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

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 ilness that wasn't your fault.

We have helped injured people in Hadleigh, Suffolk and across the UK get compensation for:

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.

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:

How much can I claim?

Hadleigh road accident claims

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.

Read more:

Claim road accident compensation

work accident claims in Hadleigh

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.

Read more:

Work accident compensation claims

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.

Read more:

Clinical negligence compensation claims

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.

Read more:

Public place accident claims

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:

Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Hadleigh 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.

Hadleigh 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 Hadleigh, Suffolk 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.

Read more:

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.

Read more:

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 Hadleigh 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

How much experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Hadleigh?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people in Hadleigh, Suffolk and across the country, get compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have helped 100's of claimants across Suffolk seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents on building sites and car accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and specialist advice, make our claims process as stress-free 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 means you will never be out of pocket.

Will you need to instruct a local Hadleigh injury lawyer?

Choosing a nearby lawyers office is not very important as injury cases now tend to be handled remotely.

You will need to select a company that provides a national network as claimants will usually need to go to a medical examination.

Further reading : Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

Hadleigh solicitor reviews

Service standards provided by solicitors can vary a great deal.

Researching reviews can be enlightening when considering which lawyer best serves your needs.

Find out more Personal injury solicitors reviews

The contrast in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums between different firms is vast

For example the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant accepting a settlement of £7,910 for serious hand injuries with full or close to full recovery could vary from £4,746 to £6,723.

Additional reading Compare personal injury solicitors fees

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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.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator