A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

If you live in Ely or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced solicitors can take on your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

Updated: September 11, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and another party was liable, our expert solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

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Key criteria

Claims should usually be made within 3 years of an injury.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your lawyer must prove that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

Your lawyer will discuss these points and will explain how they apply to your claim.

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How much compensation can I claim?

The level of compensation you will be awarded is based on a number of factors. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives you a good idea of your potential compensation award.

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Road traffic accident claims in Ely

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Work accident claims in Ely

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for contractors, self employed or employed Claimants, from kitchen workers to ergonomists, to seek financial compensation. Work accident statistics in the East Cambridgeshire local authority are detailed under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Government:

Work accidents in East Cambridgeshire Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related698
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toluene)112
Fall from height (scaffolding)221235
Animal related (e.g. livestock)1986
Lifting and carrying411428
Physical attack502
Slip, trip or fall322819
Struck against455
Hit by vehicle031
Hit by falling object25910
Trapped by something collapsing200

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Other claims we handle

Clinical negligence in Ely

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.

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Ely serious injury claims

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.

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Industrial disease

Solicitors can help Claimants with securing compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestos related disease to asthma caused by latex.

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Slips and trips

Health and Saftey Executive statistics stress the fact that slips, trips and falls are the single most common cause of injury in the Cambridgeshire workplace. They are often related to injuries filed under a different category like being hit by an object falling from a machine, a crush injury from something overturning or an exposure to fire accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as torn ligaments suffered on raised kerb stones are also common with pavement crack trips having happened on Soham and on High St.

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Ely 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 Ely and across the UK.

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Meet the team

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Ely and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their track record in winning claims and their years of specialist experience.

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

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Frequently asked questions

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.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

Finding the most suitable personal injury lawyer for your legal matter is your most important step towards negotiating the best compensation settlement.

With over 100 solicitors offices within 25 miles of Ely - how do you make sure you choose the most appropriate firm to work with?

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).

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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