A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Woodbridge or anywhere in the country, our personal injury lawyers can help with your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Can I make a injury claim?

Updated: September 13, 2016

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, Quittance can assist you with a claim.

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims for personal injury compensation must usually be made within a three-year window.

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as noise-induced deafness may still be eligible for compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in such circumstances.

In the majority of cases, proving an injury claim has three key elements. It must be demonstrated 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 and both practical and legal advice can be offered through a free phone consultation with an Woodbridge injury lawyer.

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Compensation calculator

The personal injury compensation you will receive is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use claim calculator gives an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

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Road traffic accident claims in Woodbridge

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of best of breed road traffic accident solicitors have vast experience in obtaining optimum settlements for Claimants hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Woodbridge.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Woodbridge are relatively frequent. Gov.uk statistics show 25 fatal accidents, 266 serious accidents and 1923 slight accidents in 2013 in Suffolk (Total events were 2214 local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,349. Accidents in the Woodbridge region in 2013 included car crashes on the A12 and A1152 roundabout and on the A12 and B1079 roundabout.

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Work accident claims in Woodbridge

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people injured in an accident, from soldiers to volunteer work organisers, to claim work accident compensation. Accident at work statistics for the Suffolk Coastal local authority reported in accordance with RIDDOR by the Government as follows:

Work accidents in Suffolk Coastal Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Other282718
Machinery related injury666
Fire related001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)520
Fall from height341020
Injured by an animal332
Lifting and handling injuries813539
Physical assault526
Slip or trip724355
Struck against261520
Hit by vehicle345
Hit by falling object212419
Trapped under falling object001

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Other claims we handle

Clinical and medical negligence in Woodbridge

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person is injured due to a GP or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you are just looking for closure or answers instead of claiming compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, for example, you can write to Heath Road, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Slips and trips

Reported statistics emphasise the fact that slips and trips are the most frequent accident in the Suffolk workplace. These types of accident are quite often lead to accidents recorded in another category for instance being hit by moving machinery, when supporting another person or a toxic substance accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like fractured vertebrae occurring on pavement cracks are also common with recent dislodged paving slab trips having occurred recently.

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help with getting compensation for industrial injuries ranging from NIHL to pleural thickening.

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Woodbridge experts for serious injury compensation

Quittance recognise the difference a successful claim can make to the lives of seriously injured Claimants. The Quittance team fight hard for compensation for severe injury and illness, which includes claiming for medical expenses and care costs.

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Woodbridge 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 Woodbridge and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the team

Quittance's national network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Woodbridge and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected on the basis of their track record in winning claims, our solicitors have years of experience.

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

Quittance is a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in Woodbridge, Suffolk and across the UK, obtain compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have helped hundreds of people throughout Suffolk seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents in the workplace and accidents on the road.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and specialist advice, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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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 do you select the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

It can take several months for the majority of claims to have a settlement negotiated. Claims involving disputed liability or severe injury can take longer. The SRA regulates all solicitors, but service levels can vary.

Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your recovery, picking an injury lawyer that meets your needs is an important first step.

The contrast in the amount of success fees charged by lawyers is surprising.

E.g. the amount of compensation retained by a successful Claimant being awarded compensation of ?49,297 for leg fractures could conceivably vary from ?29,578 to ?41,902.

Further reading How to compare personal injury solicitors

Look into Woodbridge solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by lawyers, as with any service, vary enormously.

Reviews can be a good place to start when deciding which solicitor best serves your needs.

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Do you need a local injury lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the solicitor is not particularly relevant as injury cases are normally run by phone and email.

You will need to choose a firm that offers national medical centres as you will almost always be expected to attend a medical assessment.

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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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