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.
If someone else was responsible for your accident or injuries, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
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 other factors that could affect my right to claim?
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 376 1001. Alternatively, 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 Sheringham
If you have been injured on Sheringham's roads, or anywhere in the UK, you may be entitled to claim compensation. An injury claim may be possible if you were injured:
- As driver or passenger
- On a motorbike or bicycle
- As a pedestrian
- On public transport
Whether you have been hurt in a collision on a roundabout, or were involved as a pedestrian, our expert team can help. Our useful guide explains how to make a road accident injury claim.
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.
Sheringham medical negligence claims
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
Sheringham public place accidents
Whether your accident happened in a park or in a shopping centre, and another party was to blame, you could be able to start an injury claim.
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.
Other types of Sheringham injury claims
Lawyers can assist with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from radiation exposure to siderosis.
Read more about Industrial disease compensation claim
Read more about Industrial disease compensation
Sheringham 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.
Sheringham 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 Sheringham, Norfolk 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.
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.
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 Sheringham 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:
- Find out
if you can claim
- No obligation
to start a claim
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.
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|
|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.