Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.
How Quittance can help
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or when the date of knowledge was.
We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:
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.
This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special 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 are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.
What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)
Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:
- Lost earnings (including future earnings)
- Medical treatment costs
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
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:
Whittlesey road accident claims
Whittlesey drivers and other road users have the right to claim compensation if they have been hurt as the result of someone else's actions.
It does not matter if you were hurt in a car collision, or have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run on Whittlesey's roads, the Quittance guide to road accident claims explains what you need to know about what to do.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Whittlesey
Have you have had an accident at work and your employer or another member of staff was liable? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.
Whether you have strained a muscle in the office or developed carpal tunnel syndrome, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Public place injuries
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.
Solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries including anything from asbestos related disease to pneumoconiosis.
More claim types
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 Solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Under a CFA, Whittlesey injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.
The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.
By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.
You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.
What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?
You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.
Speak to an expert
Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.
Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.
If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.
We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.
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Frequently asked questions
What experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Whittlesey?
Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of award winning personal injury solicitors that assists people injured in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.
Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants across Cambridgeshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from ladder accidents to motorbike pillion passenger accidents.
Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that claiming compensation is as easy and stress-free as possible.
Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.
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 are the road accident statistics in Whittlesey
The 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.
What are the Whittlesey work accident statistics?
The latest 2019 accident at work stats for the Peterborough Local Authority (2013/14) 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)||Reported Injuries|
|Exposed to fire||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)||3|
|Fall from height||20|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||2|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||77|
|Struck by moving vehicle||6|
|Hit by object||29|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1|
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If 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 on behalf of the injured person.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?
You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.
However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.
How long will my claim take?
The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can 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.
Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:
Personal injury claim type
Estimated claim duration*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.
Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.
Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?
No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.
Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.
Can I get an early 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 before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.