Updated: Tuesday, 9th August 2016
If you live in Cottenham or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert injury solicitors will handle your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.
Making an injury claim
Considerable legislation exists to provide support for injured Claimants, and Quittance's network of personal injury lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to clients with regard to the strength of their claims.
People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as asbestosis are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that matters.
In most cases, there are three elements to a successful personal injury claim. It must be shown on the balance of probabilities that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.
Answers to your questions and useful guidance will be offered through a no-obligation phone consultation with a Cottenham personal injury solicitor.
Advice for potential Claimants searching for an injury lawyer
It can take months for most claims to have a settlement negotiated. Claims where responsibility is contested or the injury has had a major impact can take years in some circumstances. The SRA regulate legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they do not regulate many issues of interest to people affected by injury, such as speed or level of service.
Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your recovery, choosing a lawyer to fit your requirements is vital.
Reviews for lawyers in Cottenham
There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.
The contrast in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums between firms is quite significant
To illustrate the point, the amount retained by an injured person having been awarded £93,923 for severe leg injuries could conceivably vary from £56,354 to £79,834.
More information - How much can you claim?
Does the location of the solicitor matter?
As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a law firm near you.
Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
Personal injury compensation claims Quittance handles in Cottenham and Cambridgeshire
Our panel of personal injury solicitors have assisted clients get compensation for a broad range of injuries.
Medical negligence in Cottenham
Clinical negligence - once known as medical negligence - is when an injury is sustained from a breach of the duty of care by a healthcare professional. An example could be a blood clot injury compensation claim. Quittance's panel of injury solicitors acting for Cottenham have helped people with claims brought against hospitals including Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital, 30 New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9EL.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Cottenham
Our network of best of breed no win no fee injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in securing optimum settlements for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Cottenham.
Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Cottenham are common. Police repoetrs reveal that there were a total of 1969 accidents (1664 slight accidents, 277 serious accidents and 28 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cambridgeshire local authority. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,049.
Accidents in the workplace
We have assisted claims for people, from plasterers to clothing and textile technologists, to seek financial compensation. Work accident figures in the South Cambridgeshire local authority are published under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the HSE excerpted below:
|Work accidents in South Cambridgeshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||1||0||0|
|Machinery related injury||5||4||7|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||0||1||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. carbon monoxide poisoning)||6||4||2|
|Fall from height||16||19||13|
|Injured by an animal||3||1||1|
|Lifting and carrying||58||45||34|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||54||44||41|
|Struck by moving vehicle||6||1||3|
|Struck by object||20||12||16|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1||0||0|
The Quittance team recognise the critical change compensation makes to the lives of people affected by catastrophic and serious injury. By reducing the financial stress a major injury places on an injured person, compensation enables them to focus on their rehabilitation.
Slip and trip accidents
Government figures highlight the fact that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Cambridgeshire in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are often lead to accidents categorised as something else like being hit by machinery or a fire related accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries such as broken shoulders sustained on obstructed walkways are also common with pavement crack trips having happened on Station Road and on High Street.
No Win, No Fee Solicitors handling claims in Cottenham
Solicitors taking care of Cottenham injury claims usually act on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement. The agreement prevents the lawyer from expecting you to pay any legal fees if they lose the case.
Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee
No Win, No Fee means that you have absolutely no hidden costs and there is nothing to pay if the claim is unsuccessful. With Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee, there will be no catch hiding in the small print. Click here for more about our No Win, No Fee.
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Making the right decision depends on the correct information. Get your questions answered before you instruct a lawyer.
Find more answers online without picking up the phone. See our frequently asked questions here.
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You can begin your injury claim online here or phone us on 0800 612 7456 to speak to a member of our team.
Contact the Quittance network of specialists today to discuss your claim. Request a free callback or phone 0800 612 7456.