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

If you've been injured in an accident, we can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

How we can help you

We have helped injured people in Watton, Norfolk and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Can I 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 (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident, when the date of knowledge was or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.

Talk to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. You can also 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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Watton road accident claims

You can claim compensation if you suffered an injury on Watton's roads because of the carelessness of another road user.

Whether you have suffered an injury in a cycling accident, or were hurt in a car collision on Watton's roads, the Quittance road accident compensation claim guide explains everything you need to know about starting a claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Watton

If you were injured at work and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.

No matter what you do for a living, whether you tore a ligament or have been exposed to toxic chemicals, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Accidents in a public place

Reported statistics reveal that employee slips and trips are the most frequent accident at work in Norfolk and the UK. Slips and trips are typically the precursor to accidents recorded in a different category like being hit by moving machinery or a fire related (burn) accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries such as broken ankles sustained on spillages are also quite prevalent with pothole trips having happened in the area.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness ranging from occupational asthma to PCB exposure.

For more information: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

Quittance's team recognise the critical difference an injury claim can make to the lives of severely injured claimants. We work to get maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, which includes claiming for medical and care costs. Quittance's panel of law firms have for many years helped claimants impacted by major accidents.

For more information: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Watton 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, Watton 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 Watton, 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

Friendly and professional advice

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

Have you handled many Watton claims?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Watton, Norfolk and throughout the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

We have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Norfolk get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including bike accidents and factory accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean making a claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.

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. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

What should you look for when checking reviews for solicitors in Watton?

Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

What are the road accident statistics in Watton

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Watton are not uncommon with a total of 2391 accidents (1999 slight accidents, 352 serious accidents and 40 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Norfolk local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,578.

The panel of proficient lawyers have vast experience in negotiating optimum compensation for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Watton.

What are the Watton work accident statistics?

The most recent 2019 injury and illness statistics in the Breckland Local Authority (2013/14) was available in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive and set out below:

Work accidents in Breckland Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Not Reported28
Electricity related0
Machinery related12
Fire related (e.g. burns)2
Exposure to harmful substance3
Fall from height (ladder)17
Injured by an animal9
Lifting34
Physical assault9
Slip, trip, fall same level33
Struck against7
Struck by moving vehicle2
Struck by object15
Trapped by something collapsing1

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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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