A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Haverhill or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert personal injury solicitors can assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a injury claim?

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

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Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims should, in most cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your lawyer 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.

Making your claim sooner should allow your lawyer to collect useful supporting evidence.

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Calculate my compensation

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

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

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people, from warehouse assistants to heritage managers, to claim work accident compensation. Accident at work statistics in the St Edmundsbury local authority collated under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government excerpted below:

HSE reported work accidents in St Edmundsbury Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Other183228
Machinery related injury7810
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. exposure to Teflon fumes)521
Fall from height (ladder)16129
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)242
Lifting and handling injuries785766
Physical assault3411
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)716353
Struck against1977
Struck by moving vehicle435
Struck by object291515

Read more: No win, no fee work injury compensation claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Haverhill

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Haverhill are relatively frequent with statistics showing 25 fatal accidents, 266 serious accidents and 1923 slight accidents in 2013 in Suffolk (Total events were 2214 local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 2,349.

Our network of specialist road traffic accident legal advisors have decades of experience in securing the best compensation for people who have been injured in a car or motorbike accident in Haverhill.

Read more: Road accident claims

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Slips and trips

Officially reported figures indicate that employee slips and trips continue to be the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Suffolk workplace. Slips, trips and falls are typically the cause of injuries attributed to other causes like being hit by an object falling from a ladder or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place (St Edmundsbury local authority) accident claims injuries like bruised backs experienced on tripping on a street are also quite common with pavement trips having happened on Greenfield Way.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from allergic contact dermatitis to dioxin poisoning.

Read more: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Medical negligence in Haverhill

When someone is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you are only looking for closure instead of a compensation award, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, to make a formal complaint against Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, you can contact Heath Road, Ipswich, Suffolk.

Read more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Haverhill serious injury compensation claims

Quittance's team understand the critical change a compensation claim makes to the lives of seriously injured claimants.

Quittance's panel of lawyers fight hard for compensation for serious injury and illness, including compensation for private medical treatment and case costs.

Quittance's panel of specialist lawyers have aided families collect compensation for numerous chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as serious include mesothelioma and serious psychiatric harm.

Read more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

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Haverhill 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 Haverhill and throughout the UK.

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

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Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' national network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Haverhill and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Chosen for their track record in winning claims, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience handling injury claims.

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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Have Quittance solicitors won many injury claims in Haverhill?

Quittance is a nationwide panel of SRA regulated solicitors that helps injured people in Haverhill, Suffolk and across the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Suffolk get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including motorbike accidents and accidents at work.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, make the claims process as stress-free as possible.

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Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

Finding the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

Identifying the most suitable PI solicitor for your case is a key step towards achieving the best compensation settlement for your injuries.

What is the best way to make sure you instruct the ideal solicitors' practice to instruct?

Will you need to select a local Haverhill lawyer ?

Going for a local solicitor is not especially relevant as injury cases are managed by phone and email.

You will need to go with a solicitors' firm that offers national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will almost always have to go to a medical exam.

Read more - Do I have to attend a medical?

Haverhill solicitor reviews

Service levels provided by injury lawyers can vary to a large extent.

Researching online reviews can certainly be revealing when considering which solicitor to choose.

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The variation in the amount of personal injury success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums charged by firms is quite surprising.

As an example the amount retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of ?7,911 for serious hand injuries with full or close to full recovery can range from ?4,746 to ?6,724.

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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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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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