Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Can I claim?

The basic criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. Practically speaking, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident, when the date of knowledge was or whether causation can be established.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim 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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Huntingdon road accident claims

If you were involved in an accident and injured on Huntingdon's roads due to a careless driver, you should be able to start a claim for compensation.

It does not matter whether you were hurt in a collision, or sustained an injury in a cycling accident, the Quittance road accident compensation guide sets out what you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Huntingdon

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.

However your injury occurred, whether you have strained a muscle in the office or have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, our guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Accidents in a public place

Officially recorded statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips and trips are the single most common cause of injury at work in Cambridgeshire and the UK in 2014/15. Slips and trips are quite often the initiators of accidents attributed to other causes like being struck by a moving object, a fall from a height or an electrocution accident. Public liability accident claims injuries, such as cheekbone fractures suffered on raised kerb stones are also quite common with dislodged paving slab trips having occurred in the area.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can assist with getting compensation for industrial injuries including anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to asthma caused by colophony.

Read more about Industrial disease compensation claims

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

The long-term effect of serious and catastrophic injury is understood by the Courts when determining a claim. A successful claim should lessen the financial burden and reduce stress so an injured person and their family enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation.

Read more about Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Huntingdon 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, Huntingdon 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 Huntingdon, 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

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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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance won many injury claims in Huntingdon?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of SRA regulated solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.

In 2017, we assisted hundreds of claimants in Cambridgeshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents at work and accidents due to poor road conditions.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, mean making a claim is as stress-free as possible.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Huntingdon solicitor reviews

The quality of advice offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, can differ.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be enlightening when thinking about which lawyer to pick and which considerations are most important to you.

Find out more : Personal injury solicitors reviews

Are Huntingdon claimants restricted to only local law firms?

The majority of large firms operate throughout England and Wales, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

In general, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for a fractured index finger, for example, ranges from £7,370 to £9,900 (based on 2015 market data).

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

What are the road accident statistics in Huntingdon

The panel of expert no win no fee injury lawyers are experienced in fighting for maximum compensation for claimants who have been injured in a car or motorbike crash in Huntingdon.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Huntingdon are relatively frequent. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 1969 accidents (1664 slight accidents, 277 serious accidents and 28 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cambridgeshire local authority. In 2014 the total had increased to 2,049. Accidents in Huntingdon in 2013 included traffic collisions on the A14 and A141 roundabout and on the one way street of the B1514 and B1044 junction.

Work accident statistics in Huntingdon

The most up to date 2019 work accident stats in the Huntingdonshire Local Authority (2013/14) are listed in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the HSE excerpted below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Huntingdonshire Local AuthorityReported Injuries
Not Reported36
Electrocution0
Contact with machinery14
Exposed to fire0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)6
Fall from height (ladder)19
Animal related (e.g. livestock)4
Lifting and carrying68
Physical assault12
Slip or trip62
Struck against5
Struck by moving vehicle0
Hit by object26
Trapped by something collapsing1

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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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