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

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, we can help.

How we can help

Every year, we help injured people in Burwell, Cambridgeshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Will I be able to make a claim?

If you have been injured or made ill in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. In practice, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the context of your injury, the location of the injury or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.

It costs nothing to find out if you can claim. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our 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 calculator

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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Road accident claims in Burwell

You can claim compensation if you are hurt in an accident on Burwell's roads because of a negligent road user.

Whether you have suffered an injury in a motorbike accident, or were hurt in a car collision, Quittance's useful guide sets out how to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Burwell

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Injuries in a public place

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.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

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

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

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

Other types of claim

Burwell 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, Burwell 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 Burwell, Cambridgeshire 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 fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Friendly and professional advice

Our specialist solicitors have 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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FAQs

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.

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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 Quittance’s 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.

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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