Why choose Quittance for your personal injury claim?

Our personal injury experts are here to help, so you can focus on your recovery.

If you have been injured and you think it is someone else's fault, you could make a claim for financial compensation.

What caused your injury?

The claims process is different, depending on how and where you were injured. Personal injury solicitors tend to specialise in specific types of claim.

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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.

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

What if I was injured as a child?

An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child. If you suffered an injury as a child, you have until you turn 21 years old to claim compensation.

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Child injury compensation claims

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.

Thetford road accident claims

Road accidents in Thetford are quite common. Department of Transport data shows there were 1799 road accidents in Norfolk in 2021, including 1413 slight accidents, 367 accidents and 19 fatalities. Accidents in the Thetford area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A11 and A134 roundabout and on the A11 and B1107 roundabout.

All road users, including cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians, owe a duty of care to all other 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 no win, no fee claim for compensation.

Whether you have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, or have been hurt in a collision on a roundabout, our road accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a claim.

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Work injury claims in Thetford

In 2021, there were 766 non-fatal work accidents and 1 fatalities in Norfolk, based on official records.

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

Whether you suffered an injury when working as a temp worker or a doctor, our work accident claim guide shows you how to make a successful no win, no fee claim.

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Work accident compensation

How common are Thetford work accidents?

Norfolk work accidents (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Other13%
Electric shock injury1%
Machinery related injury1%
Exposed to explosion1%
Harmful substance related1%
Fall from height16%
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)28%
Lifting and carrying11%
Physical assault5%
Slip, trip, fall same level13%
Struck against2%
Struck by moving vehicle1%
Struck by object7%
Trapped under falling object1%

Medical negligence claims in Thetford

When a patient is injured due to the lack of care of a GP or other medical professional, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from a clinic or NHS trust covering Thetford.

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Public place injury claims in Thetford

UK law states that owners (occupiers) of premises are liable for the safety and welfare of all visitors.

Whether you were hurt on council-maintained land or on a wet floor at a supermarket, and another party caused your injury, you could be entitled to claim.

If you have been injured in an accident in a public place, we can help.

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Public place accident compensation claims

Compensation for serious injuries

Serious injuries, often referred to as catastrophic injuries, are those which have a life-changing impact on an injured claimant and their family. These include spinal and skull fractures, complex fractures and serious head trauma. Serious and catastrophic injuries could also refer to work-related cancers, severe scarring and organ damage.

We know how important a successful serious injury claim will be. Compensation will help to reduce the financial burden, and your specialist catastrophic injury solicitor will also liaise with insurers and care professionals, so you can focus on your recovery.

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Serious injury compensation claims

Do I need to visit a solicitor's office?

When making a personal injury claim, you won't need to attend your solicitor's office at any stage.

You can begin with a free phone consultation with a legally-trained advisor. Your advisor will set out your options for compensation, and there is no obligation to proceed.

Once you do start your claim, a specialist solicitor will take you through each step. Your lawyer will be with you throughout the process, from your initial questions to the day you recieve your compensation.

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 Thetford 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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  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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FAQs

Have you helped many claimants in Thetford?

Every year, we help hundreds of injury claimants in Thetford, Norfolk and across the UK.

Whether you have been injured as a result of a missed diagnosis or because of a coworker's negligence we can introduce you to the best personal injury solicitor for your needs.

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.

Thetford solicitor reviews

All personal injury solicitors are regulated by the SRA. Although injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary.

Online reviews and personal recommendations can help you to select which solicitor is the right fit 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?

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator