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

If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, Quittance Legal Services can help.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

We have helped injured claimants in Hunstanton, Norfolk and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or the quantum of the claim.

We can confirm your eligibility to claim over the phone. Speak to an expert now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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 calculator

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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Hunstanton road accident claims

You may be able to claim injury compensation if you are injured on Hunstanton's roads because of a negligent road user.

Whether you have suffered an injury as a pedestrian on Hunstanton's roads, or were a passenger in a car accident, Quittance's expert guide sets out what you need to do to make a road accident compensation claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Hunstanton

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.

However your injury occurred, whether you tore a ligament or inhaled toxic fumes, our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Injuries in a public place

HSE statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of injury in the Norfolk workplace. They are often the initiators of accidents attributed to other causes for instance being hit by a falling object, a crush injury from something overturning or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place (King's Lynn and West Norfolk local authority) claims for injuries like torn ligaments sustained on obstructed walkways are also quite prevalent with pothole trips having happened on Ringstead Road and on High St.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When a person suffers injury or illness due to the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you are just looking for an explanation as to what went wrong instead of injury compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. You can write to Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, for example, to make a formal complaint against James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

More about No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

Quittance's team understand the vital difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants. Compensation will ease the impact of bills other financial issues on a claimant and their dependants so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

More about No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Hunstanton 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, Hunstanton 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 Hunstanton, 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

Helping people like you

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

Has Quittance handled many Hunstanton claims?

We are a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that assists injured people in Hunstanton, Norfolk and across the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Last year, we assisted 100's of injured claimants across Norfolk seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including scaffolding accidents and public place accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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 I need to go with a local injury lawyer ?

The location of a lawyers office is not very relevant as cases are typically conducted by phone, post and email.

However, you should choose a law firm with medical facilities near Hunstanton as claimants will almost always need to attend a medical assessment.

More on - Do I have to attend a medical?

Check Hunstanton solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by solicitors can vary significantly.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be a good place to start if you are mulling over which lawyer to go with.

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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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