Updated: Sunday, 31st July 2016
If you are based in Huntingdon or anywhere in the UK, our experienced injury solicitors are able to manage your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a local medical centre.
Making a personal injury claim
Claims for personal injury compensation must usually be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.
People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as RSI are frequently still able to claim even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis, is what starts the three-year time limit in such cases.
In order to win a Huntingdon personal injury case, it must be shown that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.
In all cases, a short, free consultation with a Huntingdon-specialist solicitor will provide information and invaluable guidance.
Guidance for injured people seeking a lawyer
Compensation for a compensation claim can take months, and even years in severe injuries, to be agreed. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, but the level of service offered by different firms varies.
Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, picking an injury lawyer to fit your requirements is a crucial first step.
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 kinds of claims for compensation does Quittance handle in Huntingdon and Cambridgeshire?
Quittance's panel of solicitors help people receive compensation for a broad range of injuries.
Serious injury solicitors acting in Huntingdon
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.
Personal injury solicitors can assist with getting compensation for industrial injuries including anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to asthma caused by colophony.
Clinical and medical negligence in Huntingdon
Clinical negligence, until recently referred to as medical negligence, is where an injury is sustained from a failing by a healthcare professional, National Health Service or private. Quittance's panel of personal injury lawyers acting for Huntingdon have been instructed on clinical negligence claims brought against private and NHS hospitals that include Newtown Centre, Newtown Centre, Nursery Road, Huntingdon, PE29 3RJ.
We have assisted claims for Claimants injured at work, from plasterers to higher education administrators, to claim compensation from their employer. Work accident statistics in the Huntingdon local authority are listed in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the HSE excerpted below:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Huntingdonshire Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Contact with machinery||19||17||14|
|Exposed to fire||1||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||3||0||6|
|Fall from height (ladder)||17||18||19|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||3||1||4|
|Lifting and carrying||87||44||68|
|Slip or trip||89||74||62|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||3||0|
|Hit by object||24||17||26|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||1||1|
Road accidents in Huntingdon
Our panel of expert no win no fee injury lawyers are experienced in in fighting for maximum compensation for Claimants who have been injured in a car or motorbike crash in Huntingdon.
Accidents involving cars, mororbikes 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.
Slips, trips and falls
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.
Huntingdon No Win, No Fee Specialist Lawyers
If your lawyer loses the compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the solicitor confirms that you are not required to pay the legal costs. If you are successful, the fees for your lawyer will be paid by the losing Defendant.
Our No Win, No Fee promise
Quittance's specialist personal injury solicitors guarantee No Win, No Fee means an injured Claimant do not pay your lawyer's legal fees should your claim is lost.
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Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Find out more about your claim
Before you decide to instruct a lawyer you should arm yourself with information about the process. Information will help you make the right decision for your future.
If you need more information before you are ready to call, try our FAQs.
Get a claim underway
Phone Quittance on 0800 612 7456 to commence a personal injury claim, or begin your personal injury claim online here.
Quittance's team of personal injury specialists are ready to help. If you need more information, you can call us on 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback today.