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.

Our personal injury services

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).

Are there any other considerations?

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 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Injury compensation calculator

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:

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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.

Public place accident 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

Industrial disease claims

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

Other types of claim

Histon 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, Histon 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 Histon, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

How we can help

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.

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FAQs

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.

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.

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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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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