A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

If you live in Peterborough or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced personal injury lawyers can take on your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, we can help you make a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims for personal injury compensation should be made within three years of the date of the injury in most cases.

In order to win a Peterborough personal injury case, your lawyer must prove that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

Making your claim sooner should allow your lawyer to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.

Injury claims calculator

The amount of compensation you will receive is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Peterborough

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of expert lawyers have a wealth of experience in achieving the highest damages for people injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Peterborough.

Road accidents involving vehicles in Peterborough are reasonably common. Officially reported accident data shows 8 fatal accidents, 80 serious accidents and 695 slight accidents in 2013 in Peterborough (Total events were 783 local authority. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 676. Incidents in the Peterborough region in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A15 and A1129 crossroads and on the A15 and A1179 roundabout.

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Work accident claims in Peterborough

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted self employed or employed claimants, from electricians to press sub-editors, to claim injury compensation. Injury and illness statistics in the Peterborough local authority collated under legislation by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:

Work accidents in Peterborough Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electricity related302
Machinery related19910
Explosives related010
Exposed to fire001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)653
Fall from height341620
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)322
Physical attack201117
Slip, trip, fall same level11411277
Struck against22813
Struck by moving vehicle7106
Hit by object392229
Crushed by something collapsing101

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Other types of claim

Medical negligence in Peterborough

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when someone is injured as the result of the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. Quittance's expert 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 are just looking for a deeper understanding of what happened instead of a compensation award. You can write to Peterborough City Hospital, Bretton Gate, Bretton, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust.

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Slip, trip and fall accidents

Health and Safety figures show that employee slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Cambridgeshire. These types of accident are frequently the precursor to accidents categorised as something else e.g. being hit by hand tools in use, when supporting another person or a harmful substance accident. Public place (Peterborough local authority) cases for injuries like strained muscles sustained on raised kerb stones are also quite common with street falls having happened on Mayors Walk and on Church Street.

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can assist with securing compensation for industrial illness that include anything from NIHL to toluene exposure.

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Peterborough serious injury claims

The Quittance team recognise the vital change an injury claim can make to the lives of people who have been impacted by serious injury.

By relieving the pressure a serious injury places on an injured claimant and their family, a compensation claim helps them to focus on their rehabilitation. Our panel of expert solicitor firms have aided people receive compensation for many major injuries and conditions. Injuries categorised as catastrophic or serious range from neck injuries to deep vein thrombosis.

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Peterborough No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Peterborough and throughout the UK.

See: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Peterborough and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Chosen for their track record in winning cases, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

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

What is Quittance's track record of injury claims in Peterborough?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of specialist solicitors dedicated to helping people in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire and throughout the UK, get compensation.

In 2017, we assisted hundreds of people across Cambridgeshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including ladder accidents and accidents due to poor road conditions.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, means you can focus on your recovery.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

Finding the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your needs

It can take many months for the majority of claims to be settled. Injury claims involving disputed liability or severe injury can take much longer. The SRA regulate strictly legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many issues that matter to claimants, such as speed or level of service.

Your solicitor should be someone you are able to trust throughout your claim to offer practical advice and legal guidance.

The diversity in the amount of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different lawyers working on No Win No Fee agreements is considerable.

For example the amount retained by a claimant agreeing on a settlement of ?28,026 for chronic asthma can range from ?16,816 to ?23,822.

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Personal injury solicitor reviews in Peterborough - What to look for

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

Do I need a local lawyer ?

Going for a local solicitors office is not particularly important as cases are typically conducted remotely.

You will need to choose a law firm with medical facilities near you as you will be expected to attend a medical exam.

More : Do you have a medical centre near me?

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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