No Win, No Fee injury compensation
If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we can help.
Making a no win, no fee claim could help you get the compensation you need for an injury or illness that wasn't your fault.
We have helped injured people in Hadleigh, Suffolk and across the UK. We can help you get the compensation you need too.
What caused your injury?
Your specialist injury solicitor will follow a specific process, depending on what caused your injury or illness.
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Am I entitled to make a claim?
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you suffered an illness or injury:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. In reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether there was a criminal incident.
We would be happy to give you a clearer answer. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online Claim Checker.
Can I claim if I was injured as a child?
If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, at any time until the child's 18th birthday.
Anyone who was injured either during their birth or as a child can start a claim themselves once they turn 18 years old.
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:
Hadleigh road accident claims
Accidents involving drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users in Hadleigh are reasonably common. Department of Transport data shows there were 1419 road accidents in Suffolk in 2021 (1122 slight accidents, 277 accidents and 20 fatalities). Incidents in the Hadleigh area in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A1071 and A1141 junction and on the A1071 and B1070 roundabout.
If you've been injured in a road traffic accident in Hadleigh, or anywhere else in the UK, we understand the pain and suffering you may be going through. If your injuries were caused by another driver, cyclist, pedestrian or any other road user, you may be entitled to claim no win, no fee compensation.
Whether you have been hurt in a collision, or you were involved in a motorcycle accident, this guide explains how to make a road accident injury claim.
Work accident claims in Hadleigh
According to the HSE, in 2021, there were 750 non-fatal and 1 fatal work-related accidents in Suffolk. 508 of these accidents led to 7 or more days off work for the injured worker.
|Suffolk work accidents (HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PCB - polychlorinated biphenyls)||2%|
|Fall from height||12%|
|Injured by an animal||2%|
|Lifting and handling injuries||24%|
|Slip or trip||23%|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1%|
|Hit by falling object||9%|
If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any other losses or expenses.
Whether you were injured while working as a lifeguard or a miner, our guide to work accident claims explains what you need to know about making a successful no win, no fee claim.
Clinical negligence claims in Hadleigh
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when a patient suffers an injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. We can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Hadleigh.
Occupiers liability injury claims in Hadleigh
UK law states that owners (occupiers) of premises are liable for the safety and welfare of all visitors.
Whether your accident occurred at an airport or on a pothole, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
If you've been hurt in an accident in a public area, we can help you.
Compensation claims for serious injuries
Catastrophic injuries usually lead to long-term health issues, ongoing medical treatments, disability or reduced life-expectancy. These injuries include serious burns, complex fractures and head trauma, but could also include other illnesses and injuries such as loss of sight, cancer and back injuries.
If you have suffered a serious injury, we recognise how important a successful injury claim will be towards supporting your recovery.
Our panel of expert catastrophic injury solicitors understand the difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.Read more:
Do I need to visit a solicitor's office?
There is no need to visit your solicitor's office in person if you are thinking about making a claim.
You can talk to a legally-trained advisor about your accident or injury, before you choose to start a claim.
If you decide to start a claim, you will speak to a specialist solicitor. Your solicitor will always be available to answer any questions, and they will keep you updated every step of the way.
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 Hadleigh and cross the UK.
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- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
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Have you helped many claimants in Hadleigh?
Every year, we help hundreds of injury claimants in Hadleigh, Suffolk and across the UK.
Whether you have been injured in public or at your workplace we can introduce you to the best personal injury solicitor for your needs.
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 means you will never be out of pocket.
Hadleigh 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.
Online reviews and word of mouth can help you to decide which solicitor 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.