A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in March or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced solicitors can assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, Quittance can assist you with an injury claim.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

A claim must usually be made within 3 years of an injury.

In the majority of cases, making a successful claim will involve three issues. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Your solicitor can take you through these issues and should explain how they apply to your claim.

How much can I claim?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our injury calculator gives a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

Work accident claims in March

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted Claimants, from catering assistants to manufacturing engineers, to secure financial compensation awards. Accident at work information in the Fenland local authority collated under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Safety Executive:

Workplace accidents in Fenland Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported212427
Electric shock injury010
Machinery related injury101110
Explosion related (e.g. gas)010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)631
Fall from height131112
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)102
Lifting and handling injuries524140
Physical assault91316
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)645535
Struck against1484
Struck by moving vehicle633
Hit by falling object201112
Trapped by something collapsing021

Read more: No win, no fee work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in March

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of legal advisors have decades of experience in securing the highest compensation for anyone who has been injured in a road accident in March.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in March are not uncommon. Official statistics show 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.

Read more: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other types of claim

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can assist with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestos related disease to irritant contact dermatitis.

Read more: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Slip and trip accidents

Recorded statistics indicate that employee slips and trips are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Cambridgeshire and the UK in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are often the precursor to injuries recorded in another category for instance being struck by machinery or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as bruised legs occurring on raised flagstones are also quite prevalent with recent dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on Wisbech Rd and on Broad St.

March experts for serious injury compensation claims

The lasting impact a serious injury can have is recognised by Courts and insurance companies when calculating what a claim is worth. By relieving the financial pressure a major injury puts on an injured Claimant and their family, a compensation claim helps Claimants to prioritise recovery.

Quittance's panel of law firms for many years have aided families affected by major accidents.

Read more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Clinical negligence in March

When a person suffers injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want a detailed explanation of what happened as opposed to claiming compensation. For example, you can contact Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, to make a formal complaint against Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

March 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 March and the whole of the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in March and including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their level of specialist experience and their track record in winning cases.

Meet the team - click here.

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

How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of claims in March?

We are a UK-wide panel of award winning personal injury lawyers that helps claimants in March, Cambridgeshire and across the UK, obtain compensation.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Cambridgeshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and slips and trips at work.

Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and an expert team, mean making a claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

FAQs

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

Help for those seeking a lawyer

Choosing the best solicitor to act for you is a critical step towards obtaining the best compensation award.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of March, what is the best way to ensure you choose the ideal one for your case?

Do you have to choose a solicitor in March?

As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a lawyer near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service 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 variation in the level of success fees and ATE premiums charged by firms is quite surprising.

For example the amount retained by a successful Claimant accepting a settlement of ?133,928 for severe tinnitus could conceivably vary from ?80,357 to ?113,839.

Further reading Compare solicitors quotes

What should you consider when comparing reviews for solicitors in March?

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

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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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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