Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Have you had to take time off work to recover from your injuries? Has your daily life been affected? If so, our team can help.
You can make a no win, no fee compensation claim with the help and support of a personal injury solicitor.
Each year, we help hundreds of people in Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a personal injury claim?
The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred.
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.
It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to compensation. Speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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:
Godmanchester road accident claims
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, in Godmanchester or anywhere in England or Wales, you may be entitled to claim compensation. A compensation claim could be possible if you were injured as a:
- Driver or passenger in a car
- Rider or pillion on a motorbike
- Lorry, HGV or van driver or passenger
- Public transport user (bus or taxi)
- Cyclist or e-scooter rider
Whether you have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a car accident, our specialist team can help. Our guide explains how to claim road accident compensation.
Work accident claims in Godmanchester
Have you have had an accident at work and your employer or another member of staff was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.
However your injury occurred, whether you have been hit by a falling object or developed noise-induced hearing loss, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful claim.
Godmanchester clinical negligence claims
When a person is injured due to the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.
More about No win, no fee medical negligence claims
Godmanchester public place accidents
Whether your accident occurred in a playground or in a supermarket, and another party caused your injury, you may be able to start an injury claim.
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.
Other types of injury claims in Godmanchester
The long-term effect of a serious or catastrophic injury will be acknowledged by Courts when working out a claim. Quittance's team work to achieve the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, including damages for the cost of ongoing treatment and care. Our network of lawyers have for many years aided claimants affected by severe accidents. Injuries and medical conditions considered by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic include major surgical negligence and paralysis.
Further information: No win, no fee serious injury claims
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Godmanchester No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Godmanchester injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Godmanchester and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
- Find out
if you can claim
- No obligation
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
How much experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Godmanchester?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of award winning personal injury lawyers that assists injured people in Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire and throughout the country, get compensation.
In the last 12 months, we have helped hundreds of claimants across Cambridgeshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from motorbike accidents to workplace accidents.
Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, mean making a claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.
Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.
Solicitor reviews in Godmanchester - Tips for comparing firms
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to formal and traditional. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.
Do you have to choose a solicitor in Godmanchester?
You do not need to instruct a law firm near you.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
What are the road accident statistics in Godmanchester
Quittance's panel of specialist road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury lawyers have decades of experience in obtaining maximum damages for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorbike accident in Godmanchester.
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Godmanchester are common. Official statistics reveal a total of 1969 accidents (1664 slight accidents, 277 serious accidents and 28 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cambridgeshire local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 2,049.
Godmanchester work accident statistics
The latest 2019 accident figures in the Huntingdonshire Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the HSE as follows:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Huntingdonshire Local Authority||Reported Injuries|
|Contact with machinery||14|
|Exposed to fire||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||6|
|Fall from height (ladder)||19|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||4|
|Lifting and carrying||68|
|Slip or trip||62|
|Struck by moving vehicle||0|
|Hit by object||26|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1|
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.