Updated: Saturday, 6th August 2016
No matter whether you live in Watton or anywhere in the UK, we can will manage your claim and we will always set up a medical at a centre near you .
Making a claim
Claims for compensation must usually be made within 3 years of the injury.
People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as hand-arm vibration syndrome may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis, is what starts the three-year time limit in these cases.
To win a Watton personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
What points to think about when locating the right personal injury lawyer
Selecting the most suitable lawyer for your legal case is a crucial step towards securing the best compensation award.
With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Watton - how can you ensure you choose the most appropriate firm to act for you?
What should you look for when checking reviews for solicitors in Watton?
Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.
Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.
The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Which claims for compensation does Quittance conduct?
Compensation could be arranged for a wide range of injuries and illnesses in Watton and across Norfolk. Our team can help with injuries and illness including:
Watton serious injury claims
Quittance's team recognise the critical difference an injury claim can make to the lives of severely injured Claimants. We work to get maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, which includes claiming for medical and care costs. Quittance's panel of law firms have for many years helped Claimants impacted by major accidents.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Reported statistics reveal that employee slips and trips are the most frequent accident at work in Norfolk and the UK. Slips and trips are typically the precursor to accidents recorded in a different category like being hit by moving machinery or a fire related (burn) accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries such as broken ankles sustained on spillages are also quite prevalent with pothole trips having happened in the area.
Road traffic accidents in Watton
Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Watton are not uncommon with a total of 2391 accidents (1999 slight accidents, 352 serious accidents and 40 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Norfolk local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,578.
Our panel of proficient lawyers have vast experience in negotiating optimum compensation for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Watton.
Clinical negligence in Watton
Medical negligence (which is now more accurately referred to as Clinical Negligence) is the term used to describe a failure to carry out a responsibility by a hospital or other medical provider. Quittance's highly experienced panel of solicitors covering Norfolk and Watton have assisted with compensation claims brought against NHS and private hospitals including Swaffham Community Hospital, Sporle Road, Swaffham, PE37 7HL.
Personal injury lawyers can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness ranging from occupational asthma to PCB exposure.
Quittance has assisted claims for self employed and employed people, from scaffolding erectors to technical authors, to claim injury compensation. Injury and illness statistics in the Breckland local authority made available in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:
|Work accidents in Breckland Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||0||0||2|
|Exposure to harmful substance||4||0||3|
|Fall from height (ladder)||21||15||17|
|Injured by an animal||6||4||9|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||59||39||33|
|Struck by moving vehicle||6||3||2|
|Struck by object||24||29||15|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||1||1|
Watton No Win, No Fee Expert Lawyers
Were you to succeed in the compensation claim, the costs for your lawyer will be paid by the Defendant. When your compensation claim is lost, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your solicitor states that their legal fees are not payable.
Does the Claimant need to pay extra fees?
No Win, No Fee means there is nothing owed if the claim is lost. With Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee, there is no catch whatsoever. Read more about our No Win, No Fee
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Quittance provide detailed information helping people affected by injury choose whether to start a claim for injury compensation.
Find more answers online before picking up the phone. Find more frequently asked questions here.
Start your claim for compensation
When you are ready to get underway, you can begin the compensation claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) or with Quittance's contact form.
Talk to Quittance's team to discuss your potential claim. Call us on 0800 612 7456 or get a callback.