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

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.

How we can help

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

Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury 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. Practically speaking, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, including the circumstances of your accident, how close to the claim limitation date you are or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.

We would be happy to give you a definitive answer. Speak to an expert now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury 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 Cambourne

You can claim compensation if you were hurt in an accident on Cambourne's roads because of the actions of another road user.

It does not matter whether you have been hurt in a car collision, or have suffered an injury in a cycling accident, the Quittance expert guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Cambourne

If you were injured at work in the last three years, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you suffered a cut or laceration or have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

Officially reported statistics indicate that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most prevalent accident at work in Cambridgeshire in 2015. They are typically related to accidents attributed to other causes like being hit by an object falling from a building, when supporting another person or an animal related accident. Public place (South Cambridgeshire local authority) legal claims for injuries like fractured wrists suffered on pavement cracks are also quite prevalent with recent slips and trips having happened on Mill Rd.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone suffers injury or illness as the result of a registrar, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you only want a detailed explanation of what happened instead of a compensation award. For example, you can write to Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more about Medical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

The long-term effect a serious or catastrophic injury has will be understood by Courts when they are working out how much compensation to pay.

Compensation will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues and take the pressure off an injured person and their family enabling them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of lawyers correspond with insurance companies and the defendant's representatives, helping to ensure claimants impacted by serious accidents and injuries receive legal and medical support. Injuries and illnesses which are held to be serious and catastrophic include neck injuries, cancer and amputation.

Read more about Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Cambourne 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, Cambourne 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 Cambourne, 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 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

We are here to help

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

What experience do the solicitors have of handling claims in Cambourne?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that assists claimants in Cambourne, Cambridgeshire and across the UK, get compensation.

We have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Cambridgeshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from injuries sustained at work to car passenger accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Injury lawyer reviews in Cambourne - What to look for

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from formal and traditional to sympathetic. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

Do you need a local injury lawyer ?

Going for a local solicitors office is not particularly important as injury cases are typically handled remotely.

You will need to select a company that has national medical centres as claimants will almost always be expected to attend an independent medical examination.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

What are the road accident statistics in Cambourne

Our network of skilled no win, no fee litigators have a wealth of experience in obtaining the best awards for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Cambourne.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Cambourne are relatively commonplace. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 28 fatal accidents, 277 serious accidents and 1664 slight accidents in 2013 in Cambridgeshire (Total events were 1969 local authority. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,049.

What are the Cambourne work accident statistics?

The latest 2019 work accident data for the South Cambridgeshire Local Authority (2013/14) was available in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive and set out below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in South Cambridgeshire Local AuthorityReported Injuries
Undetermined21
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)0
Machinery related injury7
Fire related (e.g. burns)0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. carbon monoxide poisoning)2
Fall from height13
Injured by an animal1
Lifting and carrying34
Physical assault19
Slip, trip, fall same level41
Struck against4
Struck by moving vehicle3
Struck by object16
Crushed by something collapsing0

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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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