Updated: Friday, 5th August 2016
Whether you are based in Melbourn or anywhere else in England or Wales, Quittance can will handle your claim and we will always set up a medical at a local medical centre.
Making a personal injury claim
Injury claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.
Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions such as asbestosis are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date of diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in these cases.
To win a personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
The lawyer can take you through each of these key issues and should explain how they apply to your claim.
How to find the right personal injury lawyer
Compensation for a claim can take months, and even years in serious injury cases, to be settled. The SRA are tasked with regulating strictly legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they do not regulate many issues that matter to Claimants, such as quality of service or speed of communication.
Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is vital.
The disparity in personal injury insurance premiums and success fees between different firms often surprises Claimants.
To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of £27,086 for complicated leg fractures could conceivably vary from £16,252 to £23,023.
Do you have to choose a solicitor in Melbourn?
As with many professional services, you do not need to select a lawyer near you.
Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
What should be considered when comparing Melbourn solicitor reviews?
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to strictly professional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach taken by individual firms.
Which types of claims do you handle in Melbourn?
Quittance's network of lawyers have assisted people in Melbourn whose accidents ranged and led to serious injuries. Examples of injuries and medical conditions sustained by Melbourn residents include:
Clinical negligence in Melbourn
Medical negligence - which is more accurately known as Clinical Negligence - is when there has been a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a healthcare provider. Our panel of injury lawyers covering Cambridgeshire and Melbourn have handled legal action brought against hospitals that include Kneesworth House Hospital, Kneesworth House, Old North Road, Bassingbourn, Royston, SG8 5JP.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Melbourn
Quittances network of skilled no win, no fee litigators have decades of experience in fighting for optimum compensation for Claimants injured in a car accident in Melbourn.
Accidents involving vehicles in Melbourn are not uncommon with a total of 1969 accidents (1664 slight accidents, 277 serious accidents and 28 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cambridgeshire local authority. In 2014 accidents increased to 2,049.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Health and Saftey Executive data show that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Cambridgeshire workplace in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the initiators of injuries recorded in another category for instance being hit by a moving object or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place litigation for injuries like broken wrists happening on potholes are also quite prevalent with recent slips and trips having happened on Meldreth Road and on High St.
Serious injury experts in Melbourn
The impact serious injury can have is recognised by insurers and the Courts when working out compensation.
A claim should lessen the financial load on an injured Claimant and their dependants so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation.
Our panel of lawyers have helped families claim damages for many catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injury and illness categorised as serious and catastrophic include degloving injuries, serious pharmaceutical error and lead poisoning.
Solicitors can help with claiming compensation for industrial illness ranging from workplace cancer to chromium related illnesses.
Quittance has assisted people, from gardeners to medical representatives, to claim injury compensation. Injury and illness statistics for the South Cambridgeshire local authority collated under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the HSE excerpted below:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in South Cambridgeshire Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||1||0||0|
|Machinery related injury||5||4||7|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||0||1||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. carbon monoxide poisoning)||6||4||2|
|Fall from height||16||19||13|
|Injured by an animal||3||1||1|
|Lifting and carrying||58||45||34|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||54||44||41|
|Struck by moving vehicle||6||1||3|
|Struck by object||20||12||16|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1||0||0|
How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors take care of Melbourn cases
No Win, No Fee agreements (or Conditional Fee Agreements) cover Claimants from an obligation to settle their solicitor's fees if they do not succeed in their claim.
Can Claimants get 100% No Win, No Fee
No Win, No Fee should mean that you have absolutely no hidden fees. With Quittance's No Win, No Fee promise, there is no risk of being charged extra costs and there is absolutely no catch.
Click here for more information about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
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
Before you instruct you should arm yourself with information about making a claim. Answers will help you to make the right decision.
Find more answers online before picking up the phone. Read our frequently asked questions here.
Ready to begin your compensation claim?
You can begin a injury claim here or phone us on 0800 612 7456 to talk to a member of the Quittance team.
If you have something else to ask or would like further information about how the claims process works, call Quittance on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.