Have you been hurt in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Our specialist personal injury team are here to help, so you can focus on your recovery.
If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, you could claim financial compensation.
We have helped hundreds of people in Cambridgeshire and across the UK claim compensation for their injuries.
How did your injury occur?
The claims process is different, depending on how and where you were injured. Personal injury solicitors tend to specialise in specific types of claim.
Please select how you were injured to find out more:
Will I be able to make a claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether there was a criminal incident.
A brief phone call will let you know whether you have a valid compensation claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker.
What if the injured claimant is a child?
Regardless of when the injury occurred, an injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child at any point until the child's 18th birthday.
Anyone who was injured either during their birth or as a child can start a claim themselves once they turn 18 years old.
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.
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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my injury compensation
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:
Road accident claims in Cambridgeshire
Vehicle accidents in Cambridgeshire are quite common. Department of Transport data shows there were 1346 road accidents in Cambridgeshire in 2021 (1016 slight accidents, 298 accidents and 32 fatalities).
We can help people injured in road accidents that have occurred in Cambridgeshire and throughout England and Wales. You may be able to claim compensation if you were injured as a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian and another road user was liable.
Whether you have been hurt in a car accident, or have suffered an injury in a cycling accident, we are here to help. our expert guide sets out what you need to do to make a road accident claim.
Work accident claims in Cambridgeshire
In 2021, there were 582 non-fatal work accidents and 2 fatalities in Cambridgeshire, based on official records.
|Cambridgeshire work accidents (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toluene)||1%|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||26%|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||4%|
|Lifting and carrying||21%|
|Slip, trip or fall||14%|
|Hit by vehicle||1%|
|Hit by falling object||7%|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0%|
If you have suffered an injury as a result of your employer's negligence, you have the right to make a claim.
Employers and site operators owe a duty of care to their staff, to visitors and contractors. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a lifeguard or a plumber, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.
Clinical negligence claims in Cambridgeshire
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a person is injured or becomes ill due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against a clinic or NHS trust responsible for Cambridgeshire, including Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire).
Occupiers liability injury claims in Cambridgeshire
An occupier (owner or operator) of premises has a legal duty to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of visitors.
Whether you were injured on a footpath or on public transport, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
If you've been injured in a public place, we can help you.
Serious injury claims
A catastrophic injury describes any case where a claimant's quality of life is has been so affected that they must make long-term or permanent changes to their daily life. Examples include head or spinal injuries, but could also include injuries affecting the senses, cancer and other diseases arising from exposure to radiation or toxic chemicals.
If your life, or the life of a family member, has been affected by a serious injury, we can help.
A claim will ease the financial burden, helping you and your family to focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury lawyers coordinate with insurance providers and medical professionals, so you get the rounded support you need.
Will I need to meet my solicitor face to face?
Personal injury claims are conducted remotely. This means you won't have to travel to your solicitor's office when making a claim.
A friendly advisor will talk to you about what happened on a brief phone call. Your advisor can then confirm if you may have a claim, but there is no obligation to proceed.
Whenever you are ready, you can speak to a solicitor. They will address any questions you have, and will take care of each stage of the claims process until you recieve your compensation.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Cambridgeshire and cross the UK.
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Has Quittance helped many claimants in Cambridgeshire?
Whether you live in Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, or elsewhere in the UK, we can help you make a no win, no fee compensation claim.
Whether your injury occurred in a car collision or due to medical negligence we will ensure your case is handled by an expert, specialist solicitor.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.
Cambridgeshire personal injury solicitor reviews
All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary.
Online reviews and word of mouth will help you find the right solicitor for your claim.
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If, for example, 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 for them.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly to blame?
Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.
You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).
If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.
How long will my claim take?
The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.
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**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.
Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.
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.