A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

If you live in Lakenheath or anywhere else in England or Wales, Quittance can will handle your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and another party was liable, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

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Key criteria

Claims should be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred in the majority of cases.

To win a Lakenheath personal injury case, it must be proven 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 enable supporting evidence to be collected to strength by the lawyer.

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How much compensation can I claim?

The level of compensation you will be awarded is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our online compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could win.

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Work accident claims in Lakenheath

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people, from hotel workers to learning mentors, to claim work accident compensation. Injury and illness information in the Forest Heath local authority made available under reporting legislation by the Government excerpted below:

Workplace accidents in Forest Heath Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Other242525
Electric shock injury201
Machinery related injury521
Exposed to explosion001
Harmful substance related241
Fall from height342829
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)713953
Lifting and carrying312021
Physical assault162010
Slip, trip, fall same level433325
Struck against723
Struck by moving vehicle331
Struck by object8413
Trapped under falling object022

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Road traffic accident claims in Lakenheath

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving vehicles in Lakenheath are common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 2214 accidents (1923 slight accidents, 266 serious accidents and 25 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Suffolk local authority district. In 2014 the total had increased to 2,349.

Quittance's panel of legal advisors have decades of experience in negotiating the highest compensation for people injured in a car or motorbike accident in Lakenheath.

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Other types of claim

Slip and trip injuries

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data show that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent accident at work in Suffolk and the UK as a whole. Slips and trips are frequently forerunner to injuries attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by an object falling from a building, a carrying injury or a river drowning accident. Public liability claims for injuries such as fractured ankles sustained on pavement ice are also quite prevalent with recent kerb stone trips having happened on High St.

Lakenheath lawyers for serious injury claims

The long-term impact serious and catastrophic injury can have will be understood by Courts and insurance companies when they are determining what a claim is worth.

A successful claim should lessen the financial burden and reduce stress so an injured Claimant and their family so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Our panel of solicitor firms have helped families recover damages for a wide range of severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as serious range from head injuries to asbestos-related disease.

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Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can assist with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from bladder cancer to hydrocarbon poisoning.

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Clinical negligence in Lakenheath

Clinical negligence is the term used when a patient is injured as the result of a consultant or other health professional's lack of care. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want a deeper understanding of what happened rather than claiming compensation. For example, to raise a complaint against Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, you can contact Heath Road, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Lakenheath No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Lakenheath and across the UK.

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Meet the QLS team

Our national network of solicitors handle all types of claims in Lakenheath and including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected because of their track record in winning claims, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience handling injury claims.

Meet more of the Quittance team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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How much experience do your solicitors have of injury claims in Lakenheath?

Quittance is a nationwide network of expert personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Lakenheath, Suffolk and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted hundreds of claimants in Suffolk seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including ladder accidents and car accidents.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

Finding the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your needs

Selecting the best legal expert for your case is the most important step towards negotiating the most compensation for your accident.

How can you make certain you choose the most appropriate company for your case?

Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?

The majority of large firms 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 will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

The disparity in the amount of personal injury success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different lawyers working on No Win No Fee agreements often surprises Claimants.

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded ?5,138 for minor eye injuries could conceivably vary from ?3,083 to ?4,367.

Additional reading - How much compensation can you claim?

Lakenheath personal injury solicitor reviews

Service standards offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, can differ considerably.

Online reviews can be helpful if you are trying to decide which solicitor to act for you.

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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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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