A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in St Neots or anywhere else in England or Wales, our lawyers are able to help with your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a compensation claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

Personal injury claims should be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury in most cases.

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as industrial deafness are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what is important in these situations.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it must be shown that:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the defendant
  • That duty was breached by the defendant
  • The defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

In all cases, answers and invaluable guidance will be provided by a brief, no-obligation consultation with a St Neots-specialist lawyer.

Compensation Calculator

The personal injury compensation you will receive is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our claim calculator gives an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in St Neots

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of best of breed no win, no fee legal advisors have decades of experience in negotiating optimum compensation for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in St Neots.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in St Neots are relatively frequent. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 1969 accidents (1664 slight accidents, 277 serious accidents and 28 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cambridgeshire local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,049.

See: Road accident claim

Work accident claims in St Neots

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped claimants, from plasterers to sports development officers, to claim injury compensation. Work injury statistics for the Huntingdonshire local authority reported in accordance with reporting legislation by the Government excerpted below:

Work accidents in Huntingdonshire Local Authority HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
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

See: Accident at work compensation claim

Other claims

Clinical and medical negligence in St Neots

When someone suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a registrar, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want a detailed explanation of what happened instead of financial damages. You can contact Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, for example, to make a complaint against Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

See: Medical negligence compensation claims

St Neots specialists for serious injury claims

We recognise the change a compensation claim makes to the lives of people who have been impacted by catastrophic and serious injury.

Quittance's panel of specialist solicitors fight hard for compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, including compensation for medical treatment and care costs. Quittance's panel of solicitors have helped people collect damages for numerous major injuries and conditions. Injuries and illnesses categorised as serious include degloving injuries and mesothelioma.

See: Serious injury compensation claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can assist with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from NIHL to mercury poisoning.

See: Industrial disease compensation claims

Slip and trip accidents

Government data reveal that employee slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Cambridgeshire. Slips and trips are often lead to injuries recorded in another category e.g. being hit by another person, being trapped by something or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place (Huntingdonshire local authority) legal claims for injuries such as bruised legs suffered on tripping on a street are also common with incidents having happened in the local area.

St Neots 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 St Neots and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the team

The national network of QLS solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in St Neots, from fast track cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Our lawyers are chosen for their level of specialist experience and their track record in winning cases.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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

Has Quittance handled many claims in St Neots?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of expert solicitors dedicated to helping people in St Neots, Cambridgeshire and across the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Cambridgeshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and injuries sustained from a fall at work.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.


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.

The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

Compensation for a claim for compensation can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be settled. The SRA regulate legal advice given by all solicitors, however they are not responsible for many factors of interest to people affected by injury, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Your solicitor should be someone you can trust throughout the claims process to provide specialist legal guidance and practical advice.

Comparing injury solicitors in St Neots - online reviews

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to formal and traditional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach taken by individual firms.

Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

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.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

The diversity in success fees charged by solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is quite significant

E.g. the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant awarded ?67,669 for lung cancer can range from ?40,601 to ?57,518.

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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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