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, mororbikes 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.
How No Win, No Fee lawyers take care of claims for compensation in Diss
Conditional Fee Agreements, also known as No Win, No Fee agreements guard Claimants from an obligation to settle their solicitor's fees if they do not win their case.
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What should happen next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Before you instruct a lawyer arm yourself with as much information as you think is necessary. This can help you to make the right choice for your future.
Get answers to popular questions on our frequently asked questions page.
If you are ready to proceed, you can start the compensation claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or through the online contact form.
If you would like to discuss your options with a solicitor before making a decision, phone us on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a time that suits you.