Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, we can help.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
Every year, we help injured people in Dereham, Norfolk and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Can I claim compensation?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:
- 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 other considerations?
Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or when the date of knowledge was.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online 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
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 Dereham
Drivers have a right to claim injury compensation if they are hurt on Dereham's roads due to someone else's carelessness.
Regardless of whether you have been involved riding a cycle on Dereham's roads, or were hurt in a car accident, our guide explains how to start a road accident claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Dereham
If you have suffered an injury because of your employer's negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Accidents in a public place
Recorded statistics highlight the fact that slips and trips continue to be the most prevalent accident in the Norfolk workplace. Slips and trips are quite often the forerunner to accidents categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by an object falling from a ladder or a lake drowning accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like broken toes sustained on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with pothole trips having happened on Shipdham Rd and on Quebec Street.
When a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of a registrar, nurse or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.
If you only want the hospital to explain what happened instead of starting an injury claim, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, to make a complaint against James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.
Personal injury solicitors can assist with claiming compensation for industrial illness that include anything from NIHL to latex allergy.
Dereham 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, Dereham 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 Dereham, Norfolk 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.
Your questions answered
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
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Frequently asked questions
What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Dereham?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of expert solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Dereham, Norfolk and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.
In 2017, we assisted hundreds of people in Norfolk get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including slips and trips at work and car accidents.
With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.
Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.
Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?
As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a personal injury solicitor near you.
Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
The disparity in the level of success fees between different solicitors working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is significant.
For example the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant agreeing on a settlement of £67,656 for lung cancer could conceivably vary from £40,594 to £57,508.
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Dereham solicitor reviews
Service levels offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, vary considerably.
Reviews can be enlightening when weighing up which lawyer to instruct.
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What are the road accident statistics in Dereham
Our network of accredited no win no fee solicitors are experienced in negotiating optimum compensation for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Dereham.
Road accidents involving all vehicles in Dereham are not uncommon. Government statistics reveal a total of 2391 accidents (1999 slight accidents, 352 serious accidents and 40 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Norfolk local authority area. By 2014 accidents increased to 2,578.
Work accident statistics in Dereham
The latest 2019 accident at work statistics in the Breckland Local Authority (2013/14) was available under RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive in the following table:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Breckland Local Authority||Reported Injuries|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||2|
|Exposure to harmful substance||3|
|Fall from height (ladder)||17|
|Injured by an animal||9|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||33|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2|
|Struck by object||15|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1|
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.