Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, we can help.

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Each year, we help hundreds of people in Harleston, Norfolk and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim compensation?

It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you suffered an injury:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of accident, if there is an uninsured driver involved or whether causation can be established.

Talk to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Instant 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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Road accident claims in Harleston

Harleston road users can claim compensation if they are injured as the result of someone else's negligence.

It does not matter whether you have been hurt in a collision on Harleston's roads, or have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, our team can help. Our guide sets out how to make a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Harleston

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any other losses or expenses.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place injuries

Official figures reveal that slips and trips are the single most frequent accident at work in Norfolk and the UK as a whole. They are typically the initiators of injuries categorised as something else for instance being hit by moving machinery or a toxic substance accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like broken ankles happening on raised flagstones are also quite common with pavement crack trips having happened on the Thoroughfare.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with getting compensation for industrial illness ranging from bladder cancer to asthma caused by flour.

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

The effect serious and catastrophic injury has will be recognised by the Courts when working out a claim.

Quittance fight hard for compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, including damages for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy.

The panel of specialist serious injury solicitors have aided families claim compensation for numerous chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injury and illness categorised as serious and catastrophic range from serious psychiatric harm to dioxin poisoning.

Find out more: Serious injury compensation

Other types of claim

Harleston 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, Harleston 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 Harleston, 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

Experienced personal injury lawyers

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 do the solicitors have of winning claims in Harleston?

We are a national network of specialist personal injury lawyers that assists claimants in Harleston, Norfolk and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Last year, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants in Norfolk seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from whiplash to industrial disease.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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.

Read Harleston solicitor reviews

The quality of advice provided by solicitors vary considerably.

Reviews can help build a picture if you are trying to decide which solicitor to choose.

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Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for mild asthma could vary between £8,580 and £15,510 (based on 2015 market research).

What are the road accident statistics in Harleston

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Harleston are relatively frequent. Official statistics reveal a total of 2391 accidents (1999 slight accidents, 352 serious accidents and 40 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Norfolk local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 2,578.

Quittance's panel of expert personal injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in achieving the best damages for people hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Harleston.

Harleston work accident statistics

The most recent 2019 injury and illness stats for the South Norfolk Local Authority (2013/14) collated in accordance with RIDDOR by the Government and set out below:

Workplace accidents in South Norfolk Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Unspecified17
Electric shock3
Contact with machinery6
Explosion related (e.g. gas)1
Exposed to fire1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)1
Fall from height (scaffolding)11
Animal related7
Manual handling41
Assault7
Slip, trip or fall36
Struck against7
Struck by moving vehicle4
Hit by object13
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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