A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

No matter whether you are based in Thetford or anywhere else in the UK, our personal injury solicitors can handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.

Do I have a claim?

Updated: October 22, 2016

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and a third party was at fault, we can assist you with a compensation claim.

What are the criteria for making a claim?

People with certain illnesses or conditions like hand-arm vibration syndrome are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of diagnosis that is important.

Whether a claim is being made for a road accident in Thetford, there are three elements to a successful personal injury 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

Answers to your questions and practical guidance will be offered through a no-obligation phone consultation with an expert solicitor.

Calculate my compensation

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our injury calculator provides a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

Road traffic accident claims in Thetford

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving vehicles in Thetford are relatively commonplace. Gov.uk statistics show 40 fatal accidents, 352 serious accidents and 1999 slight accidents in 2013 in Norfolk (Total events were 2391 local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 2,578. Accidents in the Thetford area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A11 and A134 roundabout and on the A11 and B1107 roundabout.

Our panel of best of breed no win no fee personal injury lawyers are experienced in negotiating optimum awards for people hurt in a road accident in Thetford.

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Work accident claims in Thetford

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people, from warehouse assistants to systems designers, to get the compensation they deserve. Work accident figures for the Forest Heath local authority collated under reporting legislation by the Government and set out below:

Workplace accidents in Forest Heath Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Other242525
Electric shock injury201
Machinery related injury521
Exposed to explosion001
Harmful substance related241
Fall from height342829
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)713953
Lifting and carrying312021
Physical assault162010
Slip, trip, fall same level433325
Struck against723
Struck by moving vehicle331
Struck by object8413
Trapped under falling object022

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Thetford solicitors for serious injury compensation

The Quittance team understand the vital change a compensation claim makes to seriously injured Claimants. By limiting the pressure serious injury puts on an injured Claimant and their dependants, compensation helps them to prioritise their rehabilitation.

Our panel of lawyers have aided Claimants receive damages for many chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries referred to as serious and catastrophic include eye injuries and deep vein thrombosis.

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Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from mesothelioma to mercury poisoning.

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Slip, trip and fall accidents

Reported statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips and trips are the most common cause of injury at work in Norfolk in 2015. Slips and trips are typically lead to accidents recorded in a different category like being hit by a moving object, a lifting injury or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability litigation for injuries like bruised backs happening on obstructed pathways are also common with street trips having happened in the area.

Clinical and medical negligence in Thetford

When a patient is injured due to a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you are just looking for answers instead of a compensation award, you can raise a formal complaint. You can write to Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, for example, to make a complaint against James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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Thetford No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Thetford and the whole of the UK.

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

Meet the team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Thetford, from more minor injury cases to catastrophic injury. Selected because of their track record in recovering compensation, our solicitors have years of experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

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

How much experience do you have of handling claims in Thetford?

We are a nationwide network of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that assists people in Thetford, Norfolk and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have helped 100's of injured claimants across Norfolk seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including injuries sustained at work and car accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that claiming compensation is as stress-free as possible.

FAQs

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

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

What to think about when choosing the best personal injury solicitor

Choosing the best solicitor to assist you is a key step towards securing the highest compensation award for your illness or injuries.

How can you ensure you choose the most appropriate one to work with?

Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Thetford?

You do not need to instruct a lawyer near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Read Thetford solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by solicitors, as with any service, vary considerably.

Online reviews can certainly be a good place to start when considering which solicitor to go with.

See Personal injury solicitors reviews

The contrast in the amount of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums charged by firms often surprises prospective Claimants.

For instance the amount retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of ?15,687 for neck injuries causing spondylosis, serious limitation of movement or permanent/recurring pain might vary from ?9,412 to ?13,334.

Read more at How to compare personal injury solicitors

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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