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?

Updated: September 14, 2016

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

What are the criteria for making a 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.

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.

Road traffic accident claims in Soham

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Read more: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Soham

Worker injured in accident

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
Other242525
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

Read more: Accident at work compensation claim

Other types of claim

Medical and clinical negligence in Soham

When a patient suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you only want the hospital to explain what happened instead of financial damages. For example, to make a complaint against Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

Read more: Medical negligence compensation claims

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.

Read more: Serious injury compensation claims

Industrial disease

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

Read more: Industrial disease compensation claims

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.

Soham No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Soham and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet our team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Soham, from less severe claims to long term industrial disease. Chosen for their winning track record, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience handling injury claims.

Meet more of the Quittance team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

What is your track record of claims in Soham?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Soham, Cambridgeshire and across the country, get compensation.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants across Cambridgeshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from slips and trips at work to car accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, make the claims process as stress-free as possible.

FAQs

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

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.

Further reading Get a personal injury quote

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.

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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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.

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