Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you've been injured in an accident, we can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

Our personal injury services

Every year, we help injured people in Littleport, Cambridgeshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Do I have a claim?

If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, the law entitles you to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.

A brief phone call will tell you exactly where you stand. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

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:

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Littleport road accident claims

If you are injured in an accident on Littleport's roads because of the carelessness of another road user, you have a right to start a claim for compensation.

Whether you were hurt in a collision on a roundabout, or have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run on Littleport's roads, Quittance's guide explains what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Littleport

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

However your injury occurred, whether you are a tractor driver injured on a farm or a shop worker injured on retail premises, our guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place injuries

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.

Public place accident claims

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

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

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. The 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

Other types of claim

Littleport No win, no fee Solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Under a CFA, Littleport injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.

The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Littleport, Cambridgeshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your 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 there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Take the first steps towards compensation

Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.

Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.

If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

Call us FREE 0800 612 7456 or arrange a callback:

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FAQs

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.

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.

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

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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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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