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

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

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

Am I entitled to make a claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) 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. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or the quantum of the claim.

It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to compensation. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim 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

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 Mildenhall

You can make a claim for compensation if you are hurt in an accident on Mildenhall's roads as the result of the negligence of another road user.

Whether you have been hurt in a collision, or have been involved as a pedestrian, our team are here. This useful guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Mildenhall

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

Whatever you do for a living, whether you injured your back or have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, our work injury claim guide shows you how to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place accidents

Official statistics underscore the fact that employee slips and trips are by far the most common accident at work in Suffolk and the UK in 2015. These types of accident are sometimes the initiators of accidents attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by machinery or a fire related accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like sprained wrists happening on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with pothole trips having happened on Market Place and on Canons Walk.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help with getting compensation for industrial injuries that range from noise induced hearing loss to emphysema.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation claim

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

Quittance recognise the critical change injury compensation can make to the lives of people who have been impacted by catastrophic and serious injury. Compensation should lessen the financial load and reduce stress so a claimant and their dependants so they can prioritise recovery.

Quittance's network of law firms have aided people claim damages for numerous catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries referred to as catastrophic or serious include cancer and degloving injuries.

Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Mildenhall 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, Mildenhall 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 Mildenhall, 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

Have you handled many Mildenhall claims?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of specialist personal injury solicitors that assists people injured in Mildenhall, Suffolk and across the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Last year, we have helped 100's of claimants in Suffolk seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to scaffolding accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, 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 don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

Comparing Mildenhall personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to strictly professional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.

Will you need to instruct a local Mildenhall lawyer ?

The location of the solicitors office is not relevant as injury cases can be conducted remotely.

However, you should select a solicitors practice that has a national network as you will usually have to attend a medical examination.

Read about - Can I attend a medical centre near me?

What are the road accident statistics in Mildenhall

Accidents involving all vehicles in Mildenhall are relatively frequent. Official statistics show 25 fatal accidents, 266 serious accidents and 1923 slight accidents in 2013 in Suffolk (Total events were 2214 council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,349. Accidents in the Mildenhall region in 2013 included traffic collisions on the A11 and A1101 roundabout and on the A11 and A1065 roundabout.

Quittance's network of expert road traffic accident personal injury lawyers have vast experience in obtaining the highest compensation for claimants who have been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Mildenhall.

Work accident statistics in Mildenhall

The most recent 2019 work accident data for the Forest Heath Local Authority (2013/14) was available in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive in the table 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.

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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