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're here to help.

How Quittance can help

Each year, we help injured claimants in Dersingham, Norfolk and across the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim?

It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you were injured or made ill:

  • 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 exceptions?

Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or whether a child was injured.

We can give you a definitive answer over the phone. Speak to an expert now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:

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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

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:

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Dersingham road accident claims

Road users have the right to start a claim for compensation if they are injured on Dersingham's roads due to someone else's actions.

Whether you have suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident on Dersingham's roads, or were a passenger in a car accident, we can help you take action. This guide to road accident claims sets out everything you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Dersingham

You may be entitled to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whether you had a fall or developed hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place injuries

Officially recorded figures expose the fact that employee slips and trips continue to be the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Norfolk. Slips, trips and falls are frequently the precursor to accidents filed under a different category e.g. being hit by moving machinery or an animal related accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like fractured ankles experienced on potholes are also common with pavement crack trips having happened in the area.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from asbestos related illness to benzene poisoning.

Read more about Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

We understand the change an injury claim will make to seriously injured claimants. Our panel of specialist solicitors fight to get maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions. This includes compensation for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy. Our panel of lawyers work with insurers and Courts to ensure people impacted by serious accidents get the support they need.

Read more about Serious injury compensation

Other types of claim

Dersingham 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, Dersingham 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 Dersingham, 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 fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Caring and sensitive support

Our specialist solicitors have 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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FAQs

Have you won many injury claims in Dersingham?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of award winning personal injury lawyers that helps claimants in Dersingham, Norfolk and throughout the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people in Norfolk seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and ladder accidents.

Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that claiming compensation is as convenient 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.

Choosing the best personal injury solicitor for your compensation claim

Usually a injury claim can take months to agree a settlement. In cases of serious injury, some claims can take over a year. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however the quality of service does vary.

Your legal representative should be someone you are able to rely on throughout your claim to provide legal guidance and practical advice.

Will you need to choose a local lawyer ?

Going for a local solicitor is not especially critical as injury cases are normally run remotely.

You will need to choose a solicitors' firm that has medical facilities near Dersingham as you will almost always need to go to a medical assessment.

Read Dersingham solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice provided by lawyers can vary to a large extent.

Online reviews can be a good place to start if you are mulling over which lawyer to act for you.

Find out more Reviews

The diversity in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums between firms is important for claimants.

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant being awarded compensation of ?28,007 for chronic asthma could conceivably vary from ?16,804 to ?23,806.

Additional reading Compare solicitors quotes

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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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

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?

Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by Quittance’s 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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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