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.
Do I have 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 expert solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.
Elligibility to make 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.Back to top
Calculate your compensation
The level of compensation you will be awarded will depend on a variety of factors. Our compensation calculator gives you a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.Back to top
Work accident claims in Leiston
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|
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Road traffic accident claims in Leiston
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.Back to top
Other claims handled by Quittance
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.
Clinical and medical negligence in Leiston
When someone sustains an injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.
You could use the NHS Resolution process if you just want a better understanding of events instead of claiming compensation. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, you can write to Heath Road, Ipswich, Suffolk.
Lawyers can help claimants with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness that range from respiratory diseases to asthma caused by flour.
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.Back to top
Leiston 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 Leiston and across the UK.
Read more: No win, no fee compensation.Back to top
Meet the QLS team
Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Leiston, including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation, our lawyers have years of experience handling injury claims.
Click here to see more of the Quittance team.
What is Quittance's track record of claims in Leiston?
Quittance is a nationwide panel of award winning personal injury lawyers that assists claimants in Leiston, Suffolk and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.
In 2017, we assisted hundreds of people across Suffolk seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from public place accidents to part-time worker injuries.
Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, mean that claiming compensation is as convenient and stress-free as possible.Back to top
Frequently asked questions
Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.
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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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.
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.