Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.

How can we help

Every year, we help hundreds of people in March, Cambridgeshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim?

The basic criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In practice, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the type of accident, the quantum of the claim or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.

We can give you a clearer answer over the phone. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our 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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March road accident claims

You have the right to make a claim for compensation if you were involved in an accident and injured on March's roads due to another road user's negligence.

It does not matter whether you were involved in a motorcycle accident on March's roads, or were hurt in a car accident, the Quittance road accident claim guide explains everything you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in March

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

Whatever your job, whether you are a chef injured in a kitchen or nurse injured in a hospital, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place injuries

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.

Public place accident claims

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

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

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

Other types of claim

March 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, March 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 March, 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

Should I choose Quittance?

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

How much experience do the 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.

The 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.

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.

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.

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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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