Updated: Sunday, 31st July 2016
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.
Making a claim
Extensive legislation is in place to give support to injured people who seek compensation, and our network of specialist lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to clients on the likelihood of success.
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.
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.
Legal cases our panel of lawyers conducts in Chatteris
Our network of solicitors have represented Claimants in Chatteris and throughout Cambridgeshire whose accidents led to serious injuries. Examples of compensatable injuries sustained by Chatteris residents include:
Road accidents in Chatteris
Quittances 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.
Medical negligence in Chatteris
Clinical negligence (formerly called medical negligence) is when an injury or illness follows a failure to carry out a responsibility by a healthcare provider, National Health Service or private. An illustration of this might be an optician negligence compensation claim. Our panel of injury lawyers acting for Cambridgeshire and Chatteris have assisted with clinical negligence claims brought against infirmaries and hospitals that include Doddington Hospital, Benwick Road, Doddington, March, PE15 0UG.
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.
Accidents at work
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||0||1||0|
|Machinery related injury||10||11||10|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||0||1||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)||6||3||1|
|Fall from height||13||11||12|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||1||0||2|
|Lifting and handling injuries||52||41||40|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||64||55||35|
|Struck by moving vehicle||6||3||3|
|Hit by falling object||20||11||12|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||2||1|
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.
No Win, No Fee Personal injury Solicitors in Chatteris
If your compensation claim is not won, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the lawyer states that you will not have to pay their fees. Should your claim be successful, the costs for your solicitor are settled by the other party (or their insurance company).
Are there extra fees?
No Win, No Fee should mean that you will have absolutely no hidden fees and there is nothing owed if the claim is lost. With our No Win, No Fee, there is no risk of losing out. Click here to learn more about about our No Win, No Fee.
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
We give jargon-free information helping Claimants decide whether to go ahead with an injury claim.
If you would like to know more before calling, see our FAQs.
Get your personal injury claim underway
You can start your compensation claim online or phone 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to speak to a member of Quittance's team.
Talk to the Quittance team today for more information about the process. Call us on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.