A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

If you are based in Horsford or anywhere in the country, we can handle your claim and we will set up a medical report at a local medical centre.

Can I make a claim for compensation?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and a third party was liable, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

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Eligibility to claim

Injury A claim must usually be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a slip, trip or work accident in Horsford, proving an injury claim has three key components. It must be shown that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

A free phone consultation with an expert lawyer can give information and useful advice.

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Compensation calculator

The compensation you will be awarded is based on a number of factors. Our easy to use injury calculator provides you with a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Horsford

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of qualified road traffic accident lawyers have vast experience in achieving maximum settlements for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Horsford.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Horsford are quite common. Official statistics reveal a total of 2391 accidents (1999 slight accidents, 352 serious accidents and 40 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Norfolk council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,578.

See: Road accident compensation

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Work accident claims in Horsford

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for people, from members of the Royal Navy to government lawyers, to claim for their work related injuries. Accident statistics for the Broadland local authority are detailed in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Broadland Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Undefined474221
Machinery related771
Explosion related (e.g. gas)101
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)022
Fall from height9109
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)434
Lifting and handling injuries392222
Physical assault433642
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)494225
Struck against342
Hit by vehicle412
Struck by object1287

See: Accident at work claim

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Other claims

Horsford serious injury compensation claims

We recognise the vital change injury compensation makes to seriously injured Claimants.

A claim will ease the financial load on a Claimant and their family so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Our network of solicitor firms work with Courts, insurance companies and medical experts to make sure families impacted by serious accidents get legal and medical support. Injuries and illnesses which are held to be serious and catastrophic range from head injuries to cerebral palsy.

See: Serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with securing compensation for industrial injuries including anything from noise induced hearing loss to hydrocarbon poisoning.

See: Industrial disease claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics show that employee slips and trips are still the most common accident at work in Norfolk. Slips and trips are typically the initiators of accidents attributed to other causes like being hit by a reversing vehicle or an electrical discharge accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries such as broken collarbones experienced on raised kerb stones are also quite common with slips having happened on Holt Rd and on Back St.

Medical and clinical negligence in Horsford

When a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you only want a better understanding of events instead of claiming compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, you can write to Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

See: Medical negligence claim

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Horsford No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Horsford and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet the QLS team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Horsford and including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Chosen for their success rate in winning claims, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience winning compensation for claimants.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What is your track record of injury claims in Horsford?

We are a nationwide panel of expert personal injury solicitors that helps claimants in Horsford, Norfolk and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of claimants across Norfolk seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from injuries sustained at work to car passenger accidents.

Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that claiming compensation is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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FAQs

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

What factors to consider when selecting the best lawyer

Instructing the most appropriate injury lawyer for your legal matter is a critical step towards successfully claiming the best settlement or award.

With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Horsford (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority database) - how do you make sure you choose the most appropriate law firm to handle your case?

Comparing injury solicitors in Horsford - online reviews

Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

The difference in the level of fees between lawyers working on No Win No Fee agreements is quite surprising.

For instance the amount of compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded ?27,190 for severe shoulder injuries can vary from ?16,314 to ?23,112.

Additional reading How to compare personal injury fees

Do I need to select a local Horsford injury lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the lawyers office is not critical as cases are normally run by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to choose a company that has a national network as you will be expected to attend a medical exam.

More details - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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