Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.
Our personal injury services
We have helped hundreds of people in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Can I claim compensation?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- 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 exceptions?
Yes. In practice, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or if there is an uninsured driver involved.
Talk to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
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:
Peterborough road accident claims
If you are involved in an accident and injured on Peterborough's roads due to a careless driver, you have a right to make a claim for compensation.
Whether you were involved riding a cycle on Peterborough's roads, or have been hurt in a car accident, this road accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about the claims process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Peterborough
You may be entitled to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
No matter what your job is - whether you are a carpenter injured on a building site or you tripped in an office, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Injuries in a public place
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.
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.
More about Clinical negligence claims
Injury lawyers can assist with securing compensation for industrial illness that include anything from NIHL to toluene exposure.
More about Industrial disease claims
Peterborough 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, Peterborough 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 Peterborough, 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.
Why Quittance Legal Services?
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.
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Frequently asked questions
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.
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.
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.
What are the road accident statistics in Peterborough
The 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.
What are the Peterborough work accident statistics?
The latest 2019 injury and illness stats in the Peterborough Local Authority (2013/14) collated under legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive in the table below:
|Work accidents in Peterborough Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Exposed to fire||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)||3|
|Fall from height||20|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||2|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||77|
|Struck by moving vehicle||6|
|Hit by object||29|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1|
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.