A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

If you live in Hunstanton or anywhere else in the UK, our expert solicitors will help with your claim and we will always set up a medical at a centre near you .

Have I got a claim for compensation?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and another person was responsible, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims should, in most cases, be made within a three-year window.

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like hand-arm vibration syndrome are often still entitled to claim compensation 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.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your lawyer must demonstrate:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the defendant
  • That duty was breached by the defendant
  • The defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

A brief, no-obligation consultation with an expert solicitor can provide answers and advice.

How much can I claim?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded depends on a number of factors. Our online claim calculator provides you with an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Hunstanton

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people hurt in an accident, from catering assistants to health service managers, to claim maximum compensation.

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Road traffic accident claims in Hunstanton

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Hunstanton are common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 2391 accidents (1999 slight accidents, 352 serious accidents and 40 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Norfolk local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 2,578.

Quittance's network of trained no win no fee personal injury lawyers have years of experience in getting maximum damages for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Hunstanton.

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Other types of claim

Medical and clinical negligence in Hunstanton

When a person suffers injury or illness due to the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you are just looking for an explanation as to what went wrong instead of injury compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. You can write to Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, for example, to make a formal complaint against James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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Hunstanton serious injury compensation claims

Quittance's team understand the vital difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants. Compensation will ease the impact of bills other financial issues on a claimant and their dependants so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

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Slip and trip injuries

HSE statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of injury in the Norfolk workplace. They are often the initiators of accidents attributed to other causes for instance being hit by a falling object, a crush injury from something overturning or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place (King's Lynn and West Norfolk local authority) claims for injuries like torn ligaments sustained on obstructed walkways are also quite prevalent with pothole trips having happened on Ringstead Road and on High St.

Industrial disease

Lawyers can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries including anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to dioxin poisoning.

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Hunstanton No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Hunstanton and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

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Meet our team

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Hunstanton and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their years of specialist experience and their track record in recovering compensation.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

Has Quittance handled many Hunstanton claims?

We are a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that assists injured people in Hunstanton, Norfolk and across the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Last year, we assisted 100's of injured claimants across Norfolk seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including scaffolding accidents and public place accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.


Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.

How to pick the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your circumstances

Choosing the most suitable personal injury lawyer for your case is the most important step towards securing the highest compensation award for your injuries.

How do you ensure you select the best company to help you?

The contrast in the amount of fees between firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is surprising.

For instance the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant who was awarded ?7,913 for serious hand injuries with full or close to full recovery can vary from ?4,748 to ?6,726.

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Will I need to go with a local injury lawyer ?

The location of a lawyers office is not very relevant as cases are typically conducted by phone, post and email.

However, you should choose a law firm with medical facilities near Hunstanton as claimants will almost always need to attend a medical assessment.

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Check Hunstanton solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by solicitors can vary significantly.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be a good place to start if you are mulling over which lawyer to go with.

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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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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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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