A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Sheringham or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert injury lawyers will manage your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a injury claim?

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

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What are the criteria for making a claim?

Personal injury claims must be made within 3 years of the injury in the majority of cases.

To win a Sheringham personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

Your lawyer can take you through each of these points and will explain how they apply to your claim.

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How much can I claim?

The amount of compensation you will receive is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

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Road traffic accident claims in Sheringham

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Sheringham are common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 2391 accidents (1999 slight accidents, 352 serious accidents and 40 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Norfolk local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 2,578.

Quittance's network of expert road traffic accident personal injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in getting the best general and special damages for claimants injured in a road accident in Sheringham.

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Work accident claims in Sheringham

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for self employed or employed claimants, from scaffolding erectors to production managers, to claim for their work related injuries. Accident information for the North Norfolk local authority reported under RIDDOR legislation by the Government:

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 types of claim

Slips, trips and falls

Health and Saftey Executive statistics show that slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most frequent accident at work in Norfolk and the UK as a whole. Slips and trips are frequently lead to injuries classified under another heading for instance being hit by a moving object or a lake drowning accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries such as facial scarring happening on pavement ice are also common with recent falls having happened on High Street and on Cromer Rd.

Medical and clinical negligence in Sheringham

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a patient is injured as the result of the carelessness of a consultant or other health professional. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

You can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened instead of starting an injury claim. You can contact Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, for example, to make a formal complaint against James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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Industrial disease

Lawyers can assist with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from radiation exposure to siderosis.

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Sheringham solicitors for serious injury compensation claims

The Quittance team understand the critical difference a successful claim can make to the lives of people whose lives have been impacted by severe injury. By relieving the financial stress a major injury imposes on an injured person and their family, an injury claim enables individuals to focus on their rehabilitation.

Read more about Catastrophic injury compensation claims

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Sheringham 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 Sheringham and throughout the UK.

See: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

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Meet our team

Quittance's national network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Sheringham, including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their success rate in winning claims and their specialist expertise.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What experience do your solicitors have of winning claims in Sheringham?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that assists claimants in Sheringham, Norfolk and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.

In 2017, we have helped 100's of injured claimants in Norfolk seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from pedestrian accidents to building site accidents.

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

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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.

Help for those looking for a personal injury solicitor

In many cases a claim can take several months to complete. For serious injury cases, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA regulates all solicitors, but the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your recovery, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is vital.

Do you need to instruct a local Sheringham solicitor ?

The location of a solicitor is not so critical as injury cases are normally conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to instruct a company that has medical facilities near you as claimants will have to attend a medical exam.

Read about : Do you have a local medical centre?

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Read Sheringham solicitor reviews

Levels of service offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary a great deal.

Reading reviews can certainly be enlightening if you are weighing up which solicitor to work with.

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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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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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