Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we can help.

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, you could claim financial compensation.

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

Do I have a personal injury claim?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you suffered an illness or injury:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether a minor was injured.

A short phone call will tell you whether you have a valid compensation claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker.

Can I claim compensation on behalf of a child?

If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf. Whether you were injured in a road accident, at the park, or in any other situation, you can begin an injury claim at any time until you are 21 years old.

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Child injury compensation claims

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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

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:

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Road accident claims in Bury St Edmunds

If you've been injured by another road user's actions or negligence, we can help you get the support and financial compensation you need for your recovery.

Whether you have been involved riding a bike, or have been hurt in a car accident, our useful guide sets out how to start a road accident compensation claim.

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Work injury claims in Bury St Edmunds

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

All employers owe a duty of care to their employees. Whether you were injured or made ill when working as a crane operator or a police officer, our guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful work accident claim.

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Work accident compensation

Medical negligence claims in Bury St Edmunds

Medical negligence is the term used when a patient suffers an injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a doctor or other medical professional. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Bury St Edmunds, including West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (West Suffolk Hospital, Hardwick Lane, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk).

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Occupiers liability accident claims in Bury St Edmunds

A compensation claim for an injury on property or land that is accessible to the general public is called a public liability claim.

Whether your accident happened in a train station or on a pavement, and the owner or occupier of the location was responsible, you could be entitled to claim compensation.

If you have been injured in an accident in public, we can help you make a public place accident claim for financial compensation.

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Public place accident claims

Serious injury compensation

Life-changing injuries that have long term or debilitating effect on your life are referred to as 'serious' injuries. These injuries typically include head, brain and spinal injuries.

Personal injury solicitors understand the importance of focussing on treatment and recovery. Your solicitor will take care of the legal process and will coordinate with medical professionals and insurance companies at every stage of the claim.

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Serious and catastrophic injury compensation

Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?

No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Bury St Edmunds, and across the UK.

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Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Bury St Edmunds No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Bury St Edmunds injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 Bury St Edmunds and cross the UK.

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

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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FAQs

Has Quittance helped many injury claimants in Bury St Edmunds?

We can help you make a no win, no fee injury claim whether you live in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, 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 due to medical negligence or because of a coworker's negligence.

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.

Bury St Edmunds injury solicitor reviews

Although the Solicitors Regulation Authority regulates professional standards for solicitors in England and Wales, the actual quality of service varies widely.

Personal recommendations, word of mouth and online reviews will help you choose the best solicitor for your needs.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

What are Bury St Edmunds road accident statistics?

Car, HGV, bike and motorcycle accidents in Bury St Edmunds are quite common. Department of Transport data reveals there were 1419 road accidents in Suffolk in 2021 (1122 slight accidents, 277 accidents and 20 fatal accidents). Accidents in Bury St Edmunds in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the roundabout of the A143 and A1302 mini-roundabout and on the slip road of the A14 and A1302 other junction.

Quittance's network of proficient personal injury lawyers are experienced in getting maximum general and special damages for people who have been hurt in a car accident in Bury St Edmunds.

Bury St Edmunds work accident statistics

In Suffolk, there were 262 non-fatal work accidents and 0.29 fatalities in 2021 (per 100,000 workers).

Suffolk work accidents (HSE)Reported Injuries
Other14%
Machinery related injury5%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. exposure to teflon fumes)0%
Fall from height (ladder)4%
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)1%
Lifting and handling injuries32%
Physical assault5%
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)26%
Struck against3%
Struck by moving vehicle2%
Struck by object7%

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.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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?

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator