A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

If you live in Hadleigh or anywhere in the country, our expert solicitors are able to take on your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a claim for compensation?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and another person was liable, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Can I claim?Check claim

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims must be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury in the majority of cases.

To win a Hadleigh personal injury case, your lawyer must prove that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

Answers to your questions and practical guidance can be provided by a brief, no-obligation consultation with an Hadleigh injury lawyer.

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Compensation Calculator

The compensation you will be awarded is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our online claim calculator provides you with an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Hadleigh

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people injured in an accident, from warehouse assistants to environmental managers, to get the compensation they deserve. Accident figures for the Babergh local authority are compiled under RIDDOR legislation by the Government in the following table:

Workplace accidents in Babergh Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electricity related200
Machinery related344
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PCB - polychlorinated biphenyls)512
Fall from height11611
Injured by an animal002
Lifting and handling injuries231422
Physical attack568
Slip or trip222021
Struck against233
Struck by moving vehicle111
Hit by falling object5118

Read more: Injured at work claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Hadleigh

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Hadleigh are relatively common. Official statistics reveal a total of 2214 accidents (1923 slight accidents, 266 serious accidents and 25 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Suffolk council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,349. Incidents in the Hadleigh area in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A1071 and A1141 junction and on the A1071 and B1070 roundabout.

Our network of specialist personal injury lawyers have decades of experience in obtaining maximum damages for anyone hurt in a car accident in Hadleigh.

Read more: Road accident claims

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Serious injury experts in Hadleigh

The long-term effect of serious injury will be understood by insurers and the Courts when calculating injury compensation. By relieving the stress severe injury puts on a claimant, an injury claim helps individuals to concentrate on their recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of expert law firms engage with the legal system and doctors to make sure people impacted by serious accidents receive medical and financial support. Injuries which are considered to be serious and catastrophic include paralysis, chronic pain and deep vein thrombosis.

Read more: Serious injury compensation

Slips, trips and falls

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics underscore the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of injury at work in Suffolk. Slips and trips are quite often the initiators of injuries attributed to other reasons for instance being hit by an object falling from a building, being trapped by something or a toxic substance accident. Public place claims for injuries such as sprained ankles sustained on spillages are also common with incidents having happened on the Street.

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from industrial deafness to benzene poisoning.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation

Medical and clinical negligence in Hadleigh

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of a consultant or other health professional's lack of care. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to financial compensation. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, for example, you can write to Heath Road, Ipswich, Suffolk.

Read more: Medical negligence compensation

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Hadleigh No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Hadleigh and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the QLS team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Hadleigh, from more minor injury cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Selected for their winning track record, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience recovering compensation for their clients.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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How much experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Hadleigh?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people in Hadleigh, Suffolk and across the country, get compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have helped 100's of claimants across Suffolk seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents on building sites and car accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and specialist advice, make our claims process as stress-free as possible.

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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 means you will never be out of pocket.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

Choosing the most suitable solicitor to represent you is your most important step towards achieving the best compensation award for your accident.

With some over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Hadleigh SRA website 2015), how can you make sure you instruct the ideal legal practice for your specific circumstances?

Will you need to instruct a local Hadleigh injury lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby lawyers office is not very important as injury cases now tend to be handled remotely.

You will need to select a company that provides a national network as claimants will usually need to go to a medical examination.

Further reading : Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

Hadleigh solicitor reviews

Service standards provided by solicitors can vary a great deal.

Researching reviews can be enlightening when considering which lawyer best serves your needs.

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The contrast in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums between different firms is vast

For example the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant accepting a settlement of ?7,910 for serious hand injuries with full or close to full recovery could vary from ?4,746 to ?6,723.

Additional reading Compare personal injury solicitors fees

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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