A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you live in Chatteris or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can will help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, Quittance can help you make an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as asbestosis are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that matters.

Whether a claim is being made for a work-related illness or road accident, making a successful claim will involve three issues. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

Getting your claim started sooner should enable your solicitor to collect useful supporting evidence.

How much compensation could I get?

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is based on a number of factors. Our compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Chatteris

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people, from members of the Royal Navy to community arts workers, to seek financial compensation. Work accident information for the Fenland local authority are published in accordance with RIDDOR by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:

Work accidents in Fenland Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported212427
Electric shock injury010
Machinery related injury101110
Explosion related (e.g. gas)010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)631
Fall from height131112
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)102
Lifting and handling injuries524140
Physical assault91316
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)645535
Struck against1484
Struck by moving vehicle633
Hit by falling object201112
Trapped by something collapsing021

Find out more: Work injury compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Chatteris

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Find out more: Road accident claims

Other claims handled by Quittance

Medical negligence in Chatteris

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

Slips, trips and falls

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.

Chatteris serious injury compensation claims

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

Chatteris No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Chatteris and across the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet our team

Quittance's national network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Chatteris and have a wealth of expertise with short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Selected on the basis of their winning track record, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

To meet more of the Quittance team, click here.

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

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.

Our 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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

Picking the right injury lawyer for your compensation claim

Compensation for a claim can take months, and even years in severe injuries, to be paid. The SRA are tasked with regulating strictly legal advice given by all solicitors, however they do not regulate many factors of interest to claimants, such as speed or level of service.

Your lawyer should be someone you are able to trust throughout the claims process to offer legal guidance and practical advice.

The contrast in the amount of personal injury success fees and insurance premiums between firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements can have a significant impact on your compensation.

As an example the amount of compensation retained by an injured person who was awarded ?93,921 for severe leg injuries can vary from ?56,352 to ?79,832.

Further reading How to compare injury solicitors quotes

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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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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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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