A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

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.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

Updated: September 16, 2016

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and another person owed you a duty of care, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

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.

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Find out how much you can claim

The total compensation you are likely to get is based on a number of factors. Our claim calculator provides an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

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Work accident claims in Cambridgeshire

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
Undefined161019
Machinery related698
100
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toluene)112
Fall from height (scaffolding)221235
Animal related (e.g. livestock)1986
Lifting and carrying411428
Physical attack502
Slip, trip or fall322819
Struck against455
Hit by vehicle031
Hit by falling object25910
Trapped by something collapsing200

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Road traffic accident claims in Cambridgeshire

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of proficient road traffic accident (RTA) litigators are experienced 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.

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Other injury claims

Medical and clinical negligence 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 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.

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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.

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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.

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Cambridgeshire No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Cambridgeshire and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

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Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Cambridgeshire and including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their track record in winning cases and their level of experience.

To meet more of our team, click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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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.

Our 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.

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FAQs

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.

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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Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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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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