Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
We have helped injured claimants in Swaffham, Norfolk and across the UK get compensation for:
Can I make a claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or whether a child was injured.
Why not speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. 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
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:
Swaffham road accident claims
Swaffham road users can start a claim for compensation if they are injured as the result of another party's negligence.
Whether you were hurt in a crash, or sustained an injury in a hit-and-run on Swaffham's roads, we're here to help. This guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Swaffham
You may be entitled to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whatever you do for a living, whether you injured your back or developed hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
When someone is injured due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.
If you are only looking for a deeper understanding of what happened rather than starting an injury claim, you can raise a formal complaint. You can contact Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Read more about Clinical negligence compensation
Solicitors can assist with getting compensation for industrial illness including anything from NIHL to welding rod fumes exposure.
Read more about Industrial disease compensation
More injury claim types
Quittance's team recognise the difference compensation can make to severely injured claimants. Quittance's panel of solicitors work to get the maximum compensation for serious injuries, including claiming for medical treatment and care costs.
Read more about Catastrophic injury compensation
Swaffham 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, Swaffham 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 Swaffham, 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.
How do I start the process?
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 handling claims in Swaffham?
Quittance Legal Services is a national network of results-focussed solicitors that helps people in Swaffham, Norfolk and throughout the country, recover compensation for their injuries.
The solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants in Norfolk seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from scaffolding accidents to car accidents.
With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and experienced claims specialists, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.
Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.
Swaffham solicitor reviews
Levels of service offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, vary considerably.
Reading reviews can be enlightening if you are trying to decide which lawyer to act for you and which considerations are most important to you.
Find out more Personal injury solicitors reviews
Will I need to instruct a local legal firm ?
The location of a law firm is not particularly critical as cases are typically handled by phone, post and email.
It is however necessary to instruct a company that offers national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will usually have to go to a medical assessment.
Read more : What is the process for attending a medical?
What are the road accident statistics in Swaffham
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Swaffham are relatively commonplace. 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. In 2014 accidents increased to 2,578. Accidents in the Swaffham region in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A1065 and A47 junction and on the single carriageway of the A1065 and B1077 junction.
Quittance's panel of proficient road traffic accident personal injury lawyers have years of experience in negotiating optimum general and special damages for people injured in a car accident in Swaffham.
What are the Swaffham work accident statistics?
The latest 2019 work accident figures for the Breckland Local Authority (2013/14) are listed in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the HSE excerpted below:
|Work accidents in Breckland Local Authority (HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||2|
|Exposure to harmful substance||3|
|Fall from height (ladder)||17|
|Injured by an animal||9|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||33|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2|
|Struck by object||15|
|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.