A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

No matter whether you are based in Taverham or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can handle your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a centre near you .

Can I make a compensation claim?

Updated: September 24, 2016

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

Eligibility to claim

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as hand-arm vibration syndrome are frequently still able to claim even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in these situations.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it must be shown 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.

Getting your claim started sooner will allow the solicitor to gather evidence and witness statements.

Injury claims calculator

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our easy to use claim calculator gives an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

Work accident claims in Taverham

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants, from dental nurses to systems designers, to seek financial compensation. Work injury data in the Broadland local authority are listed under RIDDOR by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:

Workplace accidents in Broadland Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Undefined474221
Machinery related771
Explosion related (e.g. gas)101
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)022
Fall from height9109
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)434
Lifting and handling injuries392222
Physical assault433642
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)494225
Struck against342
Hit by vehicle412
Struck by object1287

Read more: Injured at work claim

Road traffic accident claims in Taverham

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Taverham are relatively common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 2391 accidents (1999 slight accidents, 352 serious accidents and 40 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Norfolk local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,578.

Our panel of expert road traffic accident (RTA) injury solicitors have vast experience in achieving the best compensation for anyone hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Taverham.

Read more: Road traffic accident claim

Other claims we handle

Clinical and medical negligence in Taverham

Clinical negligence is the term used when someone sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you only want the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to injury compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. To make a formal complaint against James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.

Read more: Medical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help Claimants with securing compensation for industrial illness that include anything from allergic contact dermatitis to solvent exposure.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation

Slip and trip injuries

Reported data expose the fact that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most common accident at work in Norfolk. Slips, trips and falls are often the precursor to accidents recorded in a different category like being hit by an object falling from a vehicle or a river drowning accident. Public place (Broadland local authority) litigation for injuries such as fractured vertebrae happening on potholes are also quite common with recent slips having occurred in the area.

Serious injury solicitors serving Taverham

Quittance recognise the difference a compensation claim can make to severely injured Claimants.

Quittance's network of lawyers fight to achieve maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, including damages for long-term medical treatment and care costs.

Read more: Serious injury compensation

Taverham No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Taverham and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the team

Our national panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Taverham and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation and their level of 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

How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of winning claims in Taverham?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of SRA regulated solicitors that assists people injured in Taverham, Norfolk and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants across Norfolk seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to part-time worker injuries.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on your recovery.

FAQs

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

How to find the best solicitor for your compensation claim

Choosing the most appropriate injury solicitor to assist you is an important step towards securing the most compensation for your accident.

With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Taverham, how do you make sure you select the most appropriate legal practice to handle your case?

Reviews for solicitors in Taverham

Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach offered by different firms.

Do you need a local lawyer ?

The location of a solicitor is not especially important as cases can be managed without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to instruct a law firm that offers national medical coverage as you will almost always have to attend a medical exam.

Read more : Do you have a medical centre in or near Taverham?

The difference in the amount of success fees and insurance premiums charged by law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is huge.

For example the amount retained by a successful Claimant being awarded compensation of ?5,154 for minor eye injuries could vary from ?3,092 to ?4,381.

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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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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