A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

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.

Can I make a claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and another party was liable, we can help you make a claim for compensation.

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Elligibility to make 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.

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How much can I claim?

The level of compensation you will be awarded will depend on a number of factors. Our easy to use compensation calculator provides a good idea of your potential compensation award.

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Road traffic accident claims in Huntingdon

Cars involved in a road accident

Our 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.

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Work accident claims in Huntingdon

Worker injured in accident

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 Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported292936
Electrocution100
Contact with machinery191714
Exposed to fire100
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)306
Fall from height (ladder)171819
Animal related (e.g. livestock)314
Lifting and carrying874468
Physical assault22912
Slip or trip897462
Struck against765
Struck by moving vehicle330
Hit by object241726
Trapped by something collapsing111

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Other claims handled by Quittance

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.

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.

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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.

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Clinical and medical negligence in Huntingdon

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when someone is injured or becomes ill due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

You can raise a formal complaint if you only want a formal account of what went wrong instead of a compensation award. To raise a complaint against Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

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Huntingdon No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Huntingdon and across the UK.

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Meet the QLS team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Huntingdon, from short-term injury cases to life-changing injury. Selected for their winning track record, our lawyers have years of experience recovering compensation for their clients.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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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.

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Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

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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.

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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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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