A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Felixstowe or anywhere in the UK, we can will manage your claim and we will set up a medical report at a local medical centre.

Can I make a injury claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, Quittance can assist you with a claim.

Calculate my compensation

The personal injury compensation you will receive will depend on a variety of factors. Our easy to use claim calculator gives an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

Making a personal injury claim

Claims must usually be made within three years of the date of the injury.

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like RSI are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what matters in such circumstances.

To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must prove that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

Instructing the most appropriate legal representation to help you is a critical step towards achieving the highest settlement or award.

What is the best way to make certain you instruct the best company to pursue compensation for you?

Will I have to choose a law firm near me?

You do not need to instruct a solicitor near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

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

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Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For emphysema, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £44,275 to £56,650 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

Which types of claims do you conduct in Felixstowe?

It is possible to claim compensation for a wide range of injuries in Felixstowe and throughout Suffolk. Quittance can assist with injuries and illness including:

Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from asbestos related disease to emphysema.

Felixstowe experts for serious injury compensation

Quittance's team understand the change a successful claim makes to the lives of severely injured Claimants. We fight to get maximum compensation for severe injuries. This includes reimbursement for the cost of ongoing treatment and care. Quittance's panel of specialist lawyers have helped people impacted by severe accidents.

Medical and clinical negligence in Felixstowe

Clinical negligence, in the past known as known as medical negligence, is the term for when an injury or illness is associated with a breach of the duty of care by a hospital or other healthcare provider, National Health Service or private. Quittance's panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Suffolk and Felixstowe have helped people with medical negligence claims brought against private and NHS hospitals including Felixstowe Community Hospital, Constable Road, Felixstowe Suffolk, IP11 7HJ.

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Officially recorded data underscore the fact that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Suffolk and the UK as a whole. Slips, trips and falls are typically the initiators of accidents recorded in another category like being hit by another person or a river drowning accident. Public place (Suffolk Coastal local authority) claims for injuries such as sprained arms happening on potholes are also quite common with slips and trips having occurred on High St and on High Rd.

Workplace accidents

We have assisted claims for people, from members of the Royal Navy to employment advice workers, to seek financial compensation. Injury and illness statistics for the Suffolk Coastal local authority are listed in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the HSE in the following table:

Work accidents in Suffolk Coastal Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related injury666
Fire related001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)520
Fall from height341020
Injured by an animal332
Lifting and handling injuries813539
Physical assault526
Slip or trip724355
Struck against261520
Hit by vehicle345
Hit by falling object212419
Trapped under falling object001

Road accidents in Felixstowe

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Felixstowe are relatively commonplace. Police repoetrs reveal that there were a total of 2214 accidents (1923 slight accidents, 266 serious accidents and 25 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Suffolk local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 2,349. Incidents in Felixstowe in 2013 included traffic collisions on the A14 and A154 roundabout and on the A154 and A1021 roundabout.

Our panel of accredited no win, no fee injury solicitors have decades of experience in achieving the highest settlements for anyone injured in a car accident in Felixstowe.

No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers in Felixstowe

Solicitors taking care of Felixstowe injury claims usually act on the basis of a CFA (Conditional Fee Agreement). This is commonly referred to as a No Win, No Fee agreement.

This No Win, No Fee agreement prevents the solicitor from charging you any legal costs if they lose the case.

The 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee

Some firms may charge additional fees should the case end prematurely. Using our solicitors, your No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with nothing extra in the small print.

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What to do next

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get answers

We give detailed information helping you choose whether to proceed.

Get answers to common questions asked by potential Claimants on our FAQ page.

Get your personal injury claim started

You can start a claim here or call us on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575.

Quittance's team of personal injury specialists look forward to helping you. Would you like to know more? You can call us on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.