Updated: Saturday, 6th August 2016

Whether you are based in Harleston or anywhere else in the UK, wecan will handle your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Making a personal injury claim

Claims should usually be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like hand-arm vibration syndrome are frequently still able to claim even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is important.

Whether claiming for a road accident in Harleston, there are three key components to proving a claim. 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 solicitor will discuss each of these issues and should look at how they apply in your case.

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

It can take several months for most claims to reach a conclusion. Claims where responsibility is contested or the injury has had a major impact can take longer. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, however the quality of service does vary.

Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, picking an injury lawyer that matches your needs is a crucial first step.

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The quality of advice provided by solicitors vary considerably.

Reviews can help build a picture if you are trying to decide which solicitor to choose.

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Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

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.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

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. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for mild asthma could vary between £8,580 and £15,510 (based on 2015 market research).

Compensation claims our panel of solicitors handles in Harleston

Our network of lawyers assist individuals receive compensation for a broad range of injuries.

Medical negligence in Harleston

Clinical negligence (at one time referred to as medical negligence) is where an injury is connected to a breach of duty on the part of a doctor or healthcare professional. Our panel of personal injury lawyers acting for Norfolk and Harleston have assisted with clinical negligence legal cases brought against NHS and private hospitals that include All Hallows Hospital, Station Road, Ditchingham, Bungay, NR35 2QL.

Serious injury

The effect serious and catastrophic injury has will be recognised by the Courts when working out a claim.

Quittance fight hard for compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, including damages for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy.

Our panel of specialist serious injury solicitors have aided families claim compensation for numerous chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injury and illness categorised as serious and catastrophic range from serious psychiatric harm to dioxin poisoning.

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Official figures reveal that slips and trips are the single most frequent accident at work in Norfolk and the UK as a whole. They are typically the initiators of injuries categorised as something else for instance being hit by moving machinery or a toxic substance accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like broken ankles happening on raised flagstones are also quite common with pavement crack trips having happened on the Thoroughfare.

Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with getting compensation for industrial illness ranging from bladder cancer to asthma caused by flour.

Road accidents in Harleston

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Harleston are relatively frequent. Official statistics reveal a total of 2391 accidents (1999 slight accidents, 352 serious accidents and 40 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Norfolk local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 2,578.

Quittances panel of expert personal injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in achieving the best damages for people hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Harleston.

Workplace accidents

Quittance has assisted injured Claimants, from soldiers to health promotion specialists, to secure financial compensation awards. Injury and illness statistics for the South Norfolk local authority collated in accordance with RIDDOR by the Government and set out below:

Workplace accidents in South Norfolk Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Unspecified192317
Electric shock003
Contact with machinery726
Explosion related (e.g. gas)001
Exposed to fire111
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)121
Fall from height (scaffolding)131311
Animal related1077
Manual handling664241
Assault1067
Slip, trip or fall315136
Struck against337
Struck by moving vehicle224
Hit by object181013
Trapped underneath something200

Harleston No Win, No Fee Expert Lawyers

When you lose your compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your lawyer means you will not have to pay their legal costs. Should you be successful, your legal costs are covered by the losing party.

A 'success fee' is levied by Harleston lawyers who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. Unlike their standard fees, this fee is taken from your compensation award and will be in most cases 25 percent.

100% No Win, No Fee

Quittance's specialist personal injury solicitors ensure No Win, No Fee means an injured Claimant will not need to pay the solicitor's costs if you do not win your claim.

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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 your questions answered

Quittance give jargon-free answers helping people affected by injury decide whether to go ahead with an injury claim.

Find answers to popular questions asked by people looking for claims advice in our frequently asked questions section.

Start a injury claim

You can begin your injury claim online or phone us on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to talk to a member of the Quittance team.

If you would like to discuss your options or have further questions, request a callback or contact Quittance on 0800 612 7456.