A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

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 .

Have I got a compensation claim?

Updated: September 17, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and another party was liable, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

What are the criteria for 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
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Calculate your compensation

The level of compensation you will be awarded is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our online compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could win.

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Work accident claims in Watton

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
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
Lifting763134
Physical assault14129
Slip, trip, fall same level593933
Struck against1077
Struck by moving vehicle632
Struck by object242915
Trapped by something collapsing011

For more information: No win, no fee work injury compensation claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Watton

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

For more information: Road accident compensation

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Other injury claims

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.

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.

For more information: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness ranging from occupational asthma to PCB exposure.

For more information: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Clinical negligence in Watton

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone is injured due to a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

You could make a formal complaint if you are just looking for closure or answers instead of claiming compensation. To raise a complaint against James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.

For more information: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

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Watton No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Watton and across the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet our team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Watton, from fast track claims to long term industrial disease. Selected because of their track record in recovering compensation, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience recovering compensation for their clients.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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Have you handled many Watton claims?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Watton, Norfolk and throughout the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

We have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Norfolk get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including bike accidents and factory accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean making a claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.

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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. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

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?".

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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