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.

How we can help you

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

Can I claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) 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 numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether there was a criminal incident.

Why not speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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 Lowestoft

Drivers can start a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on Lowestoft's roads due to someone else's carelessness.

It does not matter whether you have been hurt in a collision on the motorway, or have suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident on Lowestoft's roads, Quittance's guide to road accident compensation claims sets out what you need to know about how to get started.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Lowestoft

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.

Whatever your job is, whether you suffered a cut or laceration or inhaled toxic fumes, our work accident claim guide shows you how best to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics underscore the fact that employee slips and trips are still the most prevalent cause of injury in the Suffolk workplace. Slips and trips are sometimes the precursor to accidents filed under a different category such as being hit by an object falling from a ladder or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place (Waveney local authority) accident claims injuries like bruised legs experienced on pavement ice are also quite common with recent pavement crack trips having occurred on Pakefield St and on Carlton Rd.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness ranging from occupational asthma to asthma caused by enzymes.

See: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

The lasting impact of a serious or catastrophic injury is acknowledged by insurers and the Courts when calculating compensation.

The Quittance team fight hard for the maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, which includes compensation for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy.

See: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Lowestoft 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, Lowestoft 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 Lowestoft, 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

How 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.

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Frequently asked questions

What experience do the solicitors have of injury claims in Lowestoft?

Quittance is a nationwide network of SRA regulated solicitors that assists people injured in Lowestoft, Suffolk and across the country, obtain compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Suffolk get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from ladder accidents to motorbike pillion passenger accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, make our claims process 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.

Do you have to choose a lawyer in Lowestoft?

Many solicitors operate throughout England and Wales, 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.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for moderate shoulder injuries, for example, ranges from £6,380 to £10,340 (based on 2015 market data).

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Lowestoft solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by lawyers, as with any professional service, vary considerably.

Reading reviews can be instructive when contemplating which solicitor to pick.

Read more Solicitor reviews

What are the road accident statistics in Lowestoft

Quittance's network of accredited no win, no fee personal injury lawyers have years of experience in obtaining the best compensation for people hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Lowestoft.

Road accidents involving vehicles in Lowestoft are quite common. Gov.uk statistics show 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. Accidents in Lowestoft in 2013 included car crashes on the A1117 and A1144 roundabout and on the A1117 and B1375 roundabout.

Lowestoft work accident statistics

The latest 2019 work accident stats for the Waveney Local Authority (2013/14) reported under reporting legislation by the Government in the following table:

Work accidents in Waveney Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Other24
Electricity related0
Contact with machinery1
Exposed to explosion1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)6
Fall from height (ladder)10
Animal related1
Manual handling45
Physical attack2
Slip, trip, fall same level42
Struck against6
Hit by vehicle2
Struck by object10

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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