Updated: Monday, 1st August 2016
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.
Making a 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.
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
Claims we conduct in Sawtry
Compensation could be claimed for a range of injury and illness across Sawtry. Quittance can help with:
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.
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 Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Contact with machinery||19||17||14|
|Exposed to fire||1||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||3||0||6|
|Fall from height (ladder)||17||18||19|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||3||1||4|
|Lifting and carrying||87||44||68|
|Slip or trip||89||74||62|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||3||0|
|Hit by object||24||17||26|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||1||1|
Medical and clinical negligence in Sawtry
Medical negligence - which is correctly referred to as 'Clinical Negligence' - is where an injury or illness is suffered by a person a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a healthcare provider. A typical example might be a dental negligence claim. Our select panel of personal injury solicitors covering Cambridgeshire and Sawtry have assisted with clinical negligence claims brought against infirmaries and hospitals including Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Hinchingbrooke Park, Huntingdon, PE29 6NT.
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.
Road traffic compensation claims
Quittances panel of qualified road traffic accident lawyers are experienced in in achieving optimum damages for people hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Sawtry.
Road traffic accidents involving cars, mororbikes 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.
Lawyers can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness ranging from noise induced hearing loss to pesticide poisoning.
How No Win, No Fee solicitors look after Sawtry claims
Lawyers taking care of injury claims in Sawtry act on the basis of a CFA or Conditional Fee Agreement.
This prevents the lawyer from expecting you to pay any legal fees if the case is lost.
Do I need to pay any fees?
No Win, No Fee means that you will not owe anything if you lose your claim. With the Quittance network's 100% No Win, No Fee promise, there is no catch in the small print whatsoever. Read more about No Win, No Fee
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
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Before you instruct arm yourself with as much information about making a claim as possible. Answers can help you make the best decision for your future.
Find answers to common questions in the FAQ section.
Get started today
Phone us on 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) to get your claim for compensation underway, or you can start a compensation claim here.
Speak to Quittance's panel of experts today for more detail about you claim. Call 0800 612 7456 or get a callback.