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.
We have helped injured people in Norwich, Norfolk and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury 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 exceptions?
Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or whether there was a criminal incident.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. 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
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:
Norwich road accident claims
You can make a claim for compensation if you were hurt in an accident on Norwich's roads because of a negligent road user.
Regardless of whether you have suffered an injury in a motorbike accident, or have been hurt in a collision, the Quittance guide explains how to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Norwich
You may be entitled to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whatever your job, whether you had a fall from height or developed RSI, our guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Public place injuries
Health and Saftey Executive statistics show that slips and trips are by some margin the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Norfolk. They are typically the precursor to injuries attributed to other reasons like being hit by an object falling from a machine or a drowning accident. Public liability accident claims injuries, such as sprained ankles experienced on obstructed footpaths are also common with trips having occurred on Queens Rd and on Dereham Rd.
When a patient is injured as the result of a consultant or other health professional's carelessness, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.
If you are only looking for closure or answers instead of starting an injury claim, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Colney Lane, Norwich, Norfolk.
Read more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim
Solicitors can help with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses that range from asbestosis to welders lung.
Read more: No win, no fee industrial disease claim
Norwich 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, Norwich 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 Norwich, 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.
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
Has Quittance won many injury claims in Norwich?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that assists people in Norwich, Norfolk and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.
Last year, we helped hundreds of people throughout Norfolk seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including building site accidents and car accidents.
Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and expert advice, make the claims process as clear and straightforward 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.
Reviews for lawyers in Norwich
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach offered by different firms.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.
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 a serious back injury, for example, ranges from £59,950 to £71,500 (based on 2015 market data).
The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Norwich?
As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a personal injury solicitor near you.
Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
What are the road accident statistics in Norwich
Road accidents involving all vehicles in Norwich are relatively 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 district. By 2014 the total had increased to 2,578. Accidents in Norwich in 2013 included car crashes on the A11 and A140 roundabout and on the A11 and A147 roundabout.
The panel of best of breed personal injury lawyers have years of experience in achieving optimum settlements for people injured in a road accident in Norwich.
Norwich work accident statistics
The latest 2019 work accident statistics in the Norwich Local Authority (2013/14) are listed in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive excerpted below:
|HSE reported work accidents in Norwich Local Authority||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||4|
|Exposed to fire||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)||2|
|Fall from height||8|
|Slip or trip||41|
|Hit by vehicle||3|
|Struck by object||10|
|Trapped underneath something||0|
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.