A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Long Stratton or anywhere in the UK, our personal injury solicitors can handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a claim for compensation?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and another person was responsible, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

People with certain illnesses or conditions like asbestosis may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what is important in such circumstances.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your lawyer must prove that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

Getting your claim started sooner will allow the solicitor to gather evidence and witness statements.

Calculate your compensation

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is based on a number of factors. Our claim calculator provides you with an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Long Stratton

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people, from members of the army to maintenance engineers, to get the compensation they deserve. Accident at work data for the South Norfolk local authority are listed under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the HSE excerpted below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in South Norfolk Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock003
Contact with machinery726
Explosion related (e.g. gas)001
Exposed to fire111
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)121
Fall from height (scaffolding)131311
Animal related1077
Manual handling664241
Slip, trip or fall315136
Struck against337
Struck by moving vehicle224
Hit by object181013
Trapped underneath something200

For more information: Work injury compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Long Stratton

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of best of breed lawyers have decades of experience in getting the highest settlements for people hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Long Stratton.

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Long Stratton are not uncommon. Official statistics reveal a total of 2391 accidents (1999 slight accidents, 352 serious accidents and 40 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Norfolk local authority. In 2014 the total had increased to 2,578.

For more information: Road accident compensation claim

Other claims handled by Quittance

Long Stratton solicitors for serious injury claims

Quittance's team recognise the critical difference a successful claim will make to severely injured claimants. Our network of specialist solicitors work to achieve the maximum compensation for serious injuries. This includes claiming for medical and care costs. Our network of specialist solicitor firms communicate with Courts, doctors and insurance companies ensuring people affected by severe accidents receive the legal and medical support they need.

For more information: Serious injury compensation

Slip and trip accidents

Recorded data demonstrate that employee slips, trips and falls are the most common accident in the Norfolk workplace. They are quite often the cause of injuries attributed to other causes such as being hit by machinery, a fall from a height or a lake drowning accident. Public place claims for injuries such as sprained wrists experienced on pavement ice are also quite prevalent with recent falls having happened on Swan Lane and on Hallowing Lane.

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help with securing compensation for industrial illness that include anything from respiratory diseases to chromium related illnesses.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation

Clinical and medical negligence in Long Stratton

Clinical negligence is the term used when someone is injured or becomes ill due to a doctor or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you only want a better understanding of events instead of a compensation award. You can write to Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, for example, to make a complaint against James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information: Medical negligence compensation

Long Stratton No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Long Stratton and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Long Stratton, from fast track claims to life-changing clinical negligence. Our solicitors are selected for their track record in winning cases and their specialist expertise.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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

Have you handled many claims in Long Stratton?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of specialist personal injury solicitors that assists injured people in Long Stratton, Norfolk and throughout the country, get compensation.

In 2017, we helped 100's of claimants across Norfolk get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to ladder accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and specialist advice, enables you to focus on your recovery.


Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

Choosing the right personal injury lawyer

Selecting a suitable solicitors' practice for your legal matter is the most important step towards obtaining the highest compensation settlement for your illness or injuries.

How do you make certain you select the best solicitors' practice for your specific circumstances?

Read Long Stratton solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice provided by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary significantly.

Reviews can be a good place to start if you are considering which solicitor to choose and which considerations are most important to you.

Find out more Personal injury lawyer reviews

The disparity in personal injury success fees between different lawyers working on No Win No Fee agreements often surprises claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person awarded ?11,163 for mild tinnitus with some hearing loss could vary from ?6,698 to ?9,488.

Further reading How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Will I have to choose a personal injury solicitor near me?

As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a law firm near you.

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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