Updated: Friday, 29th July 2016
No matter whether you live in Hethersett or anywhere in the UK, Quittance can can handle your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.
Making a personal injury claim
Claims should be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury in the majority of cases.
People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like repetitive strain injuries are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in these cases.
For the majority of injury claims, there are three elements to proving a claim. It must be shown on the balance of probabilities that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.
How to choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer
You will be liaising with your lawyer for a long period of time, from months for minor and moderate injury to over a year for matters involving serious injury. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, but the quality of service does vary.
Your lawyer should be someone you are able to rely on throughout the claims process to provide both practical guidance and specialist legal advice.
Do you need to select a local legal firm ?
Going for a local firm is not critical as injury cases are typically handled by phone and email.
You will need to go with a firm that has national medical centres as you will almost always need to attend a medical assessment.
Read about - Do Quittance have a local medical centre?
The disparity in success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between solicitors is an important consideration for Claimants.
For example the amount retained by a successful Claimant awarded £56,367 for very serious leg injuries leaving permanent problems can vary from £33,820 to £47,912.
Read more at Compare personal injury solicitors fees
Read Hethersett personal injury solicitor reviews
The standards of communication and advice offered by solicitors vary enormously.
Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be informative if you are deciding which solicitor best serves your needs.
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Which types of claims for compensation do you handle in Hethersett?
Compensation could be claimed for a range of injury and illness in Hethersett and Norfolk. Our team can assist with injuries and medical conditions including:
Slips and trips
Recorded statistics underline the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most common accident at work in Norfolk. These types of accident are frequently the precursor to injuries categorised as something else e.g. being hit by a reversing vehicle, a carrying injury or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place (South Norfolk local authority) negligence claims injuries such as fractured vertebrae suffered on pavement ice are also common with recent pavement trips having occurred on Marlingford Rd and on Great Melton Road.
Courts understand that serious injuries have a life-altering impact on an injured person and their family. By limiting the stress a serious or catastrophic injury puts on an injured person, compensation allows Claimants to prioritise recovery. Our panel of specialist law firms correspond with insurers, medical providers and Courts, helping to ensure people impacted by serious accidents receive the support they need.
Clinical negligence in Hethersett
Clinical negligence - in the past known as called medical negligence - is the term used to describe a breach in the duty of care on the part of a healthcare professional. Our expert panel of injury solicitors acting for Norfolk and Hethersett have helped with claims filed against private and NHS hospitals that include Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Colney Lane, Norwich, NR4 7UY.
Lawyers can help with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from industrial deafness to asthma caused by flour.
Quittance has assisted claims for people, from plasterers to hotel managers, to get the compensation they deserve. Work injury statistics in the South Norfolk local authority are published under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the HSE in the following table:
|Workplace accidents in South Norfolk Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Contact with machinery||7||2||6|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||0||0||1|
|Exposed to fire||1||1||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)||1||2||1|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||13||13||11|
|Slip, trip or fall||31||51||36|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2||2||4|
|Hit by object||18||10||13|
|Trapped underneath something||2||0||0|
Road traffic accidents in Hethersett
Accidents involving vehicles in Hethersett are relatively common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 2391 accidents (1999 slight accidents, 352 serious accidents and 40 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Norfolk local authority district. By 2014 the total had increased to 2,578.
Our panel of qualified personal injury solicitors are experienced in in negotiating the highest damages for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Hethersett.
Hethersett No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers
If you win your claim, the legal costs will be covered by the losing Defendant or their insurance company. In the event that you do not win your case, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the solicitor means that the lawyer's legal costs will not be charged.
Will the Claimant have to pay any extra costs?
Quittance's network of solicitors promise that No Win, No Fee means you will not need to pay any of the lawyer's costs should you do not win the injury claim. Click here for more information about our No Win, No Fee.
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
Making the right decision for you depends on the right information. Get your questions answered before you make a decision.
Find answers to questions asked by people looking for claims advice in the frequently asked questions section.
Ready to begin?
Call us on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to get a compensation claim underway, alternatively you can begin your personal injury claim here.
If you would like more information about how the claims process works first, call 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a more convenient time.