A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you live in Sawtry or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced personal injury solicitors can handle your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and another party was liable, we can help you make a claim for compensation.

Can I claim?Check claim

Eligibility to claim

Compensation claims should usually be made within 3 years of the injury.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like RSI are often still entitled to claim 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 considered.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a road accident in Sawtry or slip or trip, there are three components to a successful personal injury claim. It must be proven that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Beginning your claim sooner should allow the solicitor to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.

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How much can I claim?

The level of compensation you will be awarded is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our easy to use compensation calculator provides a good idea of your potential compensation award.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Sawtry

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of qualified road traffic accident lawyers are experienced in achieving optimum damages for people hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Sawtry.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Sawtry are quite common with statistics showing 28 fatal accidents, 277 serious accidents and 1664 slight accidents in 2013 in Cambridgeshire (Total events were 1969 local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 2,049.

Further information: No win, no fee road accident claim

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Work accident claims in Sawtry

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people, from construction workers to psychologists, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Accident statistics in the Huntingdonshire local authority collated under reporting legislation by the Government and set out below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Huntingdonshire Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported292936
Contact with machinery191714
Exposed to fire100
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)306
Fall from height (ladder)171819
Animal related (e.g. livestock)314
Lifting and carrying874468
Physical assault22912
Slip or trip897462
Struck against765
Struck by moving vehicle330
Hit by object241726
Trapped by something collapsing111

Further information: Accident at work compensation claim

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Other claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Sawtry

Clinical negligence is the term used when a person suffers injury or illness as the result of a GP or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you only want closure or answers instead of claiming compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, you can contact Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Further information: Medical negligence compensation claims

Serious injury lawyers in Sawtry

Quittance recognise the difference injury compensation can make to the lives of people affected by major injury.

A successful claim should ease the financial burden and reduce stress so a claimant so they can prioritise recovery.

Further information: Serious injury compensation claims

Industrial disease

Lawyers can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness ranging from noise induced hearing loss to pesticide poisoning.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation claims

Slip and trip accidents

Health and Saftey Executive figures reveal that employee slips and trips are, by some degree, the most prevalent accident at work in Cambridgeshire in 2015. These types of accident are sometimes the cause of accidents recorded in a different category such as being hit by a reversing vehicle or an electrical discharge accident. Public place claims for injuries such as broken collarbones happening on raised flagstones are also quite prevalent with street trips having occurred on High St and on Chichester Way.

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Sawtry No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Sawtry and across the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet our team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Sawtry, from fast track cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Chosen for their success rate in winning claims, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience recovering compensation for their clients.

Click here to meet more of the team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What experience do you have of handling claims in Sawtry?

We are a UK-wide network of specialist personal injury lawyers that assists claimants in Sawtry, Cambridgeshire and throughout the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have helped hundreds of people in Cambridgeshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents at work and car accidents.

Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward as possible.

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Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Tips for choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Compensation for a personal injury claim can take months, and even years in cases of serious injury, to be settled. The SRA are responsible for regulating strictly legal advice given by solicitors, however they do not regulate many factors that matter to claimants, such as communication or speed.

Your solicitor should be someone you can rely on at every step of the process to provide specialist legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.

Will I need a local Sawtry legal firm ?

Choosing a nearby solicitor is less relevant as cases are typically run remotely.

You will need to select a law firm that provides medical facilities near you as you will need to attend a medical assessment.

More details : Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

Reviews for solicitors in Sawtry

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 taken by individual firms.

The disparity in the level of success fees and ATE premiums between different firms is an important consideration for claimants.

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant having been awarded ?65,759 for a serious back injury could vary from ?39,455 to ?55,895.

Further reading : Compare solicitors quotes

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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