Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.

How can we help

We have helped hundreds of people in Beccles, Suffolk and across the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or whether a minor was injured.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Claim Checker:

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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.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

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.

What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)

Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Injury compensation calculator

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:

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Beccles road accident claims

If you were hurt in an accident on Beccles's roads due to another road user's behaviour, you are entitled to claim injury compensation.

Regardless of whether you have suffered an injury riding a cycle on Beccles's roads, or were a passenger in a car accident, we are here to help. Quittance's guide to road accident compensation sets out what you need to know about the claims process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Beccles

If you have sustained an injury due to of your employer's actions or negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.

Whatever your job, whether you suffered a sprain or have been diagnosed with vibration white finger, our work accident claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Injuries in a public place

Official statistics reveal that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent accident at work in Suffolk and the UK as a whole. Slips, trips and falls are quite often lead to accidents filed under a different category like being hit by an object falling from a building or a toxic substance accident. Public place (South Norfolk local authority) cases for injuries such as bruised legs happening on potholes are also quite common with recent incidents having happened on Newmarket Place and on Hillside Avenue.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Medical negligence describes when someone is injured due to the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you are just looking for closure or answers as opposed to starting an injury claim, you could use the NHS Resolution process. To make a complaint against Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, for example, you can contact Heath Road, Ipswich, Suffolk.

For more information: Clinical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

We recognise the critical change an injury claim makes to people whose lives have been affected by major injury. By limiting the pressure serious injury puts on an injured person, injury compensation enables them to prioritise their rehabilitation.

Quittance's network of expert lawyers work with insurance companies and the other side's legal representatives to ensure claimants affected by severe accidents receive the legal and medical support they need.

For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation

Other types of claim

Beccles No win, no fee Solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Under a CFA, Beccles injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.

The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Beccles, Suffolk and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.

By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.

You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.

What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?

You will not have to pay any fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Starting a claim

Our specialist solicitors have an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.

Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.

If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

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FAQs

What is your track record of winning claims in Beccles?

Quittance is a national network of SRA regulated solicitors that helps claimants in Beccles, Suffolk and across the country, obtain compensation.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants in Suffolk get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from part-time worker injuries to car accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean making a claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Choosing the best injury lawyer for your claim

Finding the most appropriate lawyer to help you is a key step towards obtaining the best settlement or award.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Beccles - how do you make sure you instruct the ideal legal practice to instruct?

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For loss of taste, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?15,510 to ?20,185 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Do you need to go with a local Beccles solicitor ?

Choosing a nearby firm is not very critical as injury cases are managed by phone and email.

It is however necessary to select a solicitors practice with national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will need to attend a medical assessment.

Beccles solicitor reviews

The quality of advice offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, vary considerably.

Researching online reviews can certainly be a good place to start when thinking about which lawyer to work with.

Find out more Solicitor reviews

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Can I claim for someone else?

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

If 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 on behalf of the injured person.

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

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?

You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.

However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.

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

Taken from average case times, 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.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

Will I have to go to court?

Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by Quittance’s solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.

Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.

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

Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?

No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Can I get an early 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 before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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.

Read more about this Quittance Legal Expert