A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

No matter whether you live in Burwell or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced personal injury lawyers are able to take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and another person was liable, Quittance can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as mesothelioma may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what matters in these situations.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your lawyer must demonstrate:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the defendant
  • That duty was breached by the defendant
  • The defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

Answers to your questions and practical guidance can be provided by a brief, no-obligation consultation with a specialist solicitor.

Compensation calculator

The compensation you will be awarded is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our easy to use claim calculator gives an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Burwell

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Burwell are reasonably common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 1969 accidents (1664 slight accidents, 277 serious accidents and 28 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cambridgeshire local authority district. In 2014 the total had increased to 2,049.

Quittance's group of best of breed no win no fee personal injury lawyers have years of experience in getting the best compensation for people hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Burwell.

See: Road accident compensation claims

Work accident claims in Burwell

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for injured claimants, from catering assistants to charities fundraisers, to seek financial compensation. Work injury data for the East Cambridgeshire local authority are compiled in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Government as follows:

Workplace accidents in East Cambridgeshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related698
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toluene)112
Fall from height (scaffolding)221235
Animal related (e.g. livestock)1986
Lifting and carrying411428
Physical attack502
Slip, trip or fall322819
Struck against455
Hit by vehicle031
Hit by falling object25910
Trapped by something collapsing200

See: Work accident claim

Other types of claim

Clinical negligence in Burwell

Medical negligence is the term used when a patient is injured due to a registrar, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you are only looking for a deeper understanding of what happened instead of a compensation award, you can raise a formal complaint. To make a formal complaint against Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

See: Clinical negligence claims

Slips, trips and falls

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) figures show that slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most prevalent accident at work in Cambridgeshire. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the cause of injuries filed under a different category like being hit by a runaway vehicle, a fall from a height or an asphyxiation accident. Public place cases for injuries like strained muscles happening on spillages are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having happened on Ley Rd and on Chapel St.

Burwell serious injury claims

We understand the change an injury claim will make to the lives of severely injured claimants. A claim should lessen the financial burden and take the pressure off a claimant enabling them to prioritise recovery.

Quittance's panel of specialist serious injury solicitors engage with the Courts, insurance companies and medical practitioners to make sure people impacted by severe accidents receive the support they need. Injuries and medical conditions held by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include poisoning and brain tumours.

See: Catastrophic injury claims

Burwell No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Burwell and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet our team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Burwell, from less severe claims to long term industrial disease. Chosen for their track record in winning claims, our lawyers have years of experience.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

Have Quittance solicitors won many injury claims in Burwell?

We are a nationwide network of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that assists claimants in Burwell, Cambridgeshire and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

Last year, we assisted 100's of injured claimants across Cambridgeshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to accidents at work.

Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, make the claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.


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.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Identifying the most appropriate PI lawyer for your legal case is an important step towards getting the best compensation settlement for your accident.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Burwell - how do you make sure you instruct the ideal solicitors' practice to advise you?

The variation in the amount of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between law firms can have a significant impact on your compensation.

To illustrate the point, the amount retained by a successful claimant having been awarded ?3,361 for a wrist fracture can vary from ?2,017 to ?2,857.

Read more at : How much can you claim?

Burwell solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by solicitors, as with any service, can differ considerably.

Reviews can certainly be a good place to start if you are attempting to decide which solicitor to instruct and which considerations are most important to you.

Read more Personal injury lawyer reviews

Are Burwell claimants restricted to only local solicitors?

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

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

Read more
Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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