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

Have you had to take time off work to recover from your injuries? Has your daily life been affected? If so, our team can help.

If your injuries resulted from another person's actions or negligence, you may be able to make a no win, no fee compensation claim.

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 other factors that could affect my right to claim?

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 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker.

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

Whether you were injured on a playground, at school, or anywhere else, you can start a claim at any point until your 21st birthday.

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.

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

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:

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Watton road accident claims

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault in Watton, or anywhere in England or Wales, you may be entitled to claim compensation. A compensation claim could be possible if you were injured as a:

  • Driver or passenger in a car
  • Rider or pillion on a motorbike
  • Lorry, HGV or van driver or passenger
  • Public transport user (bus or taxi)
  • Cyclist or e-scooter rider
  • Pedestrian

Whether you have suffered an injury in a cycling accident, or were hurt in a car collision, our road accident compensation claim guide explains everything you need to know about starting a claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

Watton work accident claims

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

All employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a security officer or a miner, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.

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Work accident claims

Watton clinical negligence claims

When a person suffers injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against any of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Watton.

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Watton Occupiers liability injury claims

A compensation claim for an injury on property or land that is accessible to the general public is called a public liability claim.

Whether your accident occurred on council property or at an airport, you may be able to claim compensation.

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

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Claim occupiers liability injury compensation

Compensation claims for serious injuries

Serious injury claims, which are sometimes called catastrophic injuries or large-loss claims, include compensation for life-changing injuries like spinal or brain injuries.

We understand how vital catastrophic injury compensation can be, helping you to focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. A claim will help to ease the financial burden, stress and uncertainty following a serious accident.

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Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?

No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Watton, and across the UK.

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Watton No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Watton injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Watton, Norfolk and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 Watton and cross the UK.

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

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 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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Frequently asked questions

Have you helped many claimants in Watton?

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

Whether you have been injured in a car accident, at your workplace or due to medical negligence we can introduce you to the best personal injury solicitor for your needs.

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.

Watton solicitor reviews

All personal injury solicitors are regulated by the SRA. Although injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Personal recommendations and online reviews can help you to decide which solicitor is the right fit for you.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

What are the road accident statistics in Watton?

Accidents involving drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users in Watton are quite common. Department of Transport data reveals there were 1799 road accidents in Norfolk in 2021, including 1413 slight accidents, 367 accidents and 19 fatal accidents.

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.

Work accident statistics in Watton

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

HSE-reported work accidents in NorfolkReported 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%

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?

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor