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.
Have I got a claim for injury compensation?
If you were injured in the last 3 years and a third party was to blame, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a claim.
The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:
- the extent of your injury, and
- any financial losses or costs you have incurred.
At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.
This calculation will factor in general damages and special damages.
General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).
Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.
Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.
See a list of what you can claim for:
Examples of special damages include:
- Lost earnings (including future earnings)
- Medical treatment costs
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Find out what your claim could be worth now
Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated.
If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.
Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.
Elligibility to make a personal injury 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.
The personal injury compensation you will receive is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our online injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of your potential damages award.
Work accident claims in Fakenham
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|
Road traffic accident claims 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.
Other types of claim
Clinical negligence in Fakenham
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when a person is injured as the result of a doctor or other health worker's carelessness. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.
If you just want a better understanding of events instead of injury compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. To make a complaint against James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.
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.
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.
Personal injury lawyers can help claimants with getting compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from dermatitis claims to chromium related illnesses.
Fakenham 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 Fakenham and the whole of the UK.
Meet our team
Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Fakenham and including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their years of specialist experience and their success rate in winning claims.
Have you handled many Fakenham claims?
Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of award winning personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in Fakenham, Norfolk and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
In 2017, we assisted 100's of injured claimants throughout Norfolk get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from whiplash to industrial disease.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward 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.
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?
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.
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.