Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.

How we can help you

We have helped hundreds of people in Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire and across the UK get compensation for:

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.

Are there any other considerations?

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:

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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 Cambridgeshire

You have the right to claim compensation if you are involved in an accident and injured on Cambridgeshire's roads due to another road user's carelessness.

It does not matter whether you have been hurt in a car accident, or have suffered an injury in a cycling accident, we are here to help. This expert guide sets out what you need to do to make a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Cambridgeshire

If you have suffered an injury as a result of your employer's negligence, you have the right to make a claim.

Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Injuries in a public place

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.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

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 specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you are only looking for a deeper understanding of what happened instead of injury compensation, you could make a formal complaint. You can write to Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more about No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

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.

Read more about No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Cambridgeshire 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, Cambridgeshire 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 Cambridgeshire, 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

Why Quittance?

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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FAQs

Have you won many injury claims in Cambridgeshire?

Quittance is a national panel of award winning solicitors that assists people in Cambridgeshire and across the UK, get compensation.

The solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Cambridgeshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents in the workplace to road accidents.

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

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

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.

Read more : Quittance reviews

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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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.

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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