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.
How Quittance can help
Each year, we help hundreds of people in Sudbury, Suffolk and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?
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 other points to consider?
Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or when the date of knowledge was.
Why not speak to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online 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
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 Sudbury
Drivers and other road users should be able to start a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on Sudbury's roads due to another party's negligence.
It does not matter if you were hurt in a car collision on Sudbury's roads, or have suffered an injury in a cycling accident, the Quittance guide sets out what you need to do to make a road accident claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Sudbury
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.
However your injury occurred, whether you a civil engineer injured in the field or an estate agent injured on a property viewing, our work accident claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Injuries in a public place
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) figures stress the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent accident at work in Suffolk and the UK in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are often the cause of injuries classified under another heading like being hit by a runaway vehicle, a fall from a height or a harmful substance accident. Public place (Braintree local authority) litigation for injuries like bruised backs occurring on potholes are also quite prevalent with street falls having happened in the local area.
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a person sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.
If you are just looking for an explanation as to what went wrong instead of financial damages, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to make a complaint against Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, you can contact Heath Road, Ipswich, Suffolk.
More about No win, no fee medical negligence claims
More claim types
We recognise the change a compensation claim makes to the lives of seriously injured claimants. Damages will ease the financial load and reduce the pressure on an injured person so they can focus on rehabilitation. The panel of lawyers correspond with insurance companies and medical providers to ensure people impacted by severe accidents get the support they need.
More about No win, no fee serious injury claims
Sudbury 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, Sudbury 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 Sudbury, 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.
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
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Frequently asked questions
What is Quittance's track record of winning claims in Sudbury?
Quittance is a UK-wide panel of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Sudbury, Suffolk and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.
The solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Suffolk get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and building site accidents.
Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make the 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 gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.
Read Sudbury solicitor reviews
Service standards provided by lawyers, as with any service, can vary.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be informative when considering which lawyer to pick.
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 serious neck injuries involving fractures or damage to discs, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £53,075 to £105,875 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
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?".
Do you need to go with a local legal firm?
The whereabouts of the law firm is less critical as cases can be managed remotely.
You will need to instruct a law firm with medical facilities near you as you will almost always have to go to a medical exam.
Further reading - Do you have a local medical centre?
What are the road accident statistics in Sudbury
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Sudbury are reasonably common. Official statistics show 25 fatal accidents, 266 serious accidents and 1923 slight accidents in 2013 in Suffolk (Total events were 2214 council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,349. Incidents in the Sudbury area in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the A131 and B1115 junction and on the A134 and B1508 roundabout.
The panel of professional no win, no fee solicitors have a wealth of experience in getting maximum damages for people injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Sudbury.
Work accident statistics in Sudbury
The latest 2019 work accident stats in the Braintree Local Authority (2013/14) was available under reporting legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive and set out below:
|Work accidents in Braintree Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Contact with machinery||5|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. carbon monoxide poisoning)||0|
|Fall from height||18|
|Injured by an animal||2|
|Lifting and handling injuries||45|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||43|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2|
|Hit by object||20|
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.