Updated: Saturday, 10th September 2016
Whether you live in North Walsham or anywhere in the UK, Quittance can can take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.
Making a claim
Purposeful legislation exists to support Claimants seeking compensation for their injuries, and our panel of specialist lawyers have many years of experience advising clients with regard to the likelihood of success.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as industrial deafness are frequently still able to claim even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what is important in such circumstances.
For the majority of injury claims, there are three elements to a successful personal injury claim. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that:
- the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
- the duty of care was breached
- this breach caused your illness or injury
In all cases, a short, free consultation with a North Walsham-specialist solicitor will provide information and invaluable guidance.
Locating the best personal injury solicitor
You will be liaising with your lawyer for a long period of time, from many months for minor and moderate injury to over a year for complex cases. The SRA regulates all solicitors, but the quality of service does vary.
Given the impact your lawyer can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, choosing a lawyer that matches your needs is an important first step.
The disparity in the amount of personal injury success fees and insurance premiums between different solicitors is vast
As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant having been awarded £67,102 for severe knee injuries can range from £40,261 to £57,036.
Further reading Compare personal injury solicitors fees
Comparing North Walsham personal injury solicitors - online reviews
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from more casual and friendly to formal and traditional. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach offered by different firms.
Will I need a local lawyer ?
The location of the law firm is less important as injury cases are, as a matter of course, managed by phone and email.
However, you should go with a law firm that provides national medical coverage as you will almost always have to go to a medical examination.
Read about : Will I have to attend a medical?
Which types of claims does Quittance handle?
Compensation can be claimed for a wide range of injuries in North Walsham and throughout Norfolk. We have assisted with:
Quittance has helped self employed or employed people injured in an accident, from building site contractors to nature conservation officers, to claim injury compensation. Accident information for the North Norfolk local authority are compiled under RIDDOR regulations by the HSE as follows:
|Work accidents in North Norfolk Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||0||1||0|
|Machinery related injury||11||6||9|
|Exposed to explosion||0||0||1|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||1||1||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)||1||1||0|
|Fall from height||7||13||10|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||1||0||1|
|Lifting and handling injuries||39||19||22|
|Slip or trip||56||32||25|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||2||1|
|Hit by falling object||16||10||12|
|Trapped by something collapsing||2||0||1|
Lawyers can help with claiming compensation for industrial injuries ranging from asbestos related disease to asthma caused by flour.
Courts recognise that serious injuries will have a significant impact on an affected individual. A claim will ease the impact of bills other financial issues on an injured person and their family so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of lawyers have for many years aided Claimants impacted by severe accidents. Injuries and medical conditions which are held to be serious include benzene poisoning, eye injuries and serious psychiatric harm.
Road accidents in North Walsham
Road accidents involving all vehicles in North Walsham are reasonably common. Government statistics reveal a total of 2391 accidents (1999 slight accidents, 352 serious accidents and 40 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Norfolk local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,578.
Quittances network of skilled road traffic accident personal injury solicitors are experienced in in securing the best awards for Claimants injured in a car accident in North Walsham.
Medical negligence in North Walsham
Medical negligence - more properly called Clinical Negligence - is where an injury results from a failing on the part of a healthcare professional, NHS or private. Quittance's panel of lawyers covering Norfolk and North Walsham have helped people with claims made against the health service that include North Walsham Hospital, North Walsham and District War Memorial Hospital, Yarmouth Road, North Walsham, NR28 9AP.
Slip, trip and fall injuries
HSE statistics expose the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Norfolk workplace in 2014/15. Slips and trips are sometimes the cause of accidents recorded in a different category e.g. being hit by hand tools in use, a carrying injury or an animal related accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as torn ligaments sustained on obstructed pathways are also quite prevalent with falls having occurred on North Walsham Rd and on New Road.
How No Win, No Fee lawyers take care of cases in North Walsham
Lawyers handling injury claims in North Walsham generally work on a Conditional Fee Agreement. This is also called a No Win, No Fee agreement. This No Win, No Fee agreement prevents the lawyer from billing you for any legal costs if the claim fails.
100% No Win, No Fee
No Win, No Fee means that you will not owe anything if you lose your claim. With Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee, you will not be charged unexpected costs and there are no catches hiding in the small print.
Click here for more about 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.
Find out more about your claim
Quittance provide jargon-free information to help Claimants decide whether to make a claim for injury compensation.
Get answers to questions asked by potential Claimants on the frequently asked questions page.
Ready to start?
Once you are ready to proceed, you can start the compensation claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or using our contact form here.
If you would like to discuss your options with an injury lawyer before starting, request a callback at a convenient time or phone on 0800 612 7456.