Updated: Thursday, 11th August 2016
Whether you are based in Leiston or anywhere in the UK, our experienced injury lawyers will assist with your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near you.
Making a personal injury claim
Compensation claims must be made within a 3-year window in the majority of cases.
People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like repetitive strain injuries are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In such cases, it is the date of diagnosis that is considered.
For most claims, there are three elements to a successful personal injury claim. It must be demonstrated that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.
Making your claim as soon as possible will enable the lawyer to collect useful supporting evidence.
Help for injured people seeking a personal injury solicitor
You will be in contact with your lawyer for a long period of time, from many months for minor injuries to potentially years for complex cases. The SRA are tasked with regulating strictly legal advice given by solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many factors that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as quality of service or speed of communication.
Given the impact your lawyer can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is vital.
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for displaced metatarsal fractures could vary between £11,110 and £20,185 (based on 2015 market research).
Are Leiston Claimants restricted to only local law firms?
Many injury lawyers operate across the country, 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 should be carried out 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.
Read Leiston personal injury solicitor reviews
The quality of advice offered by lawyers, as with any service, can vary significantly.
Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can be enlightening when trying to decide which solicitor to select.
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What kinds of compensation claims does Quittance conduct in Leiston?
Our panel of lawyers have helped Claimants get compensation for a broad range of injuries.
Clinical and medical negligence in Leiston
Clinical negligence, in the past referred to as medical negligence, is the legal term a breach of duty on the part of a medical professional, either NHS or private. Our panel of injury solicitors covering Leiston have handled claims filed against healthcare providers that include Aldeburgh Community Hospital, Park Road, Park Road, Aldeburgh, IP15 5ES.
Leiston lawyers for serious injury compensation claims
We understand the change an injury claim can make to the lives of people who have been impacted by serious injury. By relieving the financial pressure serious injury imposes on an injured person, a claim helps them to concentrate on rehabilitation. Quittance's network of solicitor firms have aided families impacted by severe accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be serious range from chemical burns to brain injuries.
Lawyers can help Claimants with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness that range from respiratory diseases to asthma caused by flour.
We have helped Claimants, from members of the army to land-based engineers, to claim maximum compensation. Injury and illness statistics for the Leiston local authority are detailed in accordance with legislation by the Government in the table below:
|Workplace accidents in Suffolk Coastal Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||6||6||6|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)||5||2||0|
|Fall from height||34||10||20|
|Injured by an animal||3||3||2|
|Lifting and handling injuries||81||35||39|
|Slip or trip||72||43||55|
|Hit by vehicle||3||4||5|
|Hit by falling object||21||24||19|
|Trapped under falling object||0||0||1|
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Recorded statistics highlight the fact that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most common cause of injury at work in Suffolk. Slips and trips are frequently related to injuries filed under a different category for instance being struck by a moving object or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability claims for injuries such as fractured ankles occurring on raised kerb stones are also common with recent pavement crack trips having occurred on High St.
Road traffic compensation claims
Our network of skilled personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in getting the highest compensation for Claimants who have been hurt in a road accident in Leiston.
Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Leiston are reasonably common with statistics showing a total of 2214 accidents (1923 slight accidents, 266 serious accidents and 25 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Suffolk council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,349.
How No Win, No Fee lawyers handle cases in Leiston
In the event that you do not win your compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your lawyer means you are not required to pay the lawyer's legal costs. In the event that you succeed in the case, the costs for your lawyer are settled by the losing side (or their insurer).
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What should happen next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
Quittance offer jargon-free answers helping you decide whether to proceed.
Get answers to questions in our FAQ section.
Get your personal injury claim underway
If you are ready to proceed, you can begin your claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or through the contact form.
Quittance's expert team help people every day. Need more information? You can request a free callback or call 0800 612 7456.