Updated: Wednesday, 3rd August 2016
Whether you are based in Needham Market or anywhere in the UK, our experienced personal injury lawyers can handle your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.
Making an injury claim
Compensation claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.
Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like noise-induced deafness are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what matters in these situations.
To win a personal injury case, your lawyer must prove:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
Starting your claim as soon as possible will allow your lawyer to gather supporting statements from witnesses.
How to pick the best injury lawyer
Finding the most appropriate solicitors' practice for your case is your most important step towards successfully claiming the highest compensation award for your injuries.
With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Needham Market, what is the best way to make sure you select the most appropriate law firm to advise you?
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.
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 deafness could vary between £73,315 and £88,660 (based on 2015 market research).
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Will I need a local Needham Market lawyer ?
The location of a law firm is not especially important as cases are run without the need to meet the solicitor.
You will need to instruct a firm that has national medical centres as Claimants will be expected to attend a medical examination.
Further reading - Do you have a medical centre near me?
Solicitor reviews in Needham Market - What to consider
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.
What kinds of compensation claims do you conduct in Needham Market?
Quittance's network of experienced lawyers assist Claimants in Needham Market and across Suffolk whose circumstances were diverse and which resulted in serious injury.
Road accidents in Needham Market
Quittances panel of accredited road traffic accident injury solicitors have decades of experience in securing the highest damages for people injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Needham Market.
Road accidents involving vehicles in Needham Market are reasonably common. Government statistics reveal a total of 2214 accidents (1923 slight accidents, 266 serious accidents and 25 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Suffolk council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,349.
Solicitors can help with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from asbestos related disease to farmers lung.
Medical and clinical negligence in Needham Market
Medical negligence (more accurately referred to as 'clinical negligence') is when an injury follows a breach of the duty of care by a General Practitioner or any other healthcare professional, either private or NHS. An example could be an accident and emergency compensation claim. Quittance's panel of solicitors covering Needham Market have helped people with claims filed against the health service including The Ipswich Hospital, Heath Road, ..., Ipswich, IP4 5PD.
Accidents in the workplace
We have helped Claimants, from members of the army to magazine features editors, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Injury and illness statistics in the Mid Suffolk local authority reported under legislation by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:
|Work accidents in Mid Suffolk Local Authority HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||2||1||0|
|Machinery related injury||7||6||4|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||1||1||0|
|Exposure to toxic substance||4||1||1|
|Fall from height (ladder)||14||9||9|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||6||1||2|
|Lifting and handling injuries||41||29||34|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||43||45||32|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||1||1|
|Struck by object||14||9||6|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||0||1|
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Reported statistics underline the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most common accident at work in Suffolk. Slips and trips are quite often the initiators of injuries recorded in another category like being hit by a reversing vehicle, when supporting another person or an animal related accident. Public liability claims for injuries like torn ligaments suffered on obstructed walkways are also quite common with pothole trips having occurred on Ipswich St and on High St.
Serious injury solicitors handling cases in Needham Market
Quittance recognise the critical change compensation will make to seriously injured Claimants. A claim will ease the financial burden on an injured person so they can prioritise recovery.
Our panel of specialist lawyers have for many years aided Claimants affected by serious accidents.
How No Win, No Fee lawyers handle claims for compensation in Needham Market
Conditional Fee Agreements, also known as No Win, No Fee agreements cover Claimants from the obligation to pay legal fees if they do not win their claim for compensation.
Will there be any additional costs?
Some firms could impose additional fees should the claim fail. Through a Quittance injury lawyer, No Win, No Fee is assured, with nothing extra in the small print.
Click here to read more about about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get answers to your questions
Making the right decision depends on getting the right information. Get any questions answered before you instruct a solicitor.
If you need more information before calling, try our FAQ section.
Get a compensation claim started
Phone an injury claims expert on 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) to commence your claim. Alternatively, you can begin your personal injury claim online here.
Talk to Quittance's team today for more detail about you claim. Call us on 0800 612 7456 or get a callback.