A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

No matter whether you live in Halesworth or anywhere in the UK, our experienced personal injury lawyers are able to handle your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and someone else was at fault, our expert solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims for compensation should, in most cases, be made within a three-year window.

In most cases, proving an injury claim has three key components. It needs to be demonstrated 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.

Answers to your questions and useful guidance will be given on a short, no-obligation phone consultation with an expert lawyer.

Calculate your compensation

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our online calculator gives you an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Halesworth

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of road traffic accident solicitors are experienced in achieving maximum awards for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Halesworth.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Halesworth are reasonably common. Government statistics reveal a total of 2214 accidents (1923 slight accidents, 266 serious accidents and 25 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Suffolk local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 2,349.

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Work accident claims in Halesworth

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for people, from construction workers to ergonomists, to secure financial compensation awards. Work accident data in the Suffolk Coastal local authority are detailed under RIDDOR legislation by the Government:

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

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Other injury claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with securing compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from chemical poisoning to farmers lung.

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Halesworth serious injury compensation claims

The long-term impact of serious injury will be acknowledged by Courts and insurance companies when they are calculating compensation.

By reducing the financial pressure severe injury places on an injured claimant and their family, injury compensation enables claimants to prioritise recovery.

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Slips and trips

Officially reported statistics demonstrate that slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Suffolk and the UK as a whole. Slips and trips are sometimes the initiators of accidents recorded in another category for instance being hit by hand tools in use or a lake drowning accident. Public liability accident claims injuries, such as broken ankles occurring on pavement cracks are also quite common with trips having happened on High St.

Clinical and medical negligence in Halesworth

Clinical negligence describes when someone is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other health worker. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you just want answers instead of starting an injury claim, you can raise a formal complaint. To raise a complaint against Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, for example, you can write to Heath Road, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Halesworth No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Halesworth and throughout the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

The national network of QLS solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Halesworth, from fast track claims to long term industrial disease. Selected on the basis of their success rate in winning claims, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

How much experience does Quittance have of claims in Halesworth?

We are a national panel of specialist personal injury lawyers that assists claimants in Halesworth, Suffolk and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.

In 2017, we assisted 100's of claimants throughout Suffolk seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including injuries sustained from a fall at work and accidents on public transport.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make the claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 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 that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

Finding the best lawyer

Choosing the most appropriate PI solicitor for your case is your most important step towards obtaining the most compensation for your illness or injuries.

With over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Halesworth, how can you make sure you instruct the best legal practice for your case?

Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?

The majority of large firms operate throughout England and Wales, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

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

What should be considered when checking Halesworth solicitor reviews?

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

The diversity in personal injury success fees and insurance premiums between solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is important for claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount retained by an injured person who was awarded ?9,450 for serious injuries to the big toe or to several other toes can vary from ?5,670 to ?8,032.

Further 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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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