Personal injury claims

If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.

You can make a compensation claim on a no win, no fee basis. If your injury claim is unsuccessful you won't have to pay any money to your solicitor.

What happened?

Starting a personal injury claim is not complicated, but the process will differ depending on how and where you were injured.

Please select how you were injured:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or whether there was a criminal incident.

It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to compensation. Speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker.

Can I start an injury claim on behalf of a child?

An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child, as a 'litigation friend'.

If you were injured when you were under 18 years old, you have until your 21st birthday to make claim.

Read more:

Child injury compensation claims

How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the extent of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.

General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

Special damages

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

Read more:

A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

Calculate my injury compensation

Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.

Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.

Find out what your injury claim could be worth now.

St Neots road accident claims

Accidents involving drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users in St Neots are relatively common. Government data indicates there were 1346 road accidents in Cambridgeshire in 2021; 1016 slight accidents, 298 accidents and 32 fatalities.

We can help people injured in road accidents that have occurred in St Neots and throughout England and Wales. You may be able to claim compensation if you were injured as a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian and another road user was liable.

Whether you sustained an injury riding a bike, or have been hurt in a car accident, our specialist team can help. Our useful guide sets out what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.

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Claim road accident compensation

Work accident claims in St Neots

There were 2 fatalities and 582 other work accidents in Cambridgeshire in 2021.

If you were injured at work through no fault of your own, you might be able to claim compensation.

Employers and site operators owe a duty of care to their staff, to visitors and contractors. Whether you sustained an injury when working as an agency worker or a school teacher, our guide to work accident claims explains what you need to know about making a successful claim.

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Work accident compensation claims

How common are work accidents in St Neots?

HSE-reported work accidents in CambridgeshireReported Injuries
Not Reported14%
Electrocution0%
Contact with machinery6%
Exposed to fire0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)2%
Fall from height (ladder)8%
Animal related (e.g. livestock)2%
Lifting and carrying27%
Physical assault5%
Slip or trip25%
Struck against2%
Struck by moving vehicle0%
Hit by object10%
Trapped by something collapsing0%

Clinical negligence claims in St Neots

Medical negligence is the term for when a patient suffers an injury or illness due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against a private clinic or NHS trust covering St Neots.

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Claim clinical negligence compensation

Public place accidents claims in St Neots

UK law states that owners (occupiers) of premises are liable for the safety and welfare of all visitors.

Whether your accident happened at a public swimming pool or in a train station, you may be entitled to claim.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a public place, we can help.

Read more:

Public place accident compensation claims

Serious injury claims

A serious or catastrophic injury is defined as an injury that results in a life-changing disability. Serious injuries typically include brain or spinal injuries, amputation, burns or multiple fractures.

If your life, or the life of a family member, has been affected by a serious injury, we can help.

Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with medical professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the care and financial support you need.

Read more:

Claim serious injury compensation

Will I need to meet my solicitor face to face?

If you are planning to start a claim, you do not need to go to a solicitor's office.

A friendly advisor will talk to you about what happened on a brief phone call. Your advisor can then confirm if you may have a claim, but there is no obligation to proceed.

When you decide to go ahead, the next step is to discuss your case with an expert solicitor. Your solicitor will handle every stage of your claim and will be there to answer any questions you have.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in St Neots and cross the UK.

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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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FAQs

Have you helped many St Neots injury claimants?

We help 100's of injured workers, road users and other claimants in St Neots and Cambridgeshire every year.

A specialist solicitor will fight hard to settle your claim and recover the best possible compensation sum, regardless of whether you were injured as a result of a negligent employer or in a public park.

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.

St Neots solicitor reviews

All personal injury solicitors are regulated by the SRA. Although injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary.

Online reviews and recommendations from friends and family can help you decide which solicitor is the right fit for you.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

Read more:

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

Read more:

Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes take years.

Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.

This table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:

Personal injury claim type

Estimated claim duration*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

Will I have to go to court?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) compensation payment?

If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.

An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

Read more:

Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator