Why choose Quittance for your personal injury claim?

If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.

If your injuries were caused by someone else's actions or negligence, you may be able to claim compensation.

How were you injured?

The injury claims process varies according to how your injury happened.

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Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you sustained an injury:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or where the injury occurred.

It costs nothing to find out if you can claim. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker.

How long does a child have to start a claim?

Claimants who were injured as a child have until their 21st birthday to make a claim on their own behalf. As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can act as a 'litigation friend' and instruct a solicitor to start a compensation claim on behalf of your child.

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the extent of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.

General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

Special damages

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

Calculate my injury compensation

Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.

Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.

Find out what your injury claim could be worth now.

Road accident claims in Attleborough

Road accidents in Attleborough are reasonably common. Government data reveals there were 1799 road accidents in Norfolk in 2021 (1413 slight accidents, 367 accidents and 19 fatalities).

You can claim compensation if you were injured as a driver or passenger and another road user was liable. You can also claim compensation if you were injured as a motorcyclist, cyclist or pedestrian.

Whether you have been hurt in a collision on a roundabout, or you were involved in a cycling accident, our expert team are here. Our guide to road accident compensation sets out what you need to know about how to claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

Attleborough work injury claims

According to the HSE, in 2021, there were 766 non-fatal and 1 fatal work-related accidents in Norfolk. 572 of these accidents led to 7 or more days off work for the injured worker.

Have you have had an accident at work and your employer was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.

Employers owe a duty of care to their staff. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a miner or a hospital porter, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

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How common are Attleborough work accidents?

Work accidents in Norfolk (HSE)Reported Injuries
Not Reported16%
Electricity related0%
Machinery related7%
Fire related (e.g. burns)1%
Exposure to harmful substance2%
Fall from height (ladder)10%
Injured by an animal5%
Lifting20%
Physical assault5%
Slip, trip, fall same level19%
Struck against4%
Struck by moving vehicle1%
Struck by object9%
Trapped by something collapsing1%

Attleborough medical negligence claims

When a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against one of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Attleborough, including James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk).

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Clinical negligence compensation

Attleborough public place injury claims

UK law states that owners (occupiers) of premises are liable for the safety and welfare of all visitors.

Whether your accident happened in a car park or in a pub, you could be able to start an injury claim.

If you or a family member has been injured in a public place, we can help.

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Serious injury compensation claims

A serious or catastrophic injury is when the injury results in, long-term medical problems, lengthy or ongoing medical treatments, permanent disability or reduced life-expectancy. Serious injuries typically include head, brain and spinal injuries, but could also include other illnesses and injuries such as loss of sight, cancer and back injuries.

If your life, or the life of a family member, has been affected by a serious injury, we can help.

Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with medical professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the care and financial support you need.

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Will I need to meet my solicitor face to face?

Personal injury claims are conducted remotely. This means you won't have to travel to your solicitor's office when making a claim.

Before you start your claim, you can speak to a trained injury claims advisor about your options.

If you decide to start a claim, you will speak to a specialist solicitor. Your solicitor will always be available to answer any questions, and they will keep you updated every step of the way.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Attleborough and cross the UK.

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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance helped many injury claimants in Attleborough?

We can help you make a no win, no fee injury claim whether you live in Attleborough, Norfolk, or anywhere across the UK.

Your lawyer will work hard to recover the best possible compensation for your injuries, regardless of whether you were injured in a bicycle accident, due to a manager's negligence or due to a negligent diagnosis.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Attleborough personal injury solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Personal recommendations, word of mouth and online reviews will make it easier to find the right solicitor for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes take years.

Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.

This table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:

Personal injury claim type

Estimated claim duration*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

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Will I have to go to court?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) compensation payment?

If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.

An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Gaynor Haliday, Legal researcher

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Gaynor Haliday, Legal researcher