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?

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
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

Medical negligence - which is correctly known as 'Clinical Negligence' - is the legal term a breach in the duty of care on the part of a GP or any other medical provider. An example case might be a cancer negligence compensation claim. Quittance's expert panel of injury solicitors covering Thetford have assisted with cases filed against hospitals that include BMI St Edmunds Hospital, St. Mary's Square, Bury St. Edmunds, IP33 2AA.

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No Win, No Fee Personal injury Solicitors in Thetford

CFAs, also known as No Win, No Fee agreements preserve Thetford Claimants from an obligation to pay their solicitor's fees if the claim is not won.

100% No Win, No Fee

No Win, No Fee means that you will have absolutely no hidden costs and you will not be out of pocket if you lose your claim. With our No Win, No Fee, you will not be charged unexpected costs and there will be no catch hiding in the small print. Read more about our No Win, No Fee


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