A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Histon or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced solicitors are able to help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and a third party was at fault, Quittance can assist you with a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as RSI are frequently still able to claim even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what is important in such circumstances.

For most claims, a successful compensation claim has three key elements. It needs to be shown 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 and both practical and legal advice will be offered through a free phone consultation with a Histon-specialist lawyer.

How much can I claim?

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our easy to use injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Histon

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Histon are relatively frequent. 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. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,049.

Quittance's group of expert road traffic accident (RTA) injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in negotiating the highest damages for claimants injured in a road accident in Histon.

Find out more: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Histon

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted people, from scaffolding erectors to higher education advice workers, to claim compensation. Work accident figures for the South Cambridgeshire local authority are listed in accordance with reporting legislation by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:

Work accidents in South Cambridgeshire Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)100
Machinery related injury547
Fire related (e.g. burns)010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. carbon monoxide poisoning)642
Fall from height161913
Injured by an animal311
Lifting and carrying584534
Physical assault131619
Slip, trip, fall same level544441
Struck against944
Struck by moving vehicle613
Struck by object201216
Crushed by something collapsing100

Find out more: No win, no fee work accident claim

Other injury claims

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help claimants with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness that range from industrial deafness to dioxin poisoning.

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation claim

Histon experts for serious injury claims

The impact serious and catastrophic injury can have is acknowledged by Courts when determining what a claim is worth.

Quittance fight hard for the maximum compensation for severe injury and illness, including claiming for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy. Quittance's panel of specialist lawyers have helped families collect damages for numerous severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as serious and catastrophic include poisoning, concussion and birth negligence.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Health and Safety statistics expose the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Cambridgeshire and the UK. Slips, trips and falls are typically connected to accidents classified under another heading such as being hit by moving machinery or a toxic substance accident. Public place (South Cambridgeshire local authority) claims for injuries such as sprained ankles sustained on spillages are also quite common with recent pavement trips having occurred on High Street and on Coles Rd.

Clinical negligence in Histon

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when a person suffers injury or illness due to a consultant or other health professional's lack of care. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want a deeper understanding of what happened instead of injury compensation. You can write to Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation claims

Histon No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Histon and the whole of the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet our team

The national network of Quittance solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Histon, from fast track whiplash cases to long term illness. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their winning track record and their level of specialist experience.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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

What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Histon?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of award winning personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people injured in Histon, Cambridgeshire and across the country, recover injury compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have helped 100's of injured claimants in Cambridgeshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents at work and bike accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, make the claims process as stress-free as possible.


Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your needs?

Choosing the best injury lawyer for your legal case is a critical step towards achieving the highest compensation settlement for your injuries.

How do you make sure you instruct the ideal law firm to pursue compensation for you?

Will you need to instruct a local Histon injury lawyer ?

Going for a local firm is not very important as injury cases are run without the need to meet the solicitor.

It is however necessary to instruct a solicitors practice with national medical coverage as claimants will need to go to a medical exam.

See - Can I attend a medical centre near me?

What should you consider when comparing reviews for solicitors in Histon?

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury 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. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for a serious wrist injury could vary between ?19,800 and ?31,625 (based on 2015 market research).

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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