Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.
If your injuries were caused by someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to claim financial compensation.
We have helped injured people in Histon, Cambridgeshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?
The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred.
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or whether a child was injured.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal 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:
Histon road accident claims
Histon drivers and other road users have the right to make a claim for compensation if they are hurt due to someone else's carelessness.
It does not matter whether you have been involved as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a car collision on Histon's roads, our expert team can help. The Quittance guide to road accident claims explains what you need to know about what to do.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Histon
If you were injured at work in the last three years, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place accidents
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.
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
More claim types
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
Histon 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.
Histon 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 Histon, 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 Histon 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
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.
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.
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.
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.