Updated: Friday, 5th August 2016
Whether you are based in Cambourne or anywhere else in the UK, our personal injury solicitors will assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.
Making a claim
Claims for compensation should be made within three years of an injury in most cases.
Extensive legislation exists to support injured Claimants, and our panel of personal injury lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to their clients regarding the likelihood of success.
In order to successfully win an injury claim, your solicitor must prove that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.
Locating the right personal injury solicitor for your claim
In most cases a claim for compensation can take months to agree a settlement and for cases of serious injury, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA regulate the legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they do not regulate many factors that matter to people affected by injury, such as speed or level of service.
Your lawyer should be someone you can trust at every step of the process to offer practical guidance and specialist legal advice.
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.
Injury compensation claims our network of solicitors handles in Cambourne
Our panel of lawyers have assisted clients receive compensation for a broad range of injury and illness.
Road traffic claims
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.
Accidents at work
Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants, from construction workers to commodity brokers, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Work accident data for the South Cambridgeshire local authority made available in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in South Cambridgeshire Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||1||0||0|
|Machinery related injury||5||4||7|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||0||1||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. carbon monoxide poisoning)||6||4||2|
|Fall from height||16||19||13|
|Injured by an animal||3||1||1|
|Lifting and carrying||58||45||34|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||54||44||41|
|Struck by moving vehicle||6||1||3|
|Struck by object||20||12||16|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1||0||0|
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.
Medical and clinical negligence in Cambourne
Clinical negligence - formerly known as medical negligence - is where there has been a breach of the duty of care on the part of a doctor, GP, surgeon or other medical provider. Quittance's expert panel of solicitors acting for Cambridgeshire and Cambourne have helped Claimants with claims brought against hospitals including Papworth Hospital, Papworth Hospital, Papworth Everard, Cambridge, CB23 3RE.
Slips, trips and falls
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.
How No Win, No Fee lawyers take care of cases in Cambourne
If you win your injury claim, the costs for your lawyer will be covered by the other side. When your compensation claim is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the solicitor confirms that you are not required to pay the legal costs.
A success fee is levied by solicitors serving Cambourne who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. Unlike the standard legal fees, the success fee will be taken out of the Claimant's award and will be in most cases 25 percent.
No Win, No Fee - Guaranteed
Some solicitors may charge additional fees should the case end prematurely. Using Quittance, 100% No Win, No Fee is assured, with no catches in the small print. Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here
What should you do next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Before you decide to instruct a solicitor arm yourself with as much information about making a claim as possible. The right answers can help you to make the right decision for you.
Find answers to popular questions asked by potential Claimants on our frequently asked questions page.
Ready to begin your claim?
Once you have chosen to get underway, you can start your injury claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or using Quittance's online contact form.
Contact a member of Quittance's network of specialists today to discuss your claim. Request a callback or phone 0800 612 7456.