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?

If you suffered an injury or ilness, 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.

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.

Making a personal injury claim

Considerable legislation is in place to support people seeking compensation, and Quittance's network of injury lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to clients regarding the likelihood of success.

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 these 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.

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

Injury compensation cases we handle in Littleport and Cambridgeshire

Quittance's panel of solicitors represent clients in Littleport whose accident circumstances ranged and resulted in serious injury including:

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.

Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Littleport

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.

Clinical negligence in Littleport

Clinical negligence (once known as medical negligence) is when an injury is associated with a failing on the part of a doctor or medical provider. Quittance's highly experienced panel of injury solicitors covering Littleport have helped Claimants with claims made against private and NHS hospitals that include Princess Of Wales Hospital, Lynn Road, Lynn Road, Ely, CB6 1DN.

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.

Workplace accidents

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
Machinery related698
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

Industrial disease

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

No Win, No Fee Personal injury Solicitors in Littleport

Were you to succeed in the case, the costs for your solicitor must be paid by the other party. When your case is lost, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your lawyer states that their legal fees are not payable.

A 'success fee' is levied by Littleport solicitors that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The fee will be generally 25% and will be paid out of the injured Claimant's compensation.

Our No Win, No Fee guarantee

Some solicitors could charge additional fees if they lose your case. With Quittance, 100% No Win, No Fee is assured, with no catches in the small print.

Read more about our No Win, No Fee here

What to do next

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get your questions answered

Making the right decision for you depends on possessing the right information. Get any questions answered before you make a decision.

If you have more questions before phoning, see our FAQs.

Ready to make your injury claim?

Once you have made the choice to get underway, you can start the personal injury claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or via our contact form here.

Contact a member of Quittance's team today for more information about the process. Request a no-obligation callback or phone us on 0800 612 7456.