Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.
How Quittance can help
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Hethersett, Norfolk and across the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a personal injury claim?
The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- 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 exceptions?
Yes. In practice, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether there is an untraceable defendant.
Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. You can also 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 Hethersett
Hethersett road users can start a claim for compensation if they are injured due to another party's carelessness.
Whether you have been hurt in a car accident, or sustained an injury riding a cycle on Hethersett's roads, our expert team can help. Our road accident compensation guide explains everything you need to know about what to do.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Hethersett
If you were injured at work and someone else was to blame, you might be able to claim compensation.
No matter what your employment status, whether you suffered a cut or laceration or developed carpal tunnel syndrome, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Public place injuries
Recorded statistics underline the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most common accident at work in Norfolk. These types of accident are frequently the precursor to injuries categorised as something else e.g. being hit by a reversing vehicle, a carrying injury or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place (South Norfolk local authority) negligence claims injuries such as fractured vertebrae suffered on pavement ice are also common with recent pavement trips having occurred on Marlingford Rd and on Great Melton Road.
Lawyers can help with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from industrial deafness to asthma caused by flour.
Find out more: Industrial disease compensation claim
More injury claim types
Courts understand that serious injuries have a life-altering impact on an injured person and their family. By limiting the stress a serious or catastrophic injury puts on an injured person, compensation allows claimants to prioritise recovery. The panel of specialist law firms correspond with insurers, medical providers and Courts, helping to ensure people impacted by serious accidents receive the support they need.
Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation claims
Hethersett 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, Hethersett 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 Hethersett, 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.
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
What experience do you have of injury claims in Hethersett?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that assists claimants in Hethersett, Norfolk and throughout the country, obtain compensation.
In the last 12 months, we have helped 100's of injured claimants across Norfolk get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from public place accidents to scaffolding accidents.
With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.
Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.
Do you need to select a local legal firm ?
Going for a local firm is not critical as injury cases are typically handled by phone and email.
You will need to go with a firm that has national medical centres as you will almost always need to attend a medical assessment.
Read about - Do Quittance have a local medical centre?
The disparity in success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between solicitors is an important consideration for claimants.
For example the amount retained by a successful claimant awarded £56,367 for very serious leg injuries leaving permanent problems can vary from £33,820 to £47,912.
Read more at Compare personal injury solicitors fees
Read Hethersett personal injury solicitor reviews
The standards of communication and advice offered by solicitors vary enormously.
Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be informative if you are deciding which solicitor best serves your needs.
Read Solicitor reviews
What are the road accident statistics in Hethersett
Accidents involving vehicles in Hethersett are relatively common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 2391 accidents (1999 slight accidents, 352 serious accidents and 40 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Norfolk local authority district. By 2014 the total had increased to 2,578.
The panel of qualified personal injury solicitors are experienced in negotiating the highest damages for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Hethersett.
What are the Hethersett work accident statistics?
The most recent 2019 work injury stats in the South Norfolk Local Authority (2013/14) are published under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the HSE in the following table:
|Workplace accidents in South Norfolk Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Contact with machinery||6|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||1|
|Exposed to fire||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)||1|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||11|
|Slip, trip or fall||36|
|Struck by moving vehicle||4|
|Hit by object||13|
|Trapped underneath something||0|
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.