A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

No matter whether you are based in Willingham or anywhere else in England or Wales, our personal injury lawyers will take on your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a compensation claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Injury claims must, in most cases, be made within a 3-year window.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like industrial deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In such cases, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is considered.

Whether a claim is being made for a road accident in Willingham or slip or trip, there are three elements to a successful personal injury claim. It needs to be proven that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

The solicitor will look at how your case relates to each of the points.

How much can I claim?

The amount of compensation you will receive is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our online calculator gives an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Willingham

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped claimants injured at work, from members of the air force to technical sales engineers, to claim work accident compensation. Injury and illness statistics for the East Cambridgeshire local authority collated under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:

Work accidents in East Cambridgeshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related698
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toluene)112
Fall from height (scaffolding)221235
Animal related (e.g. livestock)1986
Lifting and carrying411428
Physical attack502
Slip, trip or fall322819
Struck against455
Hit by vehicle031
Hit by falling object25910
Trapped by something collapsing200

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Road traffic accident claims in Willingham

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Willingham are quite common. Government statistics reveal 28 fatal accidents, 277 serious accidents and 1664 slight accidents in 2013 in Cambridgeshire (Total events were 1969 local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 2,049.

Quittance's panel of personal injury lawyers have vast experience in getting maximum settlements for claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Willingham.

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Medical negligence in Willingham

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a person is injured or becomes ill due to a registrar, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are only looking for a detailed explanation of what happened as opposed to a compensation award, you can raise a formal complaint. To raise a complaint against Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

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Slips, trips and falls

Health and Safety statistics expose the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most prevalent accident at work in Cambridgeshire in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are frequently the initiators of accidents categorised as something else e.g. being struck by a falling object or an exposure to fire accident. Public liability cases for injuries like broken wrists happening on poorly maintained roads are also quite prevalent with recent slips and trips having occurred in the local area.

Serious injury solicitors in Willingham

The long-term effect of serious injury will be understood by Courts and insurance companies when working out how much compensation to pay. Our panel of solicitors work for compensation for severe injury and illness. This includes damages for private medical treatment and case costs.

Read more about Catastrophic injury compensation

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from mesothelioma to pneumoconiosis.

Read more about Industrial disease compensation

Willingham No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Willingham and throughout the UK.

See: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

Our national network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Willingham and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their specialist expertise and their track record in winning claims.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

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

How much experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Willingham?

We are a UK-wide panel of award winning solicitors that assists injured people in Willingham, Cambridgeshire and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.

In 2017, we have assisted hundreds of claimants in Cambridgeshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to accidents in the workplace.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and specialist advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

Frequently asked questions

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. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

Advice for those looking for a personal injury solicitor

Choosing the most appropriate legal expert for your legal case is a crucial step towards getting the most compensation for your injuries.

With over 100 solicitors offices within 25 miles of Willingham (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority website in 2015), what is the best way to ensure you select the most appropriate law firm for your needs?

Check Willingham solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by lawyers, as with any service, can differ considerably.

Online reviews can be informative when trying to decide which solicitor to choose.

Read more : Personal injury lawyer reviews

The variation in the level of success fees between different firms is important for claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount retained by a claimant who was awarded ?43,906 for back injuries causing chronic permanent symptoms could conceivably vary from ?26,343 to ?37,320.

Read more at How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Will I have to choose a law firm near me?

You do not need to select a lawyer near you.

Usually, the only aspect that should be carried out locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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