Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.
How Quittance can help
We have helped hundreds of people in Taverham, Norfolk and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Can I claim 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. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the type of illness or injury, whether the defendant is uninsured or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.
Why not speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal 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
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:
Taverham road accident claims
Taverham drivers and other road users can make a claim for compensation if they are hurt as the result of someone else's carelessness.
It does not matter whether you were a passenger in a car accident, or were involved riding a cycle on Taverham's roads, our guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Taverham
Have you have had an accident at work and your employer or another member of staff was responsible? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.
Whatever your job is, whether you fractured a bone or have been exposed to toxic chemicals, our work accident claim guide shows you how best to make a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Accidents in a public place
Reported data expose the fact that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most common accident at work in Norfolk. Slips, trips and falls are often the precursor to accidents recorded in a different category like being hit by an object falling from a vehicle or a river drowning accident. Public place (Broadland local authority) litigation for injuries such as fractured vertebrae happening on potholes are also quite common with recent slips having occurred in the area.
Clinical negligence is the term used when someone sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.
If you only want the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to injury compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. To make a formal complaint against James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.
Read more: Medical negligence compensation
Personal injury lawyers can help claimants with securing compensation for industrial illness that include anything from allergic contact dermatitis to solvent exposure.
Read more: Industrial disease compensation
Taverham 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, Taverham 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 Taverham, 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.
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
to start a claim
How much experience do the solicitors have of winning claims in Taverham?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of SRA regulated solicitors that assists people injured in Taverham, Norfolk and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
Last year, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants across Norfolk seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to part-time worker injuries.
With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on your recovery.
Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.
Reviews for solicitors in Taverham
Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach offered by different firms.
Do you need a local lawyer?
The location of a solicitor is not especially important as cases can be managed without the need to meet the solicitor.
You will need to instruct a law firm that offers national medical coverage as you will almost always have to attend a medical exam.
The difference in the amount of success fees and insurance premiums charged by law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is huge.
For example the amount retained by a successful claimant being awarded compensation of £5,154 for minor eye injuries could vary from £3,092 to £4,381.
Additional reading : Get a quote
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.