A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in North Walsham or anywhere in the UK, Quittance can take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a compensation claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

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What are the criteria for making a claim?

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.

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Injury claims calculator

The level of compensation you will be awarded is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our easy to use calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

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Road traffic accident claims in North Walsham

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Quittance's network of skilled road traffic accident personal injury solicitors are experienced in securing the best awards for claimants injured in a car accident in North Walsham.

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Work accident claims in North Walsham

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury010
Machinery related injury1169
Exposed to explosion001
Fire related (e.g. burns)110
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)110
Fall from height71310
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)101
Lifting and handling injuries391922
Physical assault413
Slip or trip563225
Struck against233
Struck by moving vehicle321
Hit by falling object161012
Trapped by something collapsing201

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Other claims

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help with claiming compensation for industrial injuries ranging from asbestos related disease to asthma caused by flour.

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Serious injury

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.

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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.

Medical negligence in North Walsham

When someone suffers injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

You can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for a better understanding of events instead of financial damages. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.

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North Walsham 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 North Walsham and throughout the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

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Meet our team

Quittance's national panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in North Walsham, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are selected for their specialist knowledge and their success rate in winning claims.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What is Quittance's track record of injury claims in North Walsham?

Quittance is a UK-wide network of expert solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in North Walsham, Norfolk and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we assisted 100's of injured claimants throughout Norfolk get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from cycling accidents to accidents in the workplace.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

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.

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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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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