Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If either you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.

You may be able to claim injury compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

We have helped injured people in Needham Market, Suffolk and across the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim compensation?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred.

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

Yes. Practically speaking, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the accident circumstances, the location of the injury or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.

It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker.

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

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:

Calculate compensation

Needham Market road accident claims

If you've been injured by another road user's actions or negligence, we can help you get the support and financial compensation you need for your recovery.

It does not matter whether you were hurt in a car collision, or were involved as a pedestrian, our expert guide explains what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.

Read more:

Claim road accident compensation

Work injury claims in Needham Market

If you were injured at work and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.

All employers owe a duty of care to their employees. Whether you were injured or made ill when working as a security officer or a shop worker, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful no win, no fee claim.

Read more:

Work accident compensation

Medical negligence claims in Needham Market

When a person suffers injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against any of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Needham Market.

Read more:

Clinical negligence compensation claims

Public place injury claims in Needham Market

There is a legal duty on the owners (occupiers) of premises to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of visitors.

Whether you were hurt in a supermarket or on land maintained by the local authority, and another party was to blame, you could be entitled to claim.

If you have suffered an injury as a result of an accident in public, we can help.

Read more:

Public place accident claims

Serious injury claims

Quittance recognise the critical change compensation will make to seriously injured claimants. A claim will ease the financial burden on an injured person so they can prioritise recovery.

The panel of specialist lawyers have for many years aided claimants affected by serious accidents.

See: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Needham Market No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Needham Market injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Needham Market, Suffolk and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Needham Market and cross the UK.

If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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FAQs

What experience do you have of handling claims in Needham Market?

Quittance is a national panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Needham Market, Suffolk and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Suffolk seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents due to poor road conditions and workplace accidents.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on your recovery.

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

Will I need a local Needham Market lawyer?

The location of a law firm is not especially important as cases are run without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to instruct a firm that has national medical centres as claimants will be expected to attend a medical examination.

Further reading - Do you have a medical centre near me?

Solicitor reviews in Needham Market - What to consider

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.

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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.

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator