A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you live in Stowmarket or anywhere in the UK, Quittance can assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims for compensation must, in most cases, be made within a 3-year window.

In most cases, a successful compensation claim involves three components. It must be shown that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Making your claim sooner will allow your solicitor to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.

Calculate your compensation

The financial compensation you are likely to get depends on a number of factors. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives you a good idea of your potential compensation award.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Stowmarket

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of knowledgeable no win, no fee injury solicitors are experienced in getting the highest damages for people who have been hurt in a car accident in Stowmarket.

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Stowmarket are relatively commonplace. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 25 fatal accidents, 266 serious accidents and 1923 slight accidents in 2013 in Suffolk (Total events were 2214 local authority district. In 2014 the total had increased to 2,349. Incidents in Stowmarket in 2013 included crashes on the A14 and A1120 roundabout and on the A1120 and B1113 roundabout.

See: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Stowmarket

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people, from plasterers to secondary school teachers, to secure financial compensation awards. Injury and illness figures for the Stowmarket local authority are listed in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the HSE excerpted below:

Work accidents in Mid Suffolk Local Authority HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury210
Machinery related injury764
Fire related (e.g. burns)110
Exposure to toxic substance411
Fall from height (ladder)1499
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)612
Lifting and handling injuries412934
Physical assault6117
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)434532
Struck against753
Struck by moving vehicle311
Struck by object1496
Trapped by something collapsing001

See: Work accident compensation

Other claims handled by Quittance

Medical and clinical negligence in Stowmarket

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person suffers injury or illness due to a doctor or other health worker's carelessness. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are just looking for a formal account of what went wrong rather than injury compensation. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, you can contact Heath Road, Ipswich, Suffolk.

See: Clinical negligence claims

Slip and trip accidents

Health and Safety data reveal that employee slips and trips are by some margin the most prevalent accident at work in Suffolk and the UK. These types of accident are typically related to accidents recorded in another category like being hit by an object falling from a machine, being trapped by something or an exposure to fire accident. Public place cases for injuries like broken shoulders occurring on potholes are also common with pavement trips having happened in the area.

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness including anything from asbestos related illness to vibration white finger.

See: Industrial disease claims

Stowmarket experts for serious injury compensation

The lasting effect of serious and catastrophic injury is acknowledged by Courts and insurance companies when they are determining compensation.

Quittance's team fight to achieve compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness. This includes claiming for medical expenses and care costs. Quittance's network of specialist solicitor firms for many years have aided families affected by severe accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are considered by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include lung cancer and major surgical negligence.

See: Catastrophic injury claims

Stowmarket No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Stowmarket and across the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet our team

Our national panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Stowmarket and including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Selected on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

Have Quittance solicitors handled many claims in Stowmarket?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that assists claimants in Stowmarket, Suffolk and throughout the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of people in Suffolk seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from ladder accidents to car accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, make our claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.

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 means you will never be out of pocket.

How to choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Identifying the most suitable personal injury solicitor to act for you is a key step towards successfully claiming the most compensation.

How can you make sure you choose the most appropriate company to act for you?

Will you need to choose a local Stowmarket legal firm ?

The whereabouts of the solicitors office is not particularly relevant as injury cases now tend to be managed remotely.

It is however necessary to instruct a solicitors' firm that has national medical centres as claimants will usually be expected to go to a medical assessment.

More details : Can I attend a medical centre near me?

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For loss of smell, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?20,185 to ?26,620 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Stowmarket solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by solicitors, as with any service, can vary a great deal.

Reading reviews can certainly be revealing when deciding which solicitor to act for you.

See Solicitor reviews

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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