Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we can help.
You can make a no win, no fee compensation claim with the help and support of a personal injury solicitor.
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.
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
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 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim 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:
Huntingdon road accident claims
All road users owe a duty of care to all other road users. If you have suffered a road injury in Huntingdon, or anywhere else in the UK, we can help you claim the no win, no fee compensation you need.
It does not matter whether you were hurt in a collision, or sustained an injury in a cycling accident, our road accident compensation guide sets out what you need to know about how to claim.
Huntingdon work accident claims
If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whether your accident occurred while you were working as a doctor or a farm worker, our guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful work accident claim.
Huntingdon clinical negligence claims
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a person sustains an injury or illness due to a registrar, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from one of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Huntingdon.
Huntingdon public place accident claims
Owners and operators of privately-owned land or property are known as 'occupiers'. Occupiers have a duty to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of anyone on their property.
Whether your accident occurred when travelling by train or on an uneven pavement, and someone else was responsible, you may be able to start an injury claim.
If you or a family member has been injured in a public place, we can help.
Serious injury compensation
Life-changing injuries that have long term or debilitating effect on your life are referred to as 'serious' injuries. These injuries typically include paraplegia, spinal and brain damage and amputations.
If your life, or the life of a family member, has been affected by a serious injury, we can help.
Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with medical professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the care and financial support you need.
Huntingdon 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.
Huntingdon 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 Huntingdon, 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 Huntingdon 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:
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if you can claim
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to start a claim
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 Authority||Reported Injuries|
|Contact with machinery||14|
|Exposed to fire||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||6|
|Fall from height (ladder)||19|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||4|
|Lifting and carrying||68|
|Slip or trip||62|
|Struck by moving vehicle||0|
|Hit by object||26|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1|
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.