Updated: Wednesday, 3rd August 2016
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.
Making an injury claim
Considerable legislation exists to support injured people who seek compensation, and our panel of personal injury solicitors have years of experience giving advice to their clients regarding the likelihood of success.
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 these 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 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.
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.
Which types of compensation claims does Quittance conduct in Histon?
Quittance's network of solicitors help clients get compensation for a wide range of injury and illness.
Clinical negligence in Histon
Clinical negligence - at one time called medical negligence - is when an injury or illness is connected to a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a medical provider. Our panel of lawyers acting for Histon have assisted with cases filed against healthcare providers including Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital, 30 New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9EL.
Injury solicitors can help Claimants with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness that range from industrial deafness to dioxin poisoning.
Road accidents in Histon
Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Histon are relatively frequent. Police repoetrs 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.
Quittances 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.
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.
Accidents in the workplace
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||1||0||0|
|Machinery related injury||5||4||7|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||0||1||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. carbon monoxide poisoning)||6||4||2|
|Fall from height||16||19||13|
|Injured by an animal||3||1||1|
|Lifting and carrying||58||45||34|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||54||44||41|
|Struck by moving vehicle||6||1||3|
|Struck by object||20||12||16|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1||0||0|
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.
Histon No Win, No Fee Expert Lawyers
In the event that your injury claim is lost, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) between you and the solicitor states that you will not have to pay the legal fees. In the event that the injury claim is won, the costs for your solicitor will be covered by the other party.
Will you have to pay any extra costs?
We ensure No Win, No Fee means a Claimant do not need to pay your solicitor's legal costs should you do not win the injury claim. Click here for more about our No Win, No Fee.
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Quittance offer detailed answers to help people affected by injury choose whether to go ahead.
Get more information online without having to call a solicitor. Read our frequently asked questions here.
Ready to start a injury claim?
Phone an expert lawyer on 0800 612 7456 to begin your compensation claim, alternatively you can begin your injury claim online here.
Speak to Quittance's panel of experts for more detail about you claim. Request a callback or phone us on 0800 612 7456.