Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If your life or work has been affected by your injury, we can help.

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, you may be eligible to claim compensation.

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

Can I claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:

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

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or the location of the injury.

Why not speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker.

Do I have longer to claim if injured as a child?

If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'. Whether you were injured in a road accident, at the park, or in any other situation, you can begin an injury claim at any time until you are 21 years old.

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Child injury compensation claims

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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:

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Road accident claims in Fakenham

If you've been injured by another road user's actions or negligence, we can help you get the support and financial compensation you need for your recovery.

Whether you were involved in a cycling accident, or were hurt in a collision with another vehicle, we can assist. Our useful guide explains how to start a road accident compensation claim.

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Claim road accident compensation

Work injury claims in Fakenham

If you were injured at work in the last three years, you may be able to claim compensation.

All employers owe a duty of care to their employees. Whether you were injured or made ill when working as a temp worker or a caterer, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how to start a successful no win, no fee claim.

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Work accident compensation

Medical negligence claims in Fakenham

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when a person is injured as the result of a doctor or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against any of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Fakenham, including James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk).

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Occupiers liability accident claims in Fakenham

There is a legal duty on the owners (occupiers) of premises to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of visitors.

Whether your accident happened on a station platform or in a playground, you could be entitled to claim compensation.

If you have suffered an injury as a result of an accident in public, we can help.

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Public place accident claims

Serious injury claims

Serious injury claims, which are sometimes called catastrophic injuries or large-loss claims, include compensation for life-changing injuries like brain injuries, amputations or paraplegia.

Your solicitor will liaise with doctors, health professionals and insurance providers to ensure you receive the care you need. Serious injury compensation will help to reduce the impact of bills and other expenses, so you can concentrate on your recovery.

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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 Fakenham, and across the UK.

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Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Fakenham 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.

Fakenham 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 Fakenham, 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 Fakenham 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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FAQs

Has Quittance helped many claimants in Fakenham?

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

Whether your injury occurred in a public place or due to a manager's negligence our team will make sure your claim is handled by a specialist injury solicitor.

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.

Fakenham 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.

Personal recommendations and online reviews can help you to select which solicitor is the right fit for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

What are Fakenham road accident statistics?

The panel of knowledgeable no win, no fee legal advisors have decades of experience in securing the highest compensation for anyone who has sustained an injury in a road accident in Fakenham.

Vehicle accidents in Fakenham are quite common. Official gov.uk data for 2021 shows there were 1799 road accidents in Norfolk. There were 1413 slight accidents, 367 accidents and 19 fatal accidents in 2021.

What are the statistics for work accidents in Fakenham?

According to the HSE, in 2021, there were 766 non-fatal and 1 fatal work-related accidents in Norfolk. 572 of these accidents led to 7 or more days off work for the injured worker.

HSE-reported Norfolk work accidentsReported 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.

Read more:

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?

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator