A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Mildenhall or anywhere else in England or Wales, our personal injury solicitors can assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a claim for compensation?

If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims must, in most cases, be made within a 3-year window.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it must be shown that:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the defendant
  • That duty was breached by the defendant
  • The defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

The lawyer will consider how your case will relate to these issues.

Calculate my compensation

The amount of compensation you will receive is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our calculator provides you with an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Mildenhall

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving all vehicles in Mildenhall are relatively frequent. Official statistics show 25 fatal accidents, 266 serious accidents and 1923 slight accidents in 2013 in Suffolk (Total events were 2214 council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,349. Accidents in the Mildenhall region in 2013 included traffic collisions on the A11 and A1101 roundabout and on the A11 and A1065 roundabout.

Quittance's network of expert road traffic accident personal injury lawyers have vast experience in obtaining the highest compensation for claimants who have been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Mildenhall.

Read more: Road accident claim

Work accident claims in Mildenhall

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people, from bricklayers to market research executives, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Work accident data for the Forest Heath local authority made available in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:

Workplace accidents in Forest Heath Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
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

Read more: Accident at work compensation claims

Other claims

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help with getting compensation for industrial injuries that range from noise induced hearing loss to emphysema.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation claim

Mildenhall lawyers for serious injury compensation

Quittance recognise the critical change injury compensation can make to the lives of people who have been impacted by catastrophic and serious injury. Compensation should lessen the financial load and reduce stress so a claimant and their dependants so they can prioritise recovery.

Quittance's network of law firms have aided people claim damages for numerous catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries referred to as catastrophic or serious include cancer and degloving injuries.

Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Slip and trip accidents

Official statistics underscore the fact that employee slips and trips are by far the most common accident at work in Suffolk and the UK in 2015. These types of accident are sometimes the initiators of accidents attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by machinery or a fire related accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like sprained wrists happening on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with pothole trips having happened on Market Place and on Canons Walk.

Clinical negligence in Mildenhall

Clinical negligence describes when someone is injured as the result of the carelessness of a consultant or other health professional. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you only want a deeper understanding of what happened rather than financial compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, for example, you can write to Heath Road, Ipswich, Suffolk.

Read more: Clinical negligence compensation claims

Mildenhall No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Mildenhall and throughout the UK.

See: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Mildenhall and including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their level of specialist experience and their track record in recovering compensation.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

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

Have you handled many Mildenhall claims?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of specialist personal injury solicitors that assists people injured in Mildenhall, Suffolk and across the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Last year, we have helped 100's of claimants in Suffolk seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to scaffolding accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, make our claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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 don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

Compensation for a compensation claim can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be agreed. The SRA regulates all solicitors, but service levels can vary.

Given the impact your legal representative can have on your recovery, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is vital.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For a wrist fracture, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?2,860 to ?3,850 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Comparing Mildenhall personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to strictly professional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.

Will you need to instruct a local Mildenhall lawyer ?

The location of the solicitors office is not relevant as injury cases can be conducted remotely.

However, you should select a solicitors practice that has a national network as you will usually have to attend a medical examination.

Read about - Can I attend a medical centre near me?

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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