Years of experience helping injured claimants

If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we can help.

With our no win, no fee guarantee, there is no financial risk in making a compensation claim, even if you don't win your claim.

How did your injury occur?

Depending on how your injury happened, the compensation claims process will vary. A specialist solicitor will guide you through the stages of making a claim.

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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.

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

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 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker.

Do I have longer to claim if injured as a child?

Claimants who were injured as a child have until their 21st birthday to make a claim on their own behalf. If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

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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.

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.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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.

Swaffham road accident claims

Accidents on Swaffham's roads are reasonably common. Department of Transport data shows there were 1799 road accidents in Norfolk in 2021 (1413 slight accidents, 367 accidents and 19 fatalities). 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.

Drivers, cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians all owe a duty of care to all other road users. If you have been injured as a result of the actions or negligence of another road user, you may be able to start a claim for compensation.

whether you were hurt in a car crash, or sustained an injury in a hit-and-run, we're here to help. This guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

Swaffham work injury claims

According to the HSE, in 2021, there were 766 non-fatal and 1 fatal work-related accidents in Norfolk. 572 of these accidents led to 7 or more days off work for the injured worker.

You may be entitled to claim work accident compensation if you've been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whether you were injured or became ill working as a warehouse worker or a caterer, our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

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How common are Swaffham work accidents?

Norfolk work accidents (HSE)Reported Injuries
Not Reported16%
Electricity related0%
Machinery related7%
Fire related (e.g. burns)1%
Exposure to harmful substance2%
Fall from height (ladder)10%
Injured by an animal5%
Lifting20%
Physical assault5%
Slip, trip, fall same level19%
Struck against4%
Struck by moving vehicle1%
Struck by object9%
Trapped by something collapsing1%

Swaffham medical negligence claims

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when a person sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from any of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Swaffham.

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Swaffham public place injury claims

There is a legal duty on the owners (occupiers) of premises to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of visitors.

Whether your accident occurred when travelling on public transport or in a gymnasium, and the property owner or occupier was at fault, you could be able to start an injury claim.

If you have suffered an injury as a result of an accident in public, we can help.

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Public place accident claims

Serious injury compensation claims

Compensation claims for injuries considered to be serious (catastrophic) typically include serious burns, complex fractures and head trauma. Facial scarring, injuries to the senses, and health conditions such as Chronic Pain Syndrome are also considered to be life-altering injuries.

If you have suffered a serious injury, we recognise how important a successful injury claim will be towards supporting your recovery.

Our panel of expert catastrophic injury solicitors understand the difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.

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Serious injury compensation claims

Will I need to travel to a solicitor's office?

Personal injury claims are conducted remotely. This means you won't have to travel to your solicitor's office when making a claim.

You can talk to a legally-trained advisor about your accident or injury, before you choose to start a claim.

If you decide to make a compensation claim, your solicitor will take you through the process over the phone. You will be able to speak to your solicitor at any stage and you wlll receive regular updates.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

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 Swaffham and cross the UK.

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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

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  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance helped many claimants in Swaffham?

Whether you live in Swaffham, Norfolk, or elsewhere in the UK, we can help you make a no win, no fee compensation claim.

Whether your injury occurred due to medical negligence or in a car or bike accident we will ensure your case is handled by an expert, specialist solicitor.

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 personal injury solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Personal recommendations and online reviews will help you find the right solicitor for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor