Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If either you or a member of your family have been hurt in an accident, we can help you make a compensation claim.
How Quittance can help
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.
Are there any other considerations?
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:
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 Fakenham
If you are hurt on Fakenham's roads as the result of a careless driver, you should be able to make a claim for compensation.
It does not matter if you were involved in a cycling accident, or were hurt in a collision, we can assist. Quittance's useful guide explains how to start a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Fakenham
If you were injured at work in the last three years, you should be able to claim compensation.
Whether you had a crash or developed hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how to start a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place injuries
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data stress the fact that slips and trips are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Norfolk workplace. Slips and trips are often connected to injuries attributed to other reasons like being hit by machinery or an electrical discharge accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like broken wrists happening on potholes are also quite prevalent with incidents having happened on Guist Bottom Road and on Barney Road.
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. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.
If you just want a better understanding of events instead of injury compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. To make a complaint against James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.
More injury claim types
Quittance recognise the vital difference injury compensation can make to people who have been affected by serious injury. We fight to get maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, which includes reimbursement for medical expenses and care costs. Quittance's panel of specialist solicitors have aided families collect damages for many chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries categorised as serious include eye injuries, birth negligence and lead poisoning.
Fakenham 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, Fakenham 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 Fakenham, 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.
What should I do next?
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:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Have you handled many Fakenham claims?
Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of award winning personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in Fakenham, Norfolk and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
In 2017, we assisted 100's of injured claimants throughout Norfolk get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from whiplash to industrial disease.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward 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.
Fakenham solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice provided by lawyers, as with any service, can vary a great deal.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews is a great place to start if you are mulling over which solicitor to work with.
See - Quittance reviews
Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for moderate complex regional pain syndrome, for example, ranges from £22,660 to £42,460 (based on 2015 market data).
The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Will I need to choose a local lawyer?
Going for a local solicitor is not very critical as cases now tend to be run without the need to meet the solicitor.
It is however necessary to go with a solicitors practice with national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will almost always need to go to a medical exam.
More on - Do you have a local medical centre?
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.