Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.

How we can help

Each year, we help injured people in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk and across the UK claim compensation for:

Can I claim compensation?

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

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

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. Practically speaking, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or whether a child was injured.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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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Road accident claims in Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth road users may be able to claim compensation if they are hurt due to another party's negligence.

Regardless of whether you sustained an injury as a pedestrian, or were a passenger in a car accident on Great Yarmouth's roads, our guide to road accident compensation claims sets out what you need to know about starting a claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Great Yarmouth

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

Whatever you do for a living, whether you had a fall or have been diagnosed with vibration white finger, our work injury claim guide shows you how to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place injuries

Government statistics underline the fact that slips, trips and falls are the single most prevalent cause of injury at work in Norfolk. Slips and trips are typically forerunner to injuries attributed to other causes for instance being struck by a moving object or a quarry drowning accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like broken arms suffered on potholes are also quite prevalent with pothole trips having occurred on Salisbury Rd and on King Street.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical negligence is the term used when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of a doctor, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are only looking for a formal account of what went wrong rather than a compensation award. For example, you can contact Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more: Clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

The effect of serious injury is understood by insurers and the Courts when they are working out compensation. The Quittance team work for the maximum compensation for serious injury and illness, which includes claiming for medical treatment and care costs. Quittance's panel of solicitor firms have helped families recover compensation for numerous chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries categorised as serious and catastrophic include chemical poisoning and major surgical negligence.

Read more: Catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Great Yarmouth 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, Great Yarmouth 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 Great Yarmouth, 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

Take the first steps towards compensation

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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Frequently asked questions

What is Quittance's track record of winning claims in Great Yarmouth?

Quittance is a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps people in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Norfolk seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from injuries sustained at work to car accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, mean that making an injury claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

Injury lawyer reviews in Great Yarmouth - What to look for

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from strictly professional to sympathetic. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

Will I need a local legal firm ?

Going for a local solicitor is less critical as injury cases are conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to select a law firm that offers national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will have to go to a medical exam.

More : Do you have a medical centre in or near Great Yarmouth?

What are the road accident statistics in Great Yarmouth

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Great Yarmouth are relatively frequent. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 2391 accidents (1999 slight accidents, 352 serious accidents and 40 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Norfolk local authority area. In 2014 accidents increased to 2,578. Incidents in Great Yarmouth in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A1243 and B1141 junction and on the A12 and A1243 roundabout.

Quittance's network of best of breed no win, no fee lawyers have decades of experience in achieving optimum general and special damages for people who have been hurt in a road accident in Great Yarmouth.

Work accident statistics in Great Yarmouth

The most recent 2019 work injury information in the Great Yarmouth Local Authority (2013/14) collated under RIDDOR by the Government as follows:

Work accidents in Great Yarmouth Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Undefined10
Electricity related1
Machinery related1
Fire related (e.g. scarrs)0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. carbon monoxide poisoning)0
Fall from height11
Animal related0
Manual handling34
Physical assault4
Slip, trip, fall same level32
Struck against6
Struck by moving vehicle1
Struck by object8
Trapped underneath something0

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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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