Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
We have helped injured people in Leiston, Suffolk and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. Practically speaking, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances, whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury 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
Calculate my 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:
Road accident claims in Leiston
Leiston cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians are entitled to claim injury compensation if they are injured because of someone else's carelessness.
No matter if you have been hurt in a crash on Leiston's roads, or were injured in a cycling accident, Quittance's guide explains what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Leiston
If you have sustained an injury at work in the last three years, you should be able to claim compensation.
Whatever your job is, whether you had a fall from height or developed RSI, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
When someone sustains an injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.
You could use the NHS Resolution process if you just want a better understanding of events instead of claiming compensation. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, you can write to Heath Road, Ipswich, Suffolk.
Lawyers can help claimants with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness that range from respiratory diseases to asthma caused by flour.
More claim types
We understand the change an injury claim can make to the lives of people who have been impacted by serious injury. By relieving the financial pressure serious injury imposes on an injured person, a claim helps them to concentrate on rehabilitation. Quittance's network of solicitor firms have aided families impacted by severe accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be serious range from chemical burns to brain injuries.
Leiston 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, Leiston 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 Leiston, 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.
We can help
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
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Frequently asked questions
What is Quittance's track record of claims in Leiston?
Quittance is a nationwide panel of award winning personal injury lawyers that assists claimants in Leiston, Suffolk and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.
In 2017, we assisted hundreds of people across Suffolk seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from public place accidents to part-time worker injuries.
Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, mean that claiming compensation is as convenient and stress-free as possible.
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 won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.
Are Leiston claimants restricted to only local law firms?
Many injury lawyers operate across the country, 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 should be carried out 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.
Read Leiston personal injury solicitor reviews
The quality of advice offered by lawyers, as with any service, can vary significantly.
Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can be enlightening when trying to decide which solicitor to select.
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What are the road accident statistics in Leiston
Our network of skilled personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in getting the highest compensation for claimants who have been hurt in a road accident in Leiston.
Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Leiston are reasonably common with statistics showing a total of 2214 accidents (1923 slight accidents, 266 serious accidents and 25 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Suffolk council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,349.
Leiston work accident statistics
The latest 2019 injury and illness stats for the Suffolk Coastal Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed in accordance with legislation by the Government in the table below:
|Workplace accidents in Suffolk Coastal Local Authority (HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||6|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)||0|
|Fall from height||20|
|Injured by an animal||2|
|Lifting and handling injuries||39|
|Slip or trip||55|
|Hit by vehicle||5|
|Hit by falling object||19|
|Trapped under falling object||1|
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.