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.

How can we help

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

Am I entitled to make a claim?

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

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

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or if there is an uninsured driver involved.

A brief phone consultation will tell you exactly where you stand. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Instant 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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Diss road accident claims

If you are hurt on Diss's roads as the result of a careless driver, you can make a claim for compensation.

Regardless of whether you were hurt in a collision at a junction, or were injured in a motorcycle accident on Diss's roads, our specialist team can help. The Quittance road accident claim guide explains what you need to know about the claims process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Diss

Have you been injured at work and your employer or another member of staff was liable? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.

However your injury occurred, whether you have strained a muscle in the office or inhaled toxic fumes, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Clinical negligence

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when a person is injured or becomes ill due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you just want closure as opposed to starting an injury claim, you could use the NHS Resolution process. You can contact Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, for example, to raise a complaint against James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Find out more: Medical negligence compensation claims

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness ranging from radiation exposure to asthma caused by enzymes.

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation claims

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

Quittance's team understand the critical difference compensation can make to the lives of people whose lives have been affected by catastrophic and serious injury. By relieving the financial pressure severe injury imposes on an injured person and their family, a claim enables them to prioritise their recovery and rehabilitation.

Quittance's panel of specialist solicitors have aided claimants collect damages for many major injuries and conditions. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as serious include lead poisoning and serious psychiatric harm.

Find out more: Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Diss 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, Diss 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 Diss, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Friendly and professional advice

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.

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FAQs

What is your track record of winning claims in Diss?

We are a nationwide network of SRA regulated solicitors that assists people in Diss, Norfolk and across the UK, obtain compensation.

In 2017, we assisted 100's of claimants in Norfolk get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents due to poor road conditions to slips and trips at work.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, enables you to focus on your recovery.

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Diss?

As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a solicitor near you.

Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Personal injury solicitor reviews in Diss - What to consider

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from strictly professional to more casual and friendly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

The variation in the level of success fees and ATE premiums between different law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is enormous.

For instance the amount of compensation retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of £40,025 for serious arm injuries might vary from £24,015 to £34,021.

See : Compare solicitors

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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 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.

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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