Have you been 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.

If someone else was responsible for your accident or injuries, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

Every year, we help injured claimants in Cromer, Norfolk and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim?

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

  • 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 points to consider?

Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances, where the injury occurred or whether liability can be proved.

Talk to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online Claim Checker.

Can I claim compensation on behalf of a child?

Claimants who were injured as a child have until their 21st birthday to make a claim on their own behalf. If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf.

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Claim child injury compensation

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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:

Calculate my claim

Road accident claims in Cromer

Drivers, cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians all owe a duty of care to all other road users. If you have been injured as a result of the actions or negligence of another road user, you may be able to start a claim for compensation.

Whether you sustained an injury riding a bike, or have been hurt in a collision, our guide explains how to start a road accident injury claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

Cromer work injury claims

If you have sustained an injury because of your employer's actions, you have the right to make a claim.

Whether you were injured or became ill working as a roofer or a caterer, our work accident claim guide shows you how to make a successful claim.

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Cromer medical negligence claims

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from any of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Cromer.

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Cromer public place injury claims

Owners and operators of privately-owned land or property are known as 'occupiers'. Occupiers have a duty to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of anyone on their property.

Whether you have been injured in a shopping centre or on council-maintained land, and the owner or occupier of the property was at fault, you could be able to start an injury claim.

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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Claim occupiers liability injury compensation

Claim compensation for a serious injury

Any injury or long-lasting health condition that has had a life-altering effect on your life and ability to work may be referred to as a 'serious injury'. Examples include brain or spinal injuries, amputation, burns or multiple fractures, but could also include scarring, injuries and illness caused by exposure to hazardous chemicals.

If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.

Compensation can ease the financial load and reduce stress, helping you and your family to focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury solicitors coordinate with insurance providers and medical professionals, to help you get the rounded support you need.

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Serious 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 Cromer, and across the UK.

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Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Cromer 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.

Cromer 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 Cromer, Norfolk 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 Cromer 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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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance helped many claimants in Cromer?

Whether you live in Cromer, Norfolk or elsewhere, we can help you to make no win, no fee injury claim.

Whether your injury occurred in a car or bike accident or due to clinical negligence our team will make sure your claim is handled by a specialist injury solicitor.

Does Quittance offer 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 that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

Cromer personal injury solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Online reviews and recommendations from friends and family will help you to choose the best solicitor for your needs.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

What are the road accident statistics in Cromer?

Government data reveals there were 1799 road accidents in Norfolk in 2021, including 1413 slight accidents, 367 accidents and 19 fatalities.

Quittance's network of expert road traffic accident (RTA) legal advisors have years of experience in obtaining the highest general and special damages for people who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Cromer.

What are the work accident statistics in Cromer?

In Norfolk, there were 207 non-fatal work accidents and 0.23 fatalities in 2021 (per 100,000 workers).

Work accidents in Norfolk (HSE)Reported Injuries
Undefined19%
Electric shock injury0%
Machinery related injury8%
Exposed to explosion1%
Fire related (e.g. burns)0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)0%
Fall from height9%
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)1%
Lifting and handling injuries20%
Physical assault3%
Slip or trip23%
Struck against3%
Struck by moving vehicle1%
Hit by falling object11%
Trapped by something collapsing1%

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?

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor