Updated: Tuesday, 2nd August 2016
Whether you live in Lowestoft or anywhere in the country, our experienced lawyers can take on your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near you.
Making a claim
Personal injury claims should be made within three years in most cases.
In order to win a Lowestoft personal injury case, your lawyer must prove that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.
In all cases, a brief, no-obligation call with an expert Lowestoft solicitor can provide answers and advice.
Advice for injured people looking for a personal injury solicitor
In many cases a claim will take some months to reach a conclusion and in cases of serious injury, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA are tasked with regulating the legal advice given by solicitors, however they are not responsible for many issues that matter to people affected by injury, such as communication or speed.
Given the impact your legal representative can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, choosing a lawyer that matches your needs is an important first step.
Do you have to choose a lawyer in Lowestoft?
Many solicitors operate throughout England and Wales, 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.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for moderate shoulder injuries, for example, ranges from £6,380 to £10,340 (based on 2015 market data).
The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Lowestoft solicitor reviews
The levels of service provided by lawyers, as with any professional service, vary considerably.
Reading reviews can be instructive when contemplating which solicitor to pick.
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What kinds of claims does Quittance handle in Lowestoft?
Compensation can be arranged for a broad range of injuries in Lowestoft and Suffolk. We have helped with injuries and illness including:
Clinical and medical negligence in Lowestoft
Medical negligence - which is more accurately referred to as clinical negligence - is the term used to describe a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a healthcare professional. Our panel of injury solicitors covering Lowestoft have assisted with legal action made against NHS and private hospitals that include Lowestoft Hospital, Tennyson Road, Lowestoft, NR32 1PT.
Lowestoft solicitors for serious injury compensation
The lasting impact of a serious or catastrophic injury is acknowledged by insurers and the Courts when calculating compensation.
The Quittance team fight hard for the maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, which includes compensation for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy.
Personal injury solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness ranging from occupational asthma to asthma caused by enzymes.
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics underscore the fact that employee slips and trips are still the most prevalent cause of injury in the Suffolk workplace. Slips and trips are sometimes the precursor to accidents filed under a different category such as being hit by an object falling from a ladder or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place (Waveney local authority) accident claims injuries like bruised legs experienced on pavement ice are also quite common with recent pavement crack trips having occurred on Pakefield St and on Carlton Rd.
Road traffic claims
Quittances network of accredited no win, no fee personal injury lawyers have years of experience in obtaining the best compensation for people hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Lowestoft.
Road accidents involving vehicles in Lowestoft are quite common. Gov. uk statistics show 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. Accidents in Lowestoft in 2013 included car crashes on the A1117 and A1144 roundabout and on the A1117 and B1375 roundabout.
Accidents at work
Quittance has assisted people, from scaffolding erectors to materials specialists, to get the compensation they deserve. Work accident statistics for the Waveney local authority reported under reporting legislation by the Government in the following table:
|Work accidents in Waveney Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Contact with machinery||16||7||1|
|Exposed to explosion||0||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)||4||2||6|
|Fall from height (ladder)||11||10||10|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||58||49||42|
|Hit by vehicle||2||4||2|
|Struck by object||30||9||10|
How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors handle Lowestoft cases
Lawyers taking care of injury claims in Lowestoft generally conduct the legal work on a CFA (Conditional Fee Agreement), known as a No Win, No Fee agreement.
This prevents your solicitor from charging any legal fees if they lose the case.
A success fee is levied by personal injury solicitors that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). This fee will be taken out of your compensation settlement and will be usually 25 percent.
Will the Claimant need to pay any hidden costs?
No Win, No Fee should mean that you will have absolutely no hidden costs and there is nothing to pay if the claim is unsuccessful. With the Quittance network's No Win, No Fee, there are no catches hiding in the small print and you will not be charged unexpected costs.
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What should you do next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Making the right decision for you depends on the right information. Get any questions answered before you make a decision.
If you have more questions before picking up the phone, try our FAQ section.
Get a claim underway
Phone an expert lawyer on 0800 612 7456 to begin the compensation claim. Alternatively, you can start a claim online here.
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