A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

No matter whether you live in Sudbury or anywhere in the UK, Quittance can help with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a compensation claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Compensation A claim 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.

How much compensation can I claim?

The amount of compensation you will receive is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Sudbury

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people, from carpenters to secretaries, 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)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock301
Contact with machinery455
Explosion related001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. carbon monoxide poisoning)740
Fall from height131718
Injured by an animal222
Lifting and handling injuries562845
Physical attack703
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)694543
Struck against935
Struck by moving vehicle932
Hit by object353220

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Road traffic accident claims in Sudbury

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes 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.

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Other types of claim

Clinical negligence in Sudbury

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a person sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you are just looking for an explanation as to what went wrong instead of financial damages, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to make a complaint against Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, you can contact Heath Road, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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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.

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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.

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help claimants with securing compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from asbestos related disease to rubber industry health and safety lapses.

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Sudbury 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 Sudbury and throughout the UK.

See: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of claims in Sudbury and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Chosen for their track record in winning claims, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

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

What is Quittance's track record of winning claims in Sudbury?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Sudbury, Suffolk and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Suffolk get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and building site accidents.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make the 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 gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

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.

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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.

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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?

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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