A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

If you live in Soham or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced lawyers are able to assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a centre near you .

Do I have a injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, Quittance can assist you with a compensation claim.

How much compensation could I get?

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a variety of factors. Our claim calculator gives an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

Making an injury claim

Claims for personal injury compensation should, in most cases, be made within three years of the date of the injury.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your lawyer must demonstrate that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

What factors to think about when locating the best personal injury solicitor

Instructing a suitable injury solicitor for your legal matter is an important step towards achieving the best settlement or award.

How do you make sure you choose the most appropriate firm to pursue compensation for you?

Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?

Many solicitors operate across the country, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

The disparity in the amount of insurance premiums and success fees charged by solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements can have a significant impact on your compensation.

For example the amount of compensation retained by a successful Claimant awarded £31,093 for loss of hearing in one ear can range from £18,656 to £26,429.

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Comparing Soham personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

Claims Quittance conducts in Soham

Quittance's network of specialist lawyers assist individuals in Soham whose circumstances ranged and resulted in serious injury.

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Officially reported figures stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Cambridgeshire. Slips and trips are frequently lead to accidents categorised as another type of accident like being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery or a fire related accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as fractured wrists sustained on potholes are also quite prevalent with recent falls having happened on King St and on Holmsey Lane.

Road accidents in Soham

Road accidents involving vehicles in Soham are not uncommon. Official statistics reveal a total of 1969 accidents (1664 slight accidents, 277 serious accidents and 28 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cambridgeshire local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 2,049.

Quittance's group of skilled no win no fee solicitors have a wealth of experience in negotiating maximum awards for anyone who has been injured in a car or motorbike crash in Soham.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with getting compensation for industrial illness including anything from mesothelioma to siderosis.

Soham serious injury compensation claims

The Courts understand that serious injuries will have a life-changing effect on an individual and their dependants. Our panel of lawyers fight to achieve maximum compensation for severe injuries, which includes reimbursement for long-term medical treatment and care costs.

Accidents at work

We have helped Claimants injured at work, from members of the air force to systems analysts, to claim injury compensation. Work accident data in the Forest Heath local authority are published in accordance with legislation by the HSE in the table below:

Work accidents in Forest Heath Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury201
Machinery related injury521
Exposed to explosion001
Harmful substance related241
Fall from height342829
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)713953
Lifting and carrying312021
Physical assault162010
Slip, trip, fall same level433325
Struck against723
Struck by moving vehicle331
Struck by object8413
Trapped under falling object022

Medical and clinical negligence in Soham

Medical negligence - which is now more correctly called 'Clinical Negligence' - is where an injury or illness results from a breach in the duty of care on the part of a doctor, GP, surgeon or other healthcare provider. A typical example could be an orthopaedic injury compensation claim. Our panel of personal injury solicitors covering Cambridgeshire and Soham have helped people with claims brought against private and NHS hospitals including Beech House Hospital, Fordham Road, CB8 7LF.

How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors handle compensation claims in Soham

Solicitors looking after injury claims in Soham generally work on the basis of a CFA or Conditional Fee Agreement. The agreement prevents your solicitor from billing you for any legal costs if the case is lost.

A 'success fee' is levied by lawyers serving Soham that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). The fee is in most cases 25% and is deducted from your compensation award.

Do I have to pay any hidden costs?

Some solicitors could impose additional costs if they lose your case. With Quittance, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with no catches whatsoever.

Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here

How to proceed

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Find out more about the claims process

Making the right decision for you depends on the right information. Get any questions answered before you instruct a solicitor.

If you have more questions before you are ready to call, see our FAQ section.

Ready to begin?

Phone the Quittance team on 0800 612 7456 to begin your injury claim, alternatively you can start a personal injury claim online.

Quittance's specialist team can help. If you need more information, you can request a free callback or call us on 0800 612 7456 today.