Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, we can help.
Each year, we help injured claimants in Woodbridge, Suffolk and across the UK get compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?
The basic criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- 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 considerations?
Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury, where the injury occurred or whether liability can be proved.
A short phone call will let you know whether you are eligible to make a claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online 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:
Road accident claims in Woodbridge
Woodbridge drivers and other road users have the right to make a claim for compensation if they have been injured due to another party's carelessness.
Regardless of whether you have been hurt in a car collision on Woodbridge's roads, or sustained an injury in a hit-and-run, our guide to road accident compensation claims sets out what you need to know about the compensation process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Woodbridge
You may be eligible to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
No matter what your job is - whether you are a plumber injured on a building site or a solicitor injured in the office, our work accident claim guide shows you how to make a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Public place accidents
Reported statistics emphasise the fact that slips and trips are the most frequent accident in the Suffolk workplace. These types of accident are quite often lead to accidents recorded in another category for instance being hit by moving machinery, when supporting another person or a toxic substance accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like fractured vertebrae occurring on pavement cracks are also common with recent dislodged paving slab trips having occurred recently.
Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person is injured due to a GP or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been affected by medical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.
If you are just looking for closure or answers instead of claiming compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, for example, you can write to Heath Road, Ipswich, Suffolk.
More about Clinical negligence claims
Personal injury solicitors can help with getting compensation for industrial injuries ranging from NIHL to pleural thickening.
More about Industrial disease claims
Woodbridge 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, Woodbridge 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 Woodbridge, Suffolk 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.
Take the first steps towards compensation
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 Woodbridge?
Quittance is a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in Woodbridge, Suffolk and across the UK, obtain compensation.
In the last 12 months, we have helped hundreds of people throughout Suffolk seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents in the workplace and accidents on the road.
With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and specialist advice, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.
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.
Woodbridge solicitor reviews
The standards of communication and advice provided by lawyers, as with any service, vary enormously.
Reviews can be a good place to start when deciding which solicitor best serves your needs.
Do you need a local injury lawyer?
The whereabouts of the solicitor is not particularly relevant as injury cases are normally run by phone and email.
You will need to choose a firm that offers national medical centres as you will almost always be expected to attend a medical assessment.
More on - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?
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.