Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life has been affected by illness or injury, Quittance Legal Services are here to help.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
Each year, we help injured people in Ely, Cambridgeshire and across the UK claim compensation for:
Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or whether a minor was injured.
A brief phone call will tell you whether you can claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my injury compensation
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:
Ely road accident claims
You can start a claim for compensation if you are involved in an accident and injured on Ely's roads due to a careless road user.
Whether you were involved in a motorbike accident, or were hurt in a collision, the Quittance guide sets out how to make a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Ely
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.
However your injury occurred, whether you had a fall from height or inhaled toxic fumes, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other health worker. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.
You could make a formal complaint if you are only looking for a detailed explanation of what happened instead of a compensation award. To raise a complaint against Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.
More about Medical negligence compensation claims
Solicitors can help claimants with securing compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestos related disease to asthma caused by latex.
More about Industrial disease compensation claims
More claim types
The Courts recognise that a serious injury can have a life-altering effect on an affected individual. We work to get maximum compensation for severe injury and illness, which includes compensation for medical and care costs.
More about Serious injury compensation claims
Ely 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, Ely 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 Ely, 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.
Take the first steps towards compensation
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
What experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Ely?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of specialist personal injury solicitors that helps people injured in Ely, Cambridgeshire and across the UK, recover injury compensation.
In the last 12 months, we assisted 100's of injured claimants in Cambridgeshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to industrial disease.
With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on your recovery.
Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.
Will I need a local Ely lawyer?
The location of a firm is not particularly important as cases are, as a matter of course, conducted remotely.
You will need to go with a law firm that offers medical facilities near Ely as claimants will almost always have to go to a medical assessment.
Read about - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?
Personal injury solicitor reviews in Ely - What to look for
Discussing you claim with a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for a fractured forearm, for example, ranges from £5,390 to £15,510 (based on 2015 market data).
What are the road accident statistics in Ely
Accidents involving all vehicles in Ely are common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 1969 accidents (1664 slight accidents, 277 serious accidents and 28 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cambridgeshire council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 2,049.
Quittance's network of skilled injury lawyers have decades of experience in fighting for optimum awards for anyone who has sustained an injury in a road accident in Ely.
Ely work accident statistics
The latest 2019 work accident stats in the East Cambridgeshire Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Government:
|Work accidents in East Cambridgeshire Local Authority (HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toluene)||2|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||35|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||6|
|Lifting and carrying||28|
|Slip, trip or fall||19|
|Hit by vehicle||1|
|Hit by falling object||10|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0|
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.