Updated: Sunday, 31st July 2016
If you are based in Ipswich or anywhere in the country, our expert personal injury solicitors can handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.
Making a personal injury claim
Compensation claims should, in most cases, be made within a three-year window.
Considerable legislation is in place to support individuals considering a claim, and our network of injury solicitors have many years of experience advising their clients on the strength of their claims.
For most claims, a successful compensation claim has three key components. It needs to be demonstrated that:
- the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
- the duty of care was breached
- this breach caused your illness or injury
Starting your claim as soon as possible should allow the solicitor to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.
Choosing the best solicitor for your claim
Usually a claim can take months to agree a settlement and for cases of serious injury, claims may run for one or two years. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, however the quality of service does vary.
Your legal representative should be someone you can rely on throughout the claims process to provide both practical advice and expert legal guidance.
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For loss of taste, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £15,510 to £20,185 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Look into Ipswich solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, can differ considerably.
Reviews can certainly help build a picture when considering which lawyer to work with.
Do I need to go with a local Ipswich legal firm ?
The location of a law firm is less relevant as cases are usually managed by phone, post and email.
It is however necessary to select a firm with national medical coverage as you will be expected to go to a medical exam.
Read about : What is the process for attending a medical?
Injury compensation cases our panel of solicitors conducts in Ipswich
Compensation could be arranged for a wide range of injuries in Ipswich. Quittance have helped with injuries including:
Slips, trips and falls
Officially reported statistics demonstrate that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of injury in the Suffolk workplace in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are typically related to injuries attributed to other causes for instance being hit by tools in use or a fire related accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as fractured vertebrae occurring on obstructed pathways are also quite common with recent kerb stone trips having occurred on Tavern Street and on Carr St.
We have handled claims for people hurt in an accident, from forklift drivers to investment bankers, to claim maximum compensation. Work injury statistics in the Ipswich local authority are published in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:
|Workplace accidents in Ipswich Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||1||0||0|
|Exposed to fire||1||1||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chemical and bacterial poisoning)||12||2||0|
|Fall from height||13||7||9|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||2||0||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||75||47||41|
|Slip, trip or fall||55||53||30|
|Struck by moving vehicle||5||2||7|
|Struck by object||16||17||13|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||0||0|
Personal injury solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries including anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to acute silicosis.
Road accidents in Ipswich
Our network of certified personal injury lawyers are experienced in in getting the best awards for Claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Ipswich.
Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Ipswich are quite common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 25 fatal accidents, 266 serious accidents and 1923 slight accidents in 2013 in Suffolk (Total events were 2214 council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,349. Incidents in the Ipswich area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A1022 and A1156 junction and on the single carriageway of the A1214 and A1071 crossroads.
Clinical negligence in Ipswich
Clinical negligence, formerly called medical negligence, is the term for when an illness or injury follows a failing by a healthcare professional, either NHS or private. Quittance's panel of injury lawyers acting for Suffolk and Ipswich have assisted with claims filed against the health service that include St Clements Hospital, Foxhall Road, Ipswich, IP3 8LS.
Ipswich solicitors for serious injury claims
The long-term impact serious and catastrophic injury can have will be acknowledged by insurers and the Courts when determining compensation.
A claim should ease the financial burden on an injured person and their family enabling them to prioritise recovery.
How No Win, No Fee injury lawyers handle claims in Ipswich
Should your compensation claim be won, the legal fees must be covered by the losing side or their insurer. When your case is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the solicitor means you are not required to pay the solicitor's fees.
The 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee
We guarantee that No Win, No Fee means you do not pay any of the law firm's legal costs in the event that your claim is lost. Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get answers to your questions
Before you decide to instruct your solicitor arm yourself with information. Information will help you make the right choice for you.
If you have more questions before picking up the phone, try our FAQ section.
Ready to begin?
If you are ready to get underway, you can begin a claim for compensation by calling 0800 612 7456 or using our online contact form here.
If you would like to discuss your options with a solicitor or have something else to ask before starting, phone Quittance on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a time that suits you.