Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life has been affected by illness or injury, Quittance Legal Services are here to help.
How Quittance can help
We have helped hundreds of people in Halesworth, Suffolk and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you were injured or made ill:
- 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. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or when the date of knowledge was.
Speak to an expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker:
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 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
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 Halesworth
Drivers have a right to start a claim for compensation if they are hurt on Halesworth's roads as the result of someone else's negligence.
It does not matter whether you have been hurt in a crash on a roundabout, or sustained an injury in a cycling accident, we can help. This guide sets out how to make a road accident claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Halesworth
If you have been injured as a result of your employer's actions, you have the right to make a claim.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Accidents in a public place
Officially reported statistics demonstrate that slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Suffolk and the UK as a whole. Slips and trips are sometimes the initiators of accidents recorded in another category for instance being hit by hand tools in use or a lake drowning accident. Public liability accident claims injuries, such as broken ankles occurring on pavement cracks are also quite common with trips having happened on High St.
Solicitors can assist with securing compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from chemical poisoning to farmers lung.
More about Industrial disease compensation claim
More claim types
The long-term impact of serious injury will be acknowledged by Courts and insurance companies when they are calculating compensation.
By reducing the financial pressure severe injury places on an injured claimant and their family, injury compensation enables claimants to prioritise recovery.
More about Catastrophic injury compensation claims
Halesworth 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, Halesworth 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 Halesworth, 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.
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
How much experience does Quittance have of claims in Halesworth?
We are a national panel of specialist personal injury lawyers that assists claimants in Halesworth, Suffolk and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.
In 2017, we assisted 100's of claimants throughout Suffolk seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including injuries sustained from a fall at work and accidents on public transport.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make the claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.
Does Quittance offer 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 that there is no financial risk in making a claim.
Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?
The majority of large firms operate throughout England and Wales, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
What should be considered when checking Halesworth solicitor reviews?
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.
The diversity in personal injury success fees and insurance premiums between solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is important for claimants.
To illustrate the point, the amount retained by an injured person who was awarded £9,450 for serious injuries to the big toe or to several other toes can vary from £5,670 to £8,032.
Further reading Compare personal injury solicitors fees
What are the road accident statistics in Halesworth
Quittance's panel of road traffic accident solicitors are experienced in achieving maximum awards for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Halesworth.
Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Halesworth are reasonably common. Government statistics reveal a total of 2214 accidents (1923 slight accidents, 266 serious accidents and 25 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Suffolk local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 2,349.
Work accident statistics in Halesworth
The latest 2019 work accident data in the Suffolk Coastal Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed under RIDDOR legislation by the Government:
|Work accidents in Suffolk Coastal Local Authority HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||6|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)||0|
|Fall from height||20|
|Injured by an animal||2|
|Lifting and handling injuries||39|
|Slip or trip||55|
|Hit by vehicle||5|
|Hit by falling object||19|
|Trapped under falling object||1|
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
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?
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.
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.
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.