A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Kesgrave or anywhere else in the UK, our injury solicitors can manage your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.

Can I make a claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, we can help you make a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

A claim must usually be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it must be shown that:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

Getting your claim started sooner will allow the solicitor to gather supporting statements from witnesses.

Calculate my compensation

The amount of compensation you will receive will depend on a number of points. Our easy to use calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Kesgrave

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped people hurt in an accident, from metal workers to information scientists, to claim compensation from their employer. Injury and illness data for the Suffolk Coastal local authority reported in accordance with reporting legislation by the Government excerpted below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Suffolk Coastal Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related injury666
Fire related001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)520
Fall from height341020
Injured by an animal332
Lifting and handling injuries813539
Physical assault526
Slip or trip724355
Struck against261520
Hit by vehicle345
Hit by falling object212419
Trapped under falling object001

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

Road traffic accident claims in Kesgrave

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of specialist litigators have decades of experience in getting the best compensation for people injured in a car accident in Kesgrave.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Kesgrave are relatively commonplace. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 2214 accidents (1923 slight accidents, 266 serious accidents and 25 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Suffolk local authority district. By 2014 the total had increased to 2,349.

Read more: Road accident compensation

Other claims handled by Quittance

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help claimants with claiming compensation for industrial illness ranging from respiratory diseases to asthma caused by enzymes.

Read more: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Slip and trip accidents

Official data indicate that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Suffolk and the UK in 2015. They are quite often lead to accidents recorded in a different category for instance being hit by a runaway vehicle, a fall from a ladder or an asphyxiation accident. Public place (Suffolk Coastal local authority) litigation for injuries such as sprained wrists occurring on spillages are also common with recent pavement crack trips having happened on Selkirk Rd.

Serious injury

Courts recognise that serious injuries can have a life-altering impact on an injured person and their family. Damages will lessen the financial load and reduce stress so a claimant and their dependants so they can prioritise recovery. Quittance's network of specialist lawyers engage with the other side's legal representatives and insurance providers, helping to ensure people impacted by serious accidents and injuries get legal and medical support.

Read more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Kesgrave

Medical negligence describes when a patient suffers injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been injured by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you just want the hospital to explain what happened instead of financial compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can contact Heath Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, to raise a complaint against Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust.

Read more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

Kesgrave 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 Kesgrave and throughout the UK.

See: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Kesgrave and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen for their track record in recovering compensation and their level of specialist experience.

Click here to meet more of the team.

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

What experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Kesgrave?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of SRA regulated solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Kesgrave, Suffolk and throughout the country, get compensation.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Suffolk get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents on the road and part-time worker injuries.

Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, mean that claiming compensation is as stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

How to choose the best injury lawyer for you

Finding a suitable injury lawyer to help you is your most important step towards obtaining the best compensation settlement.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Kesgrave, how do you ensure you choose the ideal company to pursue compensation for you?

Do you have to choose a solicitor in Kesgrave?

Many solicitors operate nationwide, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

The contrast in success fees between different firms often surprises prospective claimants.

As an example the amount retained by a claimant who was awarded ?4,366 for a severe thumb dislocation could conceivably vary from ?2,620 to ?3,711.

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Look into Kesgrave personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary to a large extent.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can help build a picture when attempting to decide which lawyer to choose.

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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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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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