Updated: Saturday, 30th July 2016
Whether you are based in Fakenham or anywhere in the country, Quittance can will assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.
Making a claim
Claims for compensation should, in most cases, be made within 3 years of the injury.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like mesothelioma are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In such cases, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is important.
In most cases, proving an injury claim will involve three issues. It must be demonstrated 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.
Finding the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor to handle your claim
You will be in contact with your solicitor for a long period of time, from many months for less serious injuries to potentially years for complex cases. The SRA are tasked with regulating the legal advice given by solicitors, however they are not responsible for many issues of interest to Claimants, such as communication or speed.
Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your recovery, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is a crucial first step.
Look into Fakenham solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice provided by lawyers, as with any service, can vary a great deal.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews is a great place to start if you are mulling over which solicitor to work with.
See - Quittance reviews
Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for moderate complex regional pain syndrome, for example, ranges from £22,660 to £42,460 (based on 2015 market data).
The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Will I need to choose a local lawyer ?
Going for a local solicitor is not very critical as cases now tend to be run without the need to meet the solicitor.
It is however necessary to go with a solicitors practice with national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as Claimants will almost always need to go to a medical exam.
More on - Do you have a local medical centre?
What claims do you conduct in Fakenham?
Quittance's network of experienced lawyers have guided individuals across Fakenham whose situations ranged and resulted in serious injury including:
Clinical negligence in Fakenham
Clinical negligence - at one time referred to as medical negligence - is the term for when an injury or illness is sustained from a failing by a hospital or other healthcare provider. Quittance's panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Norfolk and Fakenham have been instructed on claims brought against private and NHS hospitals including Dereham Hospital, Northgate, Dereham, NR19 2EX.
Accidents at work
Quittance has helped Claimants injured at work, from scaffolding erectors to european commission administrators, to claim compensation from their employer. Accident at work data in the North Norfolk local authority collated in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:
|HSE reported work accidents in North Norfolk Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||0||1||0|
|Machinery related injury||11||6||9|
|Exposed to explosion||0||0||1|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||1||1||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)||1||1||0|
|Fall from height||7||13||10|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||1||0||1|
|Lifting and handling injuries||39||19||22|
|Slip or trip||56||32||25|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||2||1|
|Hit by falling object||16||10||12|
|Trapped by something collapsing||2||0||1|
Personal injury lawyers can help Claimants with getting compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from dermatitis claims to chromium related illnesses.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Fakenham
Road accidents involving vehicles in Fakenham 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 council area. By 2014 the total had increased to 2,578.
Our panel of knowledgeable no win, no fee legal advisors have decades of experience in securing the highest compensation for anyone who has sustained an injury in a road accident in Fakenham.
Serious injury lawyers in Fakenham
Quittance recognise the vital difference injury compensation can make to people who have been affected by serious injury. We fight to get maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, which includes reimbursement for medical expenses and care costs. Quittance's panel of specialist solicitors have aided families collect damages for many chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries categorised as serious include eye injuries, birth negligence and lead poisoning.
Slips and trips
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data stress the fact that slips and trips are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Norfolk workplace. Slips and trips are often connected to injuries attributed to other reasons like being hit by machinery or an electrical discharge accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like broken wrists happening on potholes are also quite prevalent with incidents having happened on Guist Bottom Road and on Barney Road.
How No Win, No Fee solicitors look after Fakenham compensation claims
CFAs or Conditional Fee Agreements, also known as No Win, No Fee agreements protect Claimants from a need to pay their solicitor's fees if they do not succeed in their claim.
A 'success fee' is charged by lawyers who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. This fee is taken from the injured Claimant's compensation and will be usually 25 percent.
Do you have to pay any fees?
Quittance's network of solicitors promise that No Win, No Fee means an injured Claimant will not have to pay the law firm's fees should your claim is unsuccessful. Click here for more information about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Before you decide to instruct your solicitor arm yourself with as much information about making a claim as possible. Answers will help you make the best choice for you.
If you would like to know more before phoning, see our FAQ pages.
Start a compensation claim
Call an injury lawyer on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to make your claim for compensation, alternatively you can start a personal injury claim here.
If you have more questions, request a callback or phone Quittance on 0800 612 7456.