Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
How Quittance can help
We have helped hundreds of people in Newmarket, Suffolk and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Can I make a claim?
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you suffered an illness or injury:
- 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 considerations?
Yes. In practice, several other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or where the injury occurred.
It costs nothing to find out if you can claim. Speak to an expert 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 Newmarket
Newmarket drivers and other road users can start a claim for compensation if they are hurt because of someone else's carelessness.
Whether you sustained an injury as a pedestrian on Newmarket's roads, or were hurt in a collision, Quittance's expert guide sets out what you need to do to make a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Newmarket
If you were injured at work and someone else was to blame, you should be able to claim compensation.
No matter what your job is - whether you are a bricklayer injured on a building site or an accountant injured in the office, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place accidents
Government statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips and trips are the single most frequent cause of injury at work in Suffolk. These types of accident are typically the cause of accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being struck by moving machinery or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as broken arms occurring on tripping on a street are also quite common with recent pothole trips having happened recently.
When a person is injured as the result of the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.
If you are just looking for a deeper understanding of what happened as opposed to financial compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to make a complaint against Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, you can write to Heath Road, Ipswich, Suffolk.
For more information: Clinical negligence claims
Personal injury lawyers can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from noise induced hearing loss to asthma caused by flour.
For more information: Industrial disease claims
Newmarket 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, Newmarket 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 Newmarket, 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.
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:
if you can claim
to start a claim
What is Quittance's track record of injury claims in Newmarket?
Quittance is a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that helps people in Newmarket, Suffolk and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.
Last year, we have helped hundreds of people across Suffolk get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from cycling accidents to accidents in the office.
With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and specialist advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.
Newmarket solicitor reviews
The levels of service offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be a good place to start if you are weighing up which lawyer to select.
Read more : Personal injury lawyer reviews
The difference in the level of success fees charged by firms working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is a material consideration for claimants.
As an example the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant awarded £7,921 for serious hand injuries with full or close to full recovery could vary from £4,752 to £6,732.
Further reading Get a personal injury quote
Will I need to select a local solicitor?
Going for a local solicitors office is not very important as injury cases are normally conducted remotely.
It is however necessary to select a law firm that provides a national network as claimants will need to attend a medical assessment.
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.