Updated: Wednesday, 3rd August 2016
Whether you are based in Norwich or anywhere in the country, our experienced personal injury lawyers can take on your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.
Making an injury claim
Claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of the injury.
Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like asbestosis are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In such cases, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that is important.
For the majority of injury claims, proving an injury claim involves three components. It must be proven that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.
Finding the best lawyer
Choosing the best legal representation for your case is a critical step towards getting the highest compensation award for your injuries.
With approximately 100 offices within a 25 radius of Norwich (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority website) - how do you make sure you instruct the best firm to advise you?
Reviews for lawyers in Norwich
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach offered by different firms.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.
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 a serious back injury, for example, ranges from £59,950 to £71,500 (based on 2015 market data).
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?".
Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Norwich?
As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a personal injury solicitor near you.
Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
What claims for compensation do you conduct in Norwich?
It is possible to make a claim for a broad range of injuries in Norwich. Quittance have assisted with injuries and illness including:
Solicitors can help with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses that range from asbestosis to welders lung.
Accidents at work
Quittance has handled claims for Claimants, from catering assistants to nurses, to seek financial compensation. Work accident statistics in the Norwich local authority are listed in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:
|HSE reported work accidents in Norwich Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||4||8||4|
|Exposed to fire||0||1||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)||4||1||2|
|Fall from height||17||17||8|
|Slip or trip||63||58||41|
|Hit by vehicle||4||0||3|
|Struck by object||27||22||10|
|Trapped underneath something||2||0||0|
Medical and clinical negligence in Norwich
Medical negligence - which is now more properly called Clinical Negligence - is the term for when an injury is associated with a breach in the duty of care on the part of a healthcare provider. Quittance's panel of lawyers covering Norfolk and Norwich have assisted with compensation claims filed against local hospitals including Colman Hospital, Unthank Road, Norwich, NR2 2PJ.
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Health and Saftey Executive statistics show that slips and trips are by some margin the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Norfolk. They are typically the precursor to injuries attributed to other reasons like being hit by an object falling from a machine or a drowning accident. Public liability accident claims injuries, such as sprained ankles experienced on obstructed footpaths are also common with trips having occurred on Queens Rd and on Dereham Rd.
Norwich lawyers for serious injury claims
The Quittance team recognise the change an injury claim makes to severely injured Claimants.
Our network of lawyers work to get compensation for major injuries. This includes compensation for medical treatment and care costs. Our network of law firms have aided people recover damages for numerous major injuries and conditions. Injury and illness categorised as catastrophic or serious range from chemical poisoning to serious pharmaceutical error.
Road traffic claims
Road accidents involving all vehicles in Norwich are relatively 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 district. By 2014 the total had increased to 2,578. Accidents in Norwich in 2013 included car crashes on the A11 and A140 roundabout and on the A11 and A147 roundabout.
Our panel of best of breed personal injury lawyers have years of experience in achieving optimum settlements for people injured in a road accident in Norwich.
No Win, No Fee Solicitors in Norwich
Conditional Fee Agreements, more commonly known as No Win, No Fee agreements preserve injured Claimants from a requirement to pay their legal fees if they do not succeed in their claim.
A 'success fee' is levied by lawyers serving Norwich that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The fee is generally 25 percent and will be taken from your compensation.
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What should happen 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
Before you choose to instruct a solicitor arm yourself with as much information as possible. This can help you make the best choice.
Find more information online without being required to call a solicitor. Read more frequently asked questions here.
Start your injury claim
When you are ready to proceed, you can start the compensation claim by calling 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) or with the contact form.
Speak to a member of Quittance's panel of experts today for more information about the process. Phone 0800 612 7456 or book a callback.