Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

We have helped hundreds of people in Sheringham, Norfolk and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury 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 exceptions?

Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether there is an untraceable defendant.

It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim compensation. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Injury 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 Sheringham

You have the right to make a claim for compensation if you are hurt on Sheringham's roads as the result of another driver's negligence.

Whether you have been hurt in a collision on a roundabout, or were involved as a pedestrian on Sheringham's roads, our expert team can help. Quittance's useful guide explains how to make a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Sheringham

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

No matter what you do for a living, whether you are an ambulance driver injured in the line of duty or nurse injured in a hospital, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Injuries in a public place

Health and Saftey Executive statistics show that slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most frequent accident at work in Norfolk and the UK as a whole. Slips and trips are frequently lead to injuries classified under another heading for instance being hit by a moving object or a lake drowning accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries such as facial scarring happening on pavement ice are also common with recent falls having happened on High Street and on Cromer Rd.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a patient is injured as the result of the carelessness of a consultant or other health professional. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

You can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened instead of starting an injury claim. You can contact Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, for example, to make a formal complaint against James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more about Clinical negligence compensation claim

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Lawyers can assist with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from radiation exposure to siderosis.

Read more about Industrial disease compensation claim

Industrial disease claims

Sheringham 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, Sheringham 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 Sheringham, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

We are here to help

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 experience do your solicitors have of winning claims in Sheringham?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that assists claimants in Sheringham, Norfolk and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.

In 2017, we have helped 100's of injured claimants in Norfolk seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from pedestrian accidents to building site accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, make the 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.

Do you need to instruct a local Sheringham solicitor ?

The location of a solicitor is not so critical as injury cases are normally conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to instruct a company that has medical facilities near you as claimants will have to attend a medical exam.

Read about : Do you have a local medical centre?

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Read Sheringham solicitor reviews

Levels of service offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary a great deal.

Reading reviews can certainly be enlightening if you are weighing up which solicitor to work with.

See Reviews

What are the road accident statistics in Sheringham

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Sheringham are common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 2391 accidents (1999 slight accidents, 352 serious accidents and 40 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Norfolk local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 2,578.

Quittance's network of expert road traffic accident personal injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in getting the best general and special damages for claimants injured in a road accident in Sheringham.

Work accident statistics in Sheringham

The most recent 2019 accident information for the North Norfolk Local Authority (2013/14) reported under RIDDOR legislation by the Government:

Work accidents in North Norfolk Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Undefined21
Electric shock injury0
Machinery related injury9
Exposed to explosion1
Fire related (e.g. burns)0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)0
Fall from height10
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)1
Lifting and handling injuries22
Physical assault3
Slip or trip25
Struck against3
Struck by moving vehicle1
Hit by falling object12
Trapped by something collapsing1

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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