Updated: Tuesday, 26th July 2016
Our national network of solicitors help clients across the UK to keep more injury compensation.
Whether you live in Milton or anywhere in the country, wecan are able to help with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.
Making an injury claim
Compensation claims should usually be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.
People with certain illnesses or conditions such as repetitive strain injuries may still be eligible for compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In these circumstances, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that is important.
In the majority of cases, proving an injury claim involves three components. It needs to be shown that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.
The lawyer can take you through each of these points and will look at how they apply in your case.
Guidance for those looking for a personal injury solicitor
Compensation for a claim for compensation can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be settled. The SRA regulate strictly legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they are not responsible for many factors of interest to Claimants, such as quality of service or speed of communication.
Your legal representative should be someone you can trust at every step of the process to give compassionate practical advice and expert legal guidance.
Milton personal injury solicitor reviews
Service standards provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, vary enormously.
Researching online reviews can be enlightening when thinking about which solicitor best serves your needs.
Do you have to choose a law firm in Milton?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
In general, the only aspect that should be carried out locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For severe tinnitus, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £23,980 to £36,850 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
What kinds of cases do you conduct in Milton?
Quittance's panel of personal injury solicitors help clients receive compensation for a broad range of injury and illness.
Serious injury solicitors serving Milton
We recognise the change injury compensation will make to severely injured Claimants. Quittance work to achieve the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, including reimbursement for medical and care costs. Quittance's network of law firms have helped people recover compensation for a range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries referred to as catastrophic or serious include benzene poisoning and paralysis.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has handled claims for Claimants injured at work, from members of the air force to local government lawyers, to secure financial compensation awards. Accident at work statistics for the South Cambridgeshire local authority collated in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive:
|Work accidents in South Cambridgeshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||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|
Clinical negligence in Milton
Medical negligence - which is now more precisely known as clinical negligence - is the legal term a breach of duty by a medical provider. A typical example might be a misdiagnosis claim. Our panel of personal injury solicitors covering Milton have handled cases brought against health services that include Union House, Union House, 37 Union Lane, Chesterton, Cambridge, CB4 1PX.
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) figures indicate that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of injury in the Cambridgeshire workplace in 2014/15. They are quite often the precursor to injuries categorised as another type of accident such as being struck by a moving object, a fall from a height or a fire related accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like broken arms sustained on pavement cracks are also quite common with recent pavement trips having happened in the local area.
Injury lawyers can help with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from mesolthelioma to hydrocarbon poisoning.
Road traffic accidents in Milton
Quittances group of best of breed no win no fee lawyers have a wealth of experience in achieving the highest awards for Claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Milton.
Road accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Milton are common with 28 fatal accidents, 277 serious accidents and 1664 slight accidents in 2013 in Cambridgeshire (Total events were 1969 local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,049.
No Win, No Fee Solicitors serving Milton
Conditional Fee Agreements (or No Win, No Fee agreements) preserve Claimants from the obligation to settle legal fees if the case is not won.
A 'success fee' will be charged by injury lawyers that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. Unlike the standard legal fees, the success fee will be generally 25% and will be taken out of your compensation.
Will there be extra costs to pay?
No Win, No Fee means there will be no hidden costs. With a 100% No Win, No Fee promise, there will be no catch.
Read more about our No Win, No Fee here
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
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Making the right decision for you depends on the right information. Get any questions answered before you make a decision.
Get answers to questions asked by people seeking claims advice in the frequently asked questions section.
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If you are ready to proceed, you can begin your personal injury claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or using our online contact form.
Quittance's team of personal injury specialists are ready to help. Need more information? You can call us on 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback today.