Updated: Thursday, 8th September 2016
No matter whether you live in Harwich or anywhere else in the UK, our expert personal injury solicitors are able to help with your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a centre near you .
Making an injury claim
Compensation claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of the injury.
In order to successfully win an injury claim, your lawyer must demonstrate 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 useful guidance can be given on a short, no-obligation phone consultation with an expert Harwich lawyer.
Guidance for injured people seeking a lawyer
In most cases a compensation claim will take some months to reach a conclusion and in the most serious claims, claims may run for one or two years. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however service levels can vary.
Your legal representative should be someone you can trust at every step of the process to provide both practical advice and legal guidance.
The contrast in personal injury success fees and insurance premiums charged by law firms is vast
For example the amount of compensation retained by a successful Claimant awarded £27,078 for complicated leg fractures could vary from £16,247 to £23,016.
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Injury lawyer reviews in Harwich - What to look for
There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the quality of service offered by different firms.
Does the location of the solicitor matter?
Many solicitors operate nationwide, 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.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
Claims Quittance handles in Harwich
Compensation could be arranged for a range of injury and illness in Harwich. Our team have helped with injuries and illness including:
Road traffic claims
Our panel of trained road traffic accident (RTA) injury lawyers are experienced in in achieving the highest damages for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike crash in Harwich.
Road accidents involving vehicles in Harwich are relatively commonplace. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 4000 accidents (3428 slight accidents, 538 serious accidents and 34 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Essex local authority area. In 2014 accidents increased to 4,352.
Slip and trip accidents
Official data demonstrate that slips, trips and falls continue to be the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Essex workplace in 2015. Slips and trips are sometimes the precursor to injuries classified under another heading e.g. being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place (Suffolk Coastal local authority) legal claims for injuries like broken wrists suffered on raised flagstones are also common with pavement trips having happened on High St and on High Rd.
Serious injury experts handling compensation in Harwich
The long-term effect a serious or catastrophic injury has will be understood by insurers and the Courts when calculating a claim.
A successful claim should ease the financial load on a Claimant and their dependants enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation.
Our network of specialist solicitor firms have helped families collect compensation for a range of major injuries and conditions. Injuries and illnesses categorised as serious and catastrophic range from birth negligence to dioxin poisoning.
Medical negligence in Harwich
Clinical negligence - once referred to as medical negligence - is where there has been a breach in the duty of care by a medical professional. Our panel of injury lawyers acting for Essex and Harwich have worked on clinical negligence claims made against healthcare providers that include Fryatt Hospital Harwich, 419 Main Road, Harwich, CO12 4EX.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has assisted claims for people, from members of the army to horticultural consultants, to get the compensation they deserve. Work injury data for the Suffolk Coastal local authority are published in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:
|Work accidents in Suffolk Coastal Local Authority HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||6||6||6|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)||5||2||0|
|Fall from height||34||10||20|
|Injured by an animal||3||3||2|
|Lifting and handling injuries||81||35||39|
|Slip or trip||72||43||55|
|Hit by vehicle||3||4||5|
|Hit by falling object||21||24||19|
|Trapped under falling object||0||0||1|
Personal injury solicitors can assist with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from asbestosis to asthma caused by colophony.
How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors take care of Harwich claims
When you are successful, the fees for your solicitor must be covered by the Defendant (or their insurance company). If your case is lost, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the solicitor confirms that their legal costs will not be charged.
Do you have to pay any extra costs?
No Win, No Fee should mean that you will not have to pay anything if you lose your claim and you will face no hidden costs. With our 100% No Win, No Fee promise, there is no catch in the small print whatsoever and there is no risk of being charged extra costs.
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Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
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