Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.
How can we help
Each year, we help injured people in North Walsham, Norfolk and across the UK claim compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a claim?
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you were injured:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. Practically speaking, various other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, including the context of your injury, whether a minor was injured or whether liability can be proved.
A brief phone call will tell you whether you have a valid compensation claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online 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
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 North Walsham
North Walsham cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians have a right to make a claim for compensation if they are injured due to someone else's negligence.
Whether you were hurt in a car accident on North Walsham's roads, or have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, Quittance's road accident claim guide explains everything you need to know about starting a claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in North Walsham
Have you suffered an injury at work and your employer, or another member of staff, was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.
Whatever your job - whether you are a builder injured on a building site or an accountant injured in the office, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Accidents in a public place
HSE statistics expose the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Norfolk workplace in 2014/15. Slips and trips are sometimes the cause of accidents recorded in a different category e.g. being hit by hand tools in use, a carrying injury or an animal related accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as torn ligaments sustained on obstructed pathways are also quite prevalent with falls having occurred on North Walsham Rd and on New Road.
Lawyers can help with claiming compensation for industrial injuries ranging from asbestos related disease to asthma caused by flour.
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More claim types
Courts recognise that serious injuries will have a significant impact on an affected individual. A claim will ease the impact of bills other financial issues on an injured person and their family so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of lawyers have for many years aided claimants impacted by severe accidents. Injuries and medical conditions which are held to be serious include benzene poisoning, eye injuries and serious psychiatric harm.
More about Catastrophic injury compensation claims
North Walsham 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, North Walsham 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 North Walsham, Norfolk 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.
Experienced personal injury lawyers
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 is Quittance's track record of injury claims in North Walsham?
Quittance is a UK-wide network of expert solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in North Walsham, Norfolk and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
In 2017, we assisted 100's of injured claimants throughout Norfolk get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from cycling accidents to accidents in the workplace.
With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.
Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.
Comparing North Walsham personal injury solicitors - online reviews
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from more casual and friendly to formal and traditional. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach offered by different firms.
Will I need a local lawyer ?
The location of the law firm is less important as injury cases are, as a matter of course, managed by phone and email.
However, you should go with a law firm that provides national medical coverage as you will almost always have to go to a medical examination.
Read about : Will I have to attend a medical?
What are the road accident statistics in North Walsham
Road accidents involving all vehicles in North Walsham are reasonably common. Government statistics reveal a total of 2391 accidents (1999 slight accidents, 352 serious accidents and 40 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Norfolk local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,578.
Quittance's network of skilled road traffic accident personal injury solicitors are experienced in securing the best awards for claimants injured in a car accident in North Walsham.
North Walsham work accident statistics
The most recent 2019 accident information for the North Norfolk Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled under RIDDOR regulations by the HSE as follows:
|Work accidents in North Norfolk Local Authority (HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury||0|
|Machinery related injury||9|
|Exposed to explosion||1|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)||0|
|Fall from height||10|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||1|
|Lifting and handling injuries||22|
|Slip or trip||25|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1|
|Hit by falling object||12|
|Trapped by something collapsing||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.