Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.

Our personal injury services

Each year, we help injured people in Stowmarket, Suffolk and across the UK claim compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

The basic criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or whether a minor was injured.

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 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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Stowmarket road accident claims

Stowmarket road users should be able to claim compensation if they have been injured due to another party's actions.

It does not matter if you have been hurt in a car accident on Stowmarket's roads, or have suffered an injury in a cycling accident, our team are here. Quittance's useful guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Stowmarket

Have you have had an accident at work and your employer was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Accidents in a public place

Health and Safety data reveal that employee slips and trips are by some margin the most prevalent accident at work in Suffolk and the UK. These types of accident are typically related to accidents recorded in another category like being hit by an object falling from a machine, being trapped by something or an exposure to fire accident. Public place cases for injuries like broken shoulders occurring on potholes are also common with pavement trips having happened in the area.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person suffers injury or illness due to a doctor or other health worker's carelessness. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are just looking for a formal account of what went wrong rather than injury compensation. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, you can contact Heath Road, Ipswich, Suffolk.

See: Clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness including anything from asbestos related illness to vibration white finger.

See: Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

Stowmarket 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, Stowmarket 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 Stowmarket, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

What should I do next?

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

Have the solicitors handled many claims in Stowmarket?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that assists claimants in Stowmarket, Suffolk and throughout the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of people in Suffolk seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from ladder accidents to car accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, make our claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.

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 means you will never be out of pocket.

Will you need to choose a local Stowmarket legal firm ?

The whereabouts of the solicitors office is not particularly relevant as injury cases now tend to be managed remotely.

It is however necessary to instruct a solicitors' firm that has national medical centres as claimants will usually be expected to go to a medical assessment.

More details : Can I attend a medical centre near me?

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For loss of smell, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £20,185 to £26,620 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Stowmarket solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by solicitors, as with any service, can vary a great deal.

Reading reviews can certainly be revealing when deciding which solicitor to act for you.

See Solicitor reviews

What are the road accident statistics in Stowmarket

Quittance's network of knowledgeable no win, no fee injury solicitors are experienced in getting the highest damages for people who have been hurt in a car accident in Stowmarket.

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Stowmarket are relatively commonplace. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 25 fatal accidents, 266 serious accidents and 1923 slight accidents in 2013 in Suffolk (Total events were 2214 local authority district. In 2014 the total had increased to 2,349. Incidents in Stowmarket in 2013 included crashes on the A14 and A1120 roundabout and on the A1120 and B1113 roundabout.

Work accident statistics in Stowmarket

The latest 2019 injury and illness figures for the Mid Suffolk Local Authority (2013/14) are listed in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the HSE excerpted below:

Work accidents in Mid Suffolk Local Authority HSE)Reported Injuries
General17
Electric shock injury0
Machinery related injury4
Fire related (e.g. burns)0
Exposure to toxic substance1
Fall from height (ladder)9
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)2
Lifting and handling injuries34
Physical assault7
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)32
Struck against3
Struck by moving vehicle1
Struck by object6
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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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