Years of experience helping injured claimants
Has your ability to work or daily life been affected by your injury? We're here to help.
If your injuries were caused by someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to claim financial compensation.
We have helped hundreds of people in Felixstowe, Suffolk and across the UK claim compensation for their injuries.
How were you injured?
The steps required to win a personal injury claim will depend on what caused your injury or illness.
For more information, see:
Can I make a claim?
The basic criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether the defendant is uninsured.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker.
How long does a child have to start a claim?
As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can act as a 'litigation friend' and instruct a solicitor to start a compensation claim on behalf of your child.
If you were injured when you were under 18 years old, you have until your 21st birthday to make claim.
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.
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 Felixstowe
Official 2021 data recorded 1419 road accidents in Suffolk. 1122 slight accidents, 277 accidents and 20 fatalities occurred on Suffolk's roads in 2021. Incidents in Felixstowe in 2013 included traffic collisions on the A14 and A154 roundabout and on the A154 and A1021 roundabout.
All road users in Felixstowe and across the UK, owe a legal duty of care to each other, including drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. If someone else was to blame for your injury, you may be able to claim compensation.
Regardless of whether you have been hurt in a car crash, or have been involved in a motorcycle accident, our expert team are here. Our expert guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident injury claim.
Work accident claims in Felixstowe
In 2021, there were 750 non-fatal work accidents and 1 fatalities in Suffolk, based on official records.
|Work accidents in Suffolk (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||3%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)||0%|
|Fall from height||10%|
|Injured by an animal||1%|
|Lifting and handling injuries||20%|
|Slip or trip||29%|
|Hit by vehicle||3%|
|Hit by falling object||10%|
|Trapped under falling object||1%|
If you have sustained an injury at work in the last three years, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whether your accident happened while working as a firefighter or a care home worker, our work accident claim guide shows you how to make a successful no win, no fee claim.
Clinical negligence claims in Felixstowe
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from one of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Felixstowe.
Public place accidents claims in Felixstowe
UK law imposes a duty of care on property owners and operators (occupiers) to ensure that their property is safe for anyone visiting the premises.
Whether your accident happened when travelling by train or in a playground, and the owner or occupier of the property was at fault, you may be entitled to claim.
If you or a family member has been injured in a public place, we can help.
Serious injury compensation claims
Any injury or long-lasting health condition that has had a life-altering effect on your life and ability to work may be referred to as a 'serious injury'. Examples include brain injuries, amputations or paraplegia, and can also include other injuries and health conditions that significantly affect your life and ability to work.
If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.
Compensation can ease the financial load and reduce stress, helping you and your family to focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury solicitors coordinate with insurance providers and medical professionals, to help you get the rounded support you need.
Do I need to visit a solicitor's office?
Personal injury claims are conducted remotely. This means you won't have to travel to your solicitor's office when making a claim.
Before you start your claim, you can speak to a trained injury claims advisor about your options.
If you decide to make a compensation claim, your solicitor will take you through the process over the phone. You will be able to speak to your solicitor at any stage and you wlll receive regular updates.
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 Felixstowe and cross the UK.
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Has Quittance helped many Felixstowe injury claimants?
We can help you start a claim for no win, no fee injury compensation, whether you live in Felixstowe, Suffolk, or anywhere in the UK.
Regardless of whether you were hurt in a road accident, as a result of a negligent employer or due to medical negligence, your injury lawyer will recover the best possible compensation for your injuries.
Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.
Felixstowe solicitor reviews
All personal injury solicitors are regulated by the SRA. Although injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary.
Online reviews and word of mouth can make it easier to decide which injury lawyer is the right fit for you.
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*
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**
**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.
Jenny Jones, Senior litigator
About the author
With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.