Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Regardless of how you were injured by someone else's negligence, we are here to help you recover compensation.
Our personal injury services
We have helped hundreds of people in Sawston, Cambridgeshire and across the UK get compensation for:
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).
Are there any other considerations?
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 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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:
Sawston road accident claims
Road users can start a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on Sawston's roads because of another party's carelessness.
It does not matter 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.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Sawston
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.
Whatever your job - whether you are a plasterer injured on a building site or you had a fall in a warehouse, our guide to work accident claims explains what you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Public place injuries
Reported figures show that slips and trips are the single most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Cambridgeshire and the UK in 2014/15. They are typically the precursor to injuries categorised as another type of accident like being struck by moving machinery, a fall from a ladder or a harmful substance accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like strained muscles sustained on pavement cracks are also quite common with recent slips and trips having happened on School Lane and on High Street.
Medical negligence describes when a person is injured as the result of the lack of care of a doctor or other health worker. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.
If you are only looking for closure instead of a compensation award, you can raise a formal complaint. You can contact Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Find out more: Clinical negligence claim
More injury claim types
The Quittance team recognise the vital change a compensation claim can make to the lives of severely injured claimants. The Quittance team fight for maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness. This includes damages for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy. Quittance's panel of expert lawyers work with the Courts, medical experts and insurers to make sure claimants impacted by serious accidents receive the support they need.
Find out more: Catastrophic injury claims
Sawston 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, Sawston 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 Sawston, 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.
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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How much experience do the solicitors have of handling claims in Sawston?
We are a nationwide network of SRA regulated solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Sawston, Cambridgeshire and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.
In the last 12 months, we helped hundreds of people across Cambridgeshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to accidents on building sites.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that claiming compensation is as easy and stress-free as possible.
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.
Do I need to instruct a local Sawston legal firm ?
The whereabouts of the solicitor is not especially critical as cases are, as a matter of course, run by phone and email.
However, you should select a solicitors practice with national medical coverage as you will need to attend a medical assessment.
Read more : Do you have a medical centre near me?
Read Sawston personal injury solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice provided by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary a great deal.
Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be informative if you are attempting to decide which lawyer to select.
Read more : Solicitor reviews
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.