A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Swaffham or anywhere else in the UK, our personal injury solicitors will manage your claim and we will always set up a medical at a local medical centre.

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Personal injury claims should usually be made within a three-year window.

People with certain illnesses or conditions like industrial deafness may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In such cases, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is considered.

For the majority of injury claims, there are three main elements to proving a claim. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

Injury claims calculator

The level of compensation you will be awarded is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our online calculator gives you an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Swaffham

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped people, from lathe operators to special education teachers, to claim injury compensation. Work accident figures for the Breckland local authority are listed in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the HSE excerpted below:

Work accidents in Breckland Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported423728
Electricity related110
Machinery related29912
Fire related (e.g. burns)002
Exposure to harmful substance403
Fall from height (ladder)211517
Injured by an animal649
Physical assault14129
Slip, trip, fall same level593933
Struck against1077
Struck by moving vehicle632
Struck by object242915
Trapped by something collapsing011

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Road traffic accident claims in Swaffham

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Swaffham are relatively commonplace. 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. In 2014 accidents increased to 2,578. Accidents in the Swaffham region in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A1065 and A47 junction and on the single carriageway of the A1065 and B1077 junction.

Quittance's panel of proficient road traffic accident personal injury lawyers have years of experience in negotiating optimum general and special damages for people injured in a car accident in Swaffham.

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Other claims we handle

Serious injury

Quittance's team recognise the difference compensation can make to severely injured claimants. Quittance's panel of solicitors work to get the maximum compensation for serious injuries, including claiming for medical treatment and care costs.

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Medical negligence in Swaffham

When someone is injured due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you are only looking for a deeper understanding of what happened rather than starting an injury claim, you can raise a formal complaint. You can contact Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with getting compensation for industrial illness including anything from NIHL to welding rod fumes exposure.

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Slips and trips

Government statistics indicate that slips, trips and falls are the most common accident in the Norfolk workplace. Slips and trips are typically the initiators of accidents attributed to other reasons like being struck by a moving object or an exposure to fire accident. Public liability accident claims injuries, such as broken wrists experienced on raised kerb stones are also common with pavement trips having happened recently.

Swaffham 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 Swaffham and throughout the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

Quittance Legal Services' national network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Swaffham and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Chosen for their track record in recovering compensation, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

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

What experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Swaffham?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of results-focussed solicitors that helps people in Swaffham, Norfolk and throughout the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants in Norfolk seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from scaffolding accidents to car accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and experienced claims specialists, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

Finding the right injury lawyer

Choosing the most suitable legal expert to represent you is a key step towards receiving the highest compensation award for your injuries.

With some over 75 offices within a 25 radius of Swaffham (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority 2015 database), how can you make sure you instruct the best company to take on your case?

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 hand injuries, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?23,430 to ?50,050 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

Swaffham solicitor reviews

Levels of service offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, vary considerably.

Reading reviews can be enlightening if you are trying to decide which lawyer to act for you and which considerations are most important to you.

Find out more Personal injury solicitors reviews

Will I need to instruct a local legal firm ?

The location of a law firm is not particularly critical as cases are typically handled by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to instruct a company that offers national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will usually have to go to a medical assessment.

Read more : What is the process for attending a medical?

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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