Years of experience helping injured claimants
Has your ability to work or daily life been affected by your injury? We're here to help.
Making a no win, no fee claim could help you get the compensation you need for an injury or illness that wasn't your fault.
We have helped hundreds of people in Sawston, Cambridgeshire and across the UK. We can help you claim the compensation you need to fund your recovery.
How did your injury happen?
The injury claims process varies according to how your injury happened.
Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?
If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, the law entitles you to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident, how close to the claim limitation date you are or whether causation can be established.
We would be happy to give you a clearer answer. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Claim Checker.
Can I claim if I was injured as a child?
If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, at any time until the child's 18th birthday.
Anyone who was injured either during their birth or as a child can start a claim themselves once they turn 18 years old.
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.
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
Calculate my 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:
Sawston road accident claims
Vehicle accidents in Sawston are reasonably common. Government data reveals there were 1346 road accidents in Cambridgeshire in 2021, including 1016 slight accidents, 298 accidents and 32 fatalities.
If you've been injured in a road traffic accident in Sawston, or anywhere else in the UK, we understand the pain and suffering you may be going through. If your injuries were caused by another driver, cyclist, pedestrian or any other road user, you may be entitled to claim no win, no fee compensation.
Whether you have been hurt in a crash, or have suffered an injury in a cycling accident, our team can help. Our road accident compensation claim guide sets out what you need to know about the claims process.
Work accident claims in Sawston
In Cambridgeshire, there were 197 non-fatal work accidents and 0.59 fatalities in 2021 (per 100,000 workers).
|HSE-reported work accidents in Cambridgeshire||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||0%|
|Machinery related injury||4%|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||0%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. carbon monoxide poisoning)||1%|
|Fall from height||8%|
|Injured by an animal||1%|
|Lifting and carrying||21%|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||25%|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2%|
|Struck by object||10%|
|Crushed by something collapsing||0%|
Have you suffered an injury at work and your employer or another member of staff was responsible? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.
Whether you were injured while working as a roofer or a gardener, our guide to work accident claims explains what you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.
Clinical negligence claims in Sawston
Medical negligence describes when a person is injured as the result of the lack of care of a doctor or other health worker. We can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Sawston, including Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire).
Occupiers liability injury claims in Sawston
UK law imposes a duty of care on property owners and operators (occupiers) to ensure that their property is safe for anyone visiting the premises.
Whether you have been injured on a loose paving stone on a footpath or in a supermarket, and someone else caused the accident, you may be able to claim financial compensation.
If you've been hurt in an accident in a public area, we can help you.
Serious injury claims
A serious or catastrophic injury is defined as an injury that results in a life-changing disability. Serious injuries typically include brain injuries or amputations.
Severe scarring, eye injuries, and debilitating health conditions are also considered to be serious injuries.
If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.
Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with care professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the best medical and financial support.
Will I need to travel to a solicitor's office?
There is no need to visit your solicitor's office in person if you are thinking about making a claim.
You can begin with a free phone consultation with a legally-trained advisor. Your advisor will set out your options for compensation, and there is no obligation to proceed.
Once you do start your claim, a specialist solicitor will take you through each step. Your lawyer will be with you throughout the process, from your initial questions to the day you recieve your compensation.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Sawston and cross the UK.
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Has Quittance helped many claimants in Sawston?
Whether you live in Sawston, Cambridgeshire or elsewhere, we can help you to make no win, no fee injury claim.
Whether your injury occurred at work, in a road traffic accident or in a public place our team will make sure your claim is handled by a specialist injury solicitor.
Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.
Sawston injury solicitor reviews
Although the Solicitors Regulation Authority regulates professional standards for solicitors in England and Wales, the actual quality of service varies widely.
Online reviews and recommendations from friends and family will help you to choose the best solicitor for your needs.
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If, for example, 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 for them.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly to blame?
Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.
You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).
If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.
How long will my claim take?
The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.
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**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.
Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.
Jenny Jones, Senior litigator
About the author
With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.