Huntingdon Personal Injury Solicitors No Win No Fee
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.
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
Find out what your injury claim could be worth now
Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated, particularly if you have multiple injuries.
If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.
Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.
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.
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.
Road traffic accident claims in Huntingdon
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
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|
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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.
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.
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.
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.