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

If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

How Quittance can help

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 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online 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

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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Hadleigh road accident claims

You have the right to claim compensation if you suffered an injury on Hadleigh's roads because of the carelessness of another road user.

It does not matter if you have been hurt in a collision, or were involved in a motorcycle accident on Hadleigh's roads, this guide explains how to make a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

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.

Whatever you do for a living, whether you suffered a cut or laceration or inhaled toxic fumes, our guide to work accident claims explains what you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Public place accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics underscore the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of injury at work in Suffolk. Slips and trips are quite often the initiators of injuries attributed to other reasons for instance being hit by an object falling from a building, being trapped by something or a toxic substance accident. Public place claims for injuries such as sprained ankles sustained on spillages are also common with incidents having happened on the Street.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from industrial deafness to benzene poisoning.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

The long-term effect of serious injury will be understood by insurers and the Courts when calculating injury compensation. By relieving the stress severe injury puts on a claimant, an injury claim helps individuals to concentrate on their recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of expert law firms engage with the legal system and doctors to make sure people impacted by serious accidents receive medical and financial support. Injuries which are considered to be serious and catastrophic include paralysis, chronic pain and deep vein thrombosis.

Read more: Serious injury compensation

Other types of claim

Hadleigh 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, Hadleigh 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 Hadleigh, Suffolk 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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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

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.

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