Updated: Monday, 8th August 2016
Whether you live in Whittlesey or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced personal injury solicitors are able to take on your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.
Making a claim
Personal injury claims should, in most cases, be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.
People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like industrial deafness are frequently still able to claim even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In such cases, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that is considered.
To win a Whittlesey personal injury case, your solicitor must prove:
- 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
Finding the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor
Finding the most appropriate lawyer to help you is your most important step towards achieving the best settlement or award.
How do you ensure you instruct the ideal one for your specific circumstances?
Look into Whittlesey solicitor reviews
Service levels offered by lawyers, as with any service, can differ.
Researching reviews can certainly be instructive if you are trying to decide which solicitor to instruct.
Read more Personal injury lawyer reviews
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For neck injuries causing spondylosis, serious limitation of movement or permanent/recurring pain, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £11,110 to £20,185 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Do I need to select a local injury lawyer ?
The whereabouts of the lawyers office is less critical as cases are usually conducted by phone and email.
However, you should choose a law firm that offers medical facilities near you as Claimants will almost always be expected to go to a medical examination.
Further reading - Will I have to attend a medical?
What cases does Quittance conduct in Whittlesey?
It is possible to claim compensation for a range of injury and illness in Whittlesey and throughout Cambridgeshire. Our team have helped with injuries and medical conditions including:
Slips and trips
Recorded data underscore the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Cambridgeshire and the UK as a whole in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the precursor to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being struck by moving machinery or an asphyxiation accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries like sprained arms occurring on pavement cracks are also quite prevalent with recent pavement crack trips having occurred recently.
Road traffic claims
Our panel of expert litigators have years of experience in getting maximum damages for people hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Whittlesey.
Road accidents involving vehicles in Whittlesey are common with a total of 783 accidents (695 slight accidents, 80 serious accidents and 8 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Peterborough local authority area. By 2014 the total had decreased to 676.
Solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries including anything from asbestos related disease to pneumoconiosis.
Medical negligence in Whittlesey
Medical negligence, which is more correctly known as clinical negligence, is the legal term a breach in the duty of care on the part of a medical provider. Our select panel of personal injury lawyers covering Cambridgeshire and Whittlesey have assisted with claims made against local hospitals including Peterborough District Hospital, Thorpe Road, n/a, Peterborough, PE3 6DA.
We have assisted claims for injured Claimants, from hotel workers to TEFL teachers, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Accident at work statistics for the Peterborough local authority are compiled under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government in the following table:
|Workplace accidents in Peterborough Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Exposed to fire||0||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)||6||5||3|
|Fall from height||34||16||20|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||3||2||2|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||114||112||77|
|Struck by moving vehicle||7||10||6|
|Hit by object||39||22||29|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1||0||1|
Serious injury experts in Whittlesey
The lasting impact serious injury has will be acknowledged by the Courts when they are calculating compensation.
A successful claim should ease the financial load on an injured person and their family enabling them to prioritise recovery. Quittance's panel of expert lawyers have for many years aided Claimants impacted by severe accidents. Injury and illness considered by the Courts to be serious include serious psychiatric harm, brain tumours and chemical poisoning.
Whittlesey No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers
When you win your compensation claim, your legal fees are paid by the losing side or their insurer. In the event that your solicitor loses the claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your solicitor states that the lawyer's legal costs are not payable.
Do I need to pay any fees?
We promise that No Win, No Fee means you will not need to pay any of your solicitor's costs in the event that your claim is unsuccessful. Click here to learn more about about No Win, No Fee.
What happens next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Find out more about your claim
Making the right decision for you depends on receiving the right information. Get any questions answered before you instruct.
Get answers to popular questions asked by potential Claimants in the frequently asked questions section.
When you have decided to proceed, you can begin a claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or with our contact form here.
If you would like to discuss your options or have more questions before making a decision, call 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a time that suits you.