Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.
How Quittance can help
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Bungay, Suffolk and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Do I have a personal injury claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. In practice, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances, when the date of knowledge was or whether causation can be established.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- 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:
Bungay road accident claims
Bungay road users have the right to start a claim for compensation if they are hurt as the result of another party's carelessness.
Whether you were involved in a hit-and-run, or have been hurt in a car accident on Bungay's roads, the Quittance guide sets out what you need to do to make a road accident injury claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Bungay
If you have sustained an injury because of your employer's actions, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.
However your injury occurred, whether you are a fireman injured in the line of duty or an estate agent injured on a property viewing, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place injuries
Reported data underline the fact that slips and trips are by far the most frequent cause of injury in the Suffolk workplace. Slips and trips are typically the precursor to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being hit by an object falling from a machine, a fall from a ladder or a fire related accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like fractured vertebrae experienced on obstructed pathways are also quite prevalent with recent pavement crack trips having occurred on Earsham Street.
Clinical negligence describes when someone is injured due to the lack of care of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.
If you only want a better understanding of events as opposed to injury compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. You can contact Heath Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust.
More injury claim types
The impact serious and catastrophic injury has will be understood by Courts and insurance companies when they are working out compensation.
By limiting the financial pressure a serious injury puts on an injured claimant and their dependants, an injury claim allows claimants to prioritise rehabilitation. Our network of law firms engage with Courts, insurance companies and medical professionals to make sure claimants impacted by major accidents receive the support they need. Injuries and medical conditions held by the Courts to be serious include spinal cord damage and asbestos-related disease.
Bungay 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, Bungay 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 Bungay, 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 legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.
Specialist solicitors with 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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What is your track record of injury claims in Bungay?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of specialist personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Bungay, Suffolk and throughout the country, get compensation.
In the last 12 months, we assisted 100's of injured claimants in Suffolk get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including injuries sustained from a fall at work and motorbike accidents.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, mean making a claim is as easy and stress-free 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 takes the financial risk out of making a claim.
What should you look for when comparing Bungay solicitor reviews?
Discussing you claim with a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.
Will you need to choose a local Bungay injury lawyer ?
The whereabouts of the firm is not very important as injury cases are normally handled by phone and email.
However, you should select a company with medical facilities near you as you will have to attend a medical exam.
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for a broken tibia or fibula could vary between £1,000 and £7,370 (based on 2015 market research).
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the 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.
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.
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.