Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.

How can we help

Every year, we help injured people in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire and throughout 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 knowledge') happened:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or if there is an uninsured driver involved.

It costs nothing to find out if you have a claim. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury 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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Chatteris road accident claims

Road users have a right to claim compensation if they are hurt on Chatteris's roads because of another party's negligence.

Whether you were hurt in a car accident on Chatteris's roads, or have been involved as a pedestrian, our expert team can help. Our useful guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident compensation claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Chatteris

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any other losses or expenses.

Whether you had a fall or developed carpal tunnel syndrome, our work accident claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Recorded statistics show that employee slips and trips are, by some degree, the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Cambridgeshire workplace. These types of accident are frequently forerunner to injuries categorised as something else e.g. being hit by another person, a fall from a ladder or a fire related (burn) accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like broken ankles experienced on tripping on a street are also quite common with slips having happened on High St.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to claiming compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can write to Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Find out more: Medical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

The lasting effect serious and catastrophic injury has will be recognised by solicitors and insurers when determining how much compensation to pay.

By reducing the financial pressure severe injury places on an injured claimant and their family, an injury claim enables them to concentrate on rehabilitation. Quittance's network of law firms work with doctors, the legal system and insurance providers to make sure families affected by serious accidents and injuries get legal and medical support. Injuries and medical conditions which are considered to be serious and catastrophic include birth negligence, head injuries and chemical burns.

Find out more: Serious injury compensation

Other types of claim

Chatteris 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, Chatteris 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 Chatteris, 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

Experienced personal injury lawyers

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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Frequently asked questions

How much experience do you have of claims in Chatteris?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of expert solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.

The solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Cambridgeshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from industrial disease to car accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, enables you to focus on your recovery.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

Do you need a local Chatteris lawyer ?

The location of a law firm is not particularly relevant as injury cases are normally managed remotely.

It is however necessary to instruct a law firm that provides national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will need to attend an independent medical examination.

Chatteris personal injury solicitor reviews

Service standards provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, vary considerably.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews is a great place to start if you are deciding which lawyer to sign up with.

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What are the road accident statistics in Chatteris

Quittance's group of knowledgeable no win no fee litigators have a wealth of experience in achieving the highest general and special damages for anyone hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Chatteris.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Chatteris are relatively frequent. Official statistics reveal a total of 1969 accidents (1664 slight accidents, 277 serious accidents and 28 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cambridgeshire local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 2,049.

Work accident statistics in Chatteris

The most up to date 2019 work accident information for the Fenland Local Authority (2013/14) are published in accordance with RIDDOR by the Health and Saftey Executive as follows:

Work accidents in Fenland Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Not Reported27
Electric shock injury0
Machinery related injury10
Explosion related (e.g. gas)0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)1
Fall from height12
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)2
Lifting and handling injuries40
Physical assault16
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)35
Struck against4
Struck by moving vehicle3
Hit by falling object12
Trapped by something collapsing1

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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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