Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If an injury or illness has affected your life or ability to work, we can help.
If your injuries resulted from another person's actions or negligence, you may be able to make a no win, no fee compensation claim.
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).
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
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.
What if I was injured as a child?
If you were injured as a child (under 18), you can start a claim at any time until your 21st birthday.
An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child.
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
If you have been unfortunate enough to be injured in one of the 100's of serious road accidents that occur in Dereham and across the UK every year, you may be able to claim no win, no fee compensation.
Regardless of whether you have been involved riding a bike, or were hurt in a car accident, our guide explains how to start aroad accident claim.
Dereham work accident claims
If you have suffered an injury because of your employer's negligence, you may be legally entitled to make a claim.
Whether you suffered an injury or illness working as a motorcycle courier or a support worker, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful work accident claim.
Dereham clinical negligence claims
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. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from a clinic or NHS trust covering Dereham, including James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk).
Dereham public place accident claims
An individual or company that owns or occupies a property has a legal duty of care to the people who visit it.
Whether your accident happened in a public park or on a wet floor at a supermarket, and the owner or occupier of the property was at fault, you may be able to claim.
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place, we can help.
Claim compensation for a serious injury
Claims for particularly serious injuries might include brain or spinal injuries. Loss of sight, other injuries to the senses, and long-term health issues are also considered to be life-altering injuries.
We know how important a successful serious injury claim will be. Compensation will help to reduce the financial burden, and your specialist catastrophic injury solicitor will also liaise with insurers and care professionals, so you can focus on your recovery.
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 Dereham, and across the UK.
Dereham 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.
Dereham 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 Dereham, 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.
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.
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 Dereham 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
Have you helped many claimants in Dereham?
Every year, we help hundreds of injury claimants in Dereham, Norfolk and across the UK.
Whether you have been injured in a road accident or due to clinical negligence we can introduce you to the best personal injury solicitor for your needs.
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.
Dereham injury solicitor reviews
All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Despite the strict professional standards that lawyers must meet, the quality of service they deliver can vary. Online reviews and recommendations from friends and family can make it easier to select which solicitor is the right fit for your claim.
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.
Car, HGV, cycle and motorcycle accidents in Dereham are reasonably common. Official gov.uk data shows there were 1799 road accidents in Norfolk in 2021 (1413 slight accidents, 367 accidents and 19 fatal accidents).
What are the statistics for work accidents in Dereham?
Per 100,000 workers, there were 207 non-fatal work accidents and 0.23 fatalities in Norfolk in 2021.
|HSE-reported Norfolk work accidents||Reported Injuries|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||1%|
|Exposure to harmful substance||2%|
|Fall from height (ladder)||10%|
|Injured by an animal||5%|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||19%|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1%|
|Struck by object||9%|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1%|
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.
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.
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*
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?
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.
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.