Updated: Wednesday, 3rd August 2016
No matter whether you live in Sudbury or anywhere in the UK, Quittance can can help with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near you.
Making an injury claim
Compensation claims must usually be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like RSI are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date of diagnosis is what matters in these situations.
In order to win a Sudbury personal injury case, it must be proven 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.
Guidance for those looking for a personal injury solicitor
It can take many months for the majority of claims to conclude. Injury claims for very serious injury or illness can take much longer. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), but the quality of service does vary.
Your lawyer should be someone you are able to rely on throughout the claims process to provide specialist legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.
Read Sudbury solicitor reviews
Service standards provided by lawyers, as with any service, can vary.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be informative when considering which lawyer to pick.
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 serious neck injuries involving fractures or damage to discs, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £53,075 to £105,875 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
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?".
Do you need to go with a local legal firm ?
The whereabouts of the law firm is less critical as cases can be managed remotely.
You will need to instruct a law firm with medical facilities near you as you will almost always have to go to a medical exam.
Further reading - Do you have a local medical centre?
Legal cases Quittance conducts in Sudbury
Quittance's network of personal injury solicitors have guided clients in Sudbury and Suffolk whose circumstances were diverse and which resulted in serious injury including:
Serious injury lawyers in Sudbury
We recognise the change a compensation claim makes to the lives of seriously injured Claimants. Damages will ease the financial load and reduce the pressure on an injured person so they can focus on rehabilitation. Our panel of lawyers correspond with insurance companies and medical providers to ensure people impacted by severe accidents get the support they need.
Accidents at work
We have helped people, from carpenters to secretarys, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Work accident statistics in the Braintree local authority made available under reporting legislation by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:
|Work accidents in Braintree Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Contact with machinery||4||5||5|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. carbon monoxide poisoning)||7||4||0|
|Fall from height||13||17||18|
|Injured by an animal||2||2||2|
|Lifting and handling injuries||56||28||45|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||69||45||43|
|Struck by moving vehicle||9||3||2|
|Hit by object||35||32||20|
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Sudbury
Road traffic accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Sudbury are reasonably common. Official statistics show 25 fatal accidents, 266 serious accidents and 1923 slight accidents in 2013 in Suffolk (Total events were 2214 council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,349. Incidents in the Sudbury area in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the A131 and B1115 junction and on the A134 and B1508 roundabout.
Our panel of professional no win, no fee solicitors have a wealth of experience in getting maximum damages for people injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Sudbury.
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) figures stress the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent accident at work in Suffolk and the UK in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are often the cause of injuries classified under another heading like being hit by a runaway vehicle, a fall from a height or a harmful substance accident. Public place (Braintree local authority) litigation for injuries like bruised backs occurring on potholes are also quite prevalent with street falls having happened in the local area.
Clinical negligence in Sudbury
Medical negligence, which is now correctly referred to as 'clinical negligence', is the legal term a breach in the duty of care on the part of a healthcare professional. Our experienced panel of personal injury lawyers covering Sudbury have helped with compensation claims brought against infirmaries and hospitals including St Leonards Hospital, Newton Road, Sudbury, CO10 2RQ.
Personal injury solicitors can help Claimants with securing compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from asbestos related disease to rubber industry health and safety lapses.
No Win, No Fee Personal injury Solicitors in Sudbury
When you succeed, your legal fees must be paid by the Defendant. In the event that your solicitor loses the compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your solicitor states that you will not have to pay the solicitor's fees.
A 'success fee' will be charged by Sudbury solicitors that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). The success fee is in most cases 25 percent and is deducted from your award or settlement.
Are there hidden fees in the small print?
No Win, No Fee means that you will have absolutely no hidden costs. With the Quittance network's 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee, there is no risk of being charged extra costs and there are no catches hiding in the small print. Click here for more information about our No Win, No Fee.
What should happen next?
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