A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

No matter whether you are based in Littleport or anywhere in the UK, Quittance can are able to take on your claim and we will set up a medical at a local medical centre.

Have I got a claim for compensation?

Updated: September 14, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and a third party was liable, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

What are the criteria for making a claim?

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as industrial deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that matters.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a slip, trip or work accident in Littleport, proving an injury claim has three key elements. It must be proven that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Beginning your claim sooner will enable your lawyer to gather supporting statements from witnesses.

How much compensation could I get?

The compensation you will be awarded is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our online injury calculator provides you with a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

Work accident claims in Littleport

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for self employed or employed Claimants, from plasterers to insurance claims inspectors, to claim work accident compensation. Injury and illness statistics for the East Cambridgeshire local authority collated in accordance with legislation by the Government in the following table:

Workplace accidents in East Cambridgeshire Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Undefined161019
Machinery related698
100
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toluene)112
Fall from height (scaffolding)221235
Animal related (e.g. livestock)1986
Lifting and carrying411428
Physical attack502
Slip, trip or fall322819
Struck against455
Hit by vehicle031
Hit by falling object25910
Trapped by something collapsing200

Further information: Work injury claims

Road traffic accident claims in Littleport

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of certified litigators have vast experience in getting optimum awards for people injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Littleport.

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Littleport are quite common. Government statistics reveal a total of 1969 accidents (1664 slight accidents, 277 serious accidents and 28 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cambridgeshire council area. By 2014 the total had increased to 2,049.

Further information: Road traffic accident claim

Other injury claims

Littleport serious injury claims

Quittance's team recognise the critical change injury compensation makes to severely injured Claimants. The Quittance team fight to get maximum compensation for severe injury and illness, which includes claiming for private medical treatment and case costs. Our panel of law firms have for many years aided families impacted by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries and illnesses which are held by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious range from poisoning to degloving injuries.

Further information: Serious injury compensation

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Health and Safety figures expose the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most prevalent accident at work in Cambridgeshire. Slips and trips are quite often the initiators of accidents filed under a different category for instance being hit by an object falling from a building or a fire related accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like torn ligaments sustained on slippery pavements are also quite common with recent pavement trips having happened on Soham and on High St.

Industrial disease

Lawyers can assist with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from respiratory diseases to asthma caused by colophony.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation

Clinical negligence in Littleport

Clinical negligence describes when a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of a registrar, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

You could make a formal complaint if you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to starting an injury claim. For example, you can contact Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, to raise a complaint against Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Further information: Medical negligence compensation

Littleport No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Littleport and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet our team

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Littleport and including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their track record in winning cases and their specialist expertise.

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

What is your track record of winning claims in Littleport?

Quittance is a nationwide panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that assists injured people in Littleport, Cambridgeshire and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Cambridgeshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from road accidents to ladder accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, enables you to focus on your recovery.

FAQs

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

What points to consider when picking the best lawyer

Instructing the best legal team to assist you is the most important step towards securing the highest compensation award for your illness or injuries.

How can you make sure you choose the best legal practice to advise you?

Look into Littleport solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary enormously.

Researching reviews can certainly help build a picture when deciding which lawyer to instruct.

Read Personal injury solicitor reviews

Are Littleport Claimants restricted to only local solicitors?

As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a law firm near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

The contrast in the level of success fees and insurance premiums between different law firms working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is an important consideration for Claimants.

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by a Claimant awarded ?49,277 for leg fractures can vary from ?29,566 to ?41,885.

Further reading How to compare personal injury 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.

Read more
Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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