Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

We have helped hundreds of people in Thetford, Norfolk and across the UK claim compensation for:

Will I be able to make a claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. In practice, several other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, including the accident circumstances, when the date of knowledge was or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.

Talk to an expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker:

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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.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

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.

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

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:

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Thetford road accident claims

Drivers and other road users should be able to start a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on Thetford's roads as the result of someone else's carelessness.

It does not matter if you have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run on Thetford's roads, or have been hurt in a collision on a roundabout, the Quittance road accident claim guide explains what you need to know about what to do.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Thetford

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

Whatever your job is, whether you had a fall or developed noise-induced hearing loss, our work accident claim guide shows you how to make a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Injuries in a public place

Reported statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips and trips are the most common cause of injury at work in Norfolk in 2015. Slips and trips are typically lead to accidents recorded in a different category like being hit by a moving object, a lifting injury or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability litigation for injuries like bruised backs happening on obstructed pathways are also common with street trips having happened in the area.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from mesothelioma to mercury poisoning.

Read more about Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

The Quittance team understand the vital change a compensation claim makes to seriously injured claimants. By limiting the pressure serious injury puts on an injured claimant and their dependants, compensation helps them to prioritise their rehabilitation.

The panel of lawyers have aided claimants receive damages for many chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries referred to as serious and catastrophic include eye injuries and deep vein thrombosis.

Read more about Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Thetford 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, Thetford 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 Thetford, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

What should I do next?

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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FAQs

How much experience do you have of handling claims in Thetford?

We are a nationwide network of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that assists people in Thetford, Norfolk and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have helped 100's of injured claimants across Norfolk seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including injuries sustained at work and car accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that claiming compensation is as 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. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Thetford?

You do not need to instruct a lawyer near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Read Thetford solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by solicitors, as with any service, vary considerably.

Online reviews can certainly be a good place to start when considering which solicitor to go with.

See Personal injury solicitors reviews

The contrast in the amount of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums charged by firms often surprises prospective claimants.

For instance the amount retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of £15,687 for neck injuries causing spondylosis, serious limitation of movement or permanent/recurring pain might vary from £9,412 to £13,334.

Read more at How to compare personal injury solicitors

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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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

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?

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.

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

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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