Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.

How we can help you

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Kesgrave, Suffolk and across the UK get compensation for:

Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you were injured:

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

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.

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 Injury 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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Kesgrave road accident claims

If you were injured in an accident on Kesgrave's roads as the result of the negligence of another driver, you have the right to claim compensation.

Regardless of whether you were hurt in a car accident on Kesgrave's roads, or were injured in a motorbike accident, we can help. This guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Kesgrave

If you have been injured because of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.

However your injury occurred, whether you tore a ligament or developed noise-induced hearing loss, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

Official data indicate that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Suffolk and the UK in 2015. They are quite often lead to accidents recorded in a different category for instance being hit by a runaway vehicle, a fall from a ladder or an asphyxiation accident. Public place (Suffolk Coastal local authority) litigation for injuries such as sprained wrists occurring on spillages are also common with recent pavement crack trips having happened on Selkirk Rd.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help claimants with claiming compensation for industrial illness ranging from respiratory diseases to asthma caused by enzymes.

Read more: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

Courts recognise that serious injuries can have a life-altering impact on an injured person and their family. Damages will lessen the financial load and reduce stress so a claimant and their dependants so they can prioritise recovery. Quittance's network of specialist lawyers engage with the other side's legal representatives and insurance providers, helping to ensure people impacted by serious accidents and injuries get legal and medical support.

Read more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Kesgrave 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, Kesgrave 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 Kesgrave, 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

Your questions answered

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 your solicitors have of handling claims in Kesgrave?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of SRA regulated solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Kesgrave, Suffolk and throughout the country, get compensation.

The solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Suffolk get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents on the road and part-time worker injuries.

Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, mean that claiming compensation is as stress-free as possible.

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 gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Do you have to choose a solicitor in Kesgrave?

Many solicitors operate nationwide, 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 does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

The contrast in success fees between different firms often surprises prospective claimants.

As an example the amount retained by a claimant who was awarded £4,366 for a severe thumb dislocation could conceivably vary from £2,620 to £3,711.

More information How much can you claim?

Kesgrave personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary to a large extent.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can help build a picture when attempting to decide which lawyer to choose.

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What are the road accident statistics in Kesgrave

Quittance's group of specialist litigators have decades of experience in getting the best compensation for people injured in a car accident in Kesgrave.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Kesgrave are relatively commonplace. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 2214 accidents (1923 slight accidents, 266 serious accidents and 25 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Suffolk local authority district. By 2014 the total had increased to 2,349.

Work accident statistics in Kesgrave

The latest 2019 injury and illness data for the Suffolk Coastal Local Authority (2013/14) reported in accordance with reporting legislation by the Government excerpted below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Suffolk Coastal Local AuthorityReported Injuries
Other18
Machinery related injury6
Fire related1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)0
Fall from height20
Injured by an animal2
Lifting and handling injuries39
Physical assault6
Slip or trip55
Struck against20
Hit by vehicle5
Hit by falling object19
Trapped under falling object1

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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