Updated: Tuesday, 2nd August 2016
Whether you are based in Cambridgeshire or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced solicitors are able to manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.
Making a personal injury claim
Extensive legislation exists to provide support for people seeking compensation, and our network of specialist solicitors have many years of experience giving advice to their clients with regard to the strength of their claims.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like noise-induced deafness are frequently still able to claim even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what is important in such circumstances.
In order to win a Cambridgeshire personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.
A no-obligation phone consultation with an expert Cambridgeshire solicitor can give answers and advice.
What points to think about when selecting the best personal injury lawyer
Instructing the most appropriate injury solicitor to assist you is the most important step towards negotiating the best compensation award for your accident.
With over 100 solicitors offices within 25 miles of Cambridgeshire (according the Solicitors Regulation Authority 2015), how can you make sure you select the ideal legal practice for your needs?
Cambridgeshire personal injury solicitor reviews
Service standards offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, vary considerably.
Researching reviews is a great place to start if you are deciding which solicitor to choose.
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Does the location of the lawyer matter?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
The contrast in success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums charged by solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is enormous.
For instance the amount of compensation retained by a successful Claimant accepting a settlement of £79,482 for serious neck injuries involving fractures or damage to discs might vary from £47,689 to £67,560.
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Legal cases we handle in Cambridgeshire
Compensation can be claimed for a broad range of injuries in Cambridgeshire. Our team can help with:
Medical and clinical negligence in Cambridgeshire
Clinical negligence - at one time referred to as medical negligence - is the legal term a breach in the duty of care on the part of a doctor, GP, surgeon or other healthcare professional. Quittance's panel of lawyers acting for East of England and Cambridgeshire have assisted with claims brought against infirmaries and hospitals including Newtown Centre, Newtown Centre, Nursery Road, Huntingdon, PE29 3RJ.
Serious injury solicitors handling cases in Cambridgeshire
The long-term impact of a serious injury is understood by Courts and insurance companies when determining compensation. By relieving the financial stress serious injury puts on an injured person and their family, compensation allows them to focus on rehabilitation. Quittance's network of solicitor firms engage with insurers, the Defendant's representatives and doctors to make sure people affected by severe accidents get the legal and medical support they need. Injuries and illnesses held by the Courts to be serious include dioxin poisoning, major surgical negligence and back injuries.
Quittance has assisted claims for self employed and employed people, from catering assistants to clinical scientists, to seek financial compensation. Work accident statistics in the Cambridgeshire local authority reported under RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:
|Workplace accidents in East Cambridgeshire Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toluene)||1||1||2|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||22||12||35|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||19||8||6|
|Lifting and carrying||41||14||28|
|Slip, trip or fall||32||28||19|
|Hit by vehicle||0||3||1|
|Hit by falling object||25||9||10|
|Trapped by something collapsing||2||0||0|
Slips, trips and falls
Health and Safety statistics reveal that employee slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most frequent accident at work in East of England. Slips, trips and falls are often lead to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being hit by a moving object, a crush injury from something overturning or an electrical discharge accident. Public place (East Cambridgeshire local authority) claims for injuries like torn ligaments sustained on spillages are also quite prevalent with kerb stone trips having happened on High Street and on High St.
Road traffic accidents in Cambridgeshire
Quittances panel of proficient road traffic accident (RTA) litigators are experienced in in negotiating maximum settlements for Claimants who have been injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Cambridgeshire.
Road accidents involving vehicles in Cambridgeshire are reasonably common with statistics showing 28 fatal accidents, 277 serious accidents and 1664 slight accidents in 2013 in Cambridgeshire (Total events were 1969 local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,049.
How No Win, No Fee injury lawyers take care of compensation claims in Cambridgeshire
In the event that you lose your case, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) with your lawyer states that you will not have to pay the legal fees. Should you be successful, the fees for your lawyer are paid by the other party.
No Win, No Fee - Guaranteed
Some solicitors could charge extra fees should the case end prematurely. Using Quittance, No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print.
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Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
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