Were you 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.

Our personal injury services

Every year, we help injured people in Lakenheath, Suffolk and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Will I be able to make a claim?

If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you should be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

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

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or where the injury occurred.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal 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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Road accident claims in Lakenheath

Road users may be able to start a claim for compensation if they are hurt on Lakenheath's roads as the result of another party's negligence.

Whether you have been involved in a cycling accident, or were a passenger in a car accident, Quittance's expert guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Lakenheath

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

No matter what you do for a living, whether you suffered a sprain or inhaled toxic fumes, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Injuries in a public place

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data show that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent accident at work in Suffolk and the UK as a whole. Slips and trips are frequently forerunner to injuries attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by an object falling from a building, a carrying injury or a river drowning accident. Public liability claims for injuries such as fractured ankles sustained on pavement ice are also quite prevalent with recent kerb stone trips having happened on High St.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can assist with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from bladder cancer to hydrocarbon poisoning.

Read more about No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

The long-term impact serious and catastrophic injury can have will be understood by Courts and insurance companies when they are determining what a claim is worth.

A successful claim should lessen the financial burden and reduce stress so an injured claimant and their family so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation. The panel of solicitor firms have helped families recover damages for a wide range of severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as serious range from head injuries to asbestos-related disease.

Read more about No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Lakenheath 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, Lakenheath 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 Lakenheath, 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

Can Quittance help me?

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 your solicitors have of injury claims in Lakenheath?

Quittance is a nationwide network of expert personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Lakenheath, Suffolk and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted hundreds of claimants in Suffolk seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including ladder accidents and car accidents.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?

The majority of large firms 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 will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

The disparity in the amount of personal injury success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different lawyers working on No Win No Fee agreements often surprises claimants.

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded £5,138 for minor eye injuries could conceivably vary from £3,083 to £4,367.

Additional reading - How much compensation can you claim?

Lakenheath personal injury solicitor reviews

Service standards offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, can differ considerably.

Online reviews can be helpful if you are trying to decide which solicitor to act for you.

Read more - Personal injury lawyer reviews

What are the road accident statistics in Lakenheath

Accidents involving vehicles in Lakenheath are common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 2214 accidents (1923 slight accidents, 266 serious accidents and 25 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Suffolk local authority district. In 2014 the total had increased to 2,349.

Quittance's panel of legal advisors have decades of experience in negotiating the highest compensation for people injured in a car or motorbike accident in Lakenheath.

What are the Lakenheath work accident statistics?

The most recent 2019 injury and illness information in the Forest Heath Local Authority (2013/14) was available under reporting legislation by the Government excerpted below:

Workplace accidents in Forest Heath Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Other25
Electric shock injury1
Machinery related injury1
Exposed to explosion1
Harmful substance related1
Fall from height29
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)53
Lifting and carrying21
Physical assault10
Slip, trip, fall same level25
Struck against3
Struck by moving vehicle1
Struck by object13
Trapped under falling object2

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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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