Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.
How we can help
We have helped injured people in Suffolk, Essex and across the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a claim?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- 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 considerations?
Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or how close to the claim limitation date you are.
Why not speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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:
Suffolk road accident claims
You may be able to start a claim for compensation if you sustained an injury on Suffolk's roads because of a careless road user.
It does not matter if you sustained an injury in a cycling accident, or were hurt in a crash on Suffolk's roads, our road accident compensation claim guide explains what you need to know about how to claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Suffolk
If you were injured at work in the last three years and it wasn?t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation.
However your injury occurred, whether you broke a bone or have been diagnosed with vibration white finger, our guide to work accident claims explains what you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Public place injuries
HSE statistics indicate that employee slips and trips are still the most common cause of injury at work in East of England. Slips and trips are often related to injuries attributed to other reasons for instance being hit by hand tools in use or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place (Mid Suffolk local authority) accident claims injuries such as torn ligaments suffered on spillages are also quite common with incidents having occurred recently.
Medical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of a GP or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.
Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are only looking for a detailed explanation of what happened instead of a compensation award. For example, you can contact Heath Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, to make a complaint against Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust.
Read more: No win, no fee medical negligence claims
More injury claim types
The lasting impact serious and catastrophic injury can have will be recognised by Courts when calculating how much compensation to pay.
Our network of expert lawyers work to achieve maximum compensation for major injuries, including compensation for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy. Quittance's network of expert law firms correspond with insurance companies, medical practitioners and the other side's legal representatives to ensure families impacted by major accidents receive medical and financial support. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be catastrophic or serious include dioxin poisoning, major surgical negligence and spinal cord damage.
Read more: No win, no fee serious injury claims
Suffolk 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, Suffolk 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 Suffolk, Essex 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.
Helping people like you
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:
if you can claim
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What is Quittance's track record of injury claims in Suffolk?
Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of SRA regulated solicitors that assists claimants in Suffolk and across the country, get compensation.
In the last 12 months, we have assisted hundreds of people in Suffolk get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including scaffolding accidents and whiplash.
Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, mean making a claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.
Suffolk solicitor reviews
The levels of service provided by injury lawyers can differ.
Researching reviews can certainly help build a picture if you are thinking about which solicitor best serves your needs.
Find out more - Solicitor reviews
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 severe shoulder injuries, for example, ranges from £15,510 to £38,830 (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?".
Will I need to go with a local Suffolk injury lawyer ?
Choosing a nearby law firm is not important as cases are, as a matter of course, conducted by phone, post and email.
However, you should select a law firm that offers medical facilities near you as claimants will almost always need to go to a medical examination.
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.