Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If either you or a member of your family have been hurt in an accident, we can help you make a compensation claim.

How we can help

We have helped injured people in Willingham, Cambridgeshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Can I claim?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you suffered an illness or injury:

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

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. Practically speaking, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident, the quantum of the claim or whether liability can be proved.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker:

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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.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

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.

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

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:

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Willingham road accident claims

Drivers and other road users have the right to claim injury compensation if they have been hurt on Willingham's roads due to another party's negligence.

No matter if you were hurt in a collision on Willingham's roads, or sustained an injury in a cycling accident, our road accident compensation guide explains everything you need to know about how to get started.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Willingham

If you have been injured as a result of your employer's negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.

Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Injuries in a public place

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.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

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.

Read more about Clinical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

The long-term effect of serious injury will be understood by Courts and insurance companies when working out how much compensation to pay. The 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

Other types of claim

Willingham 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, Willingham 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 Willingham, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Should I choose Quittance?

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

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.

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.

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.

What are the road accident statistics in Willingham

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.

Work accident statistics in Willingham

The latest 2019 injury and illness stats for the East Cambridgeshire Local Authority (2013/14) collated under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive in the following table:

Work accidents in East Cambridgeshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Undefined19
Machinery related8
0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toluene)2
Fall from height (scaffolding)35
Animal related (e.g. livestock)6
Lifting and carrying28
Physical attack2
Slip, trip or fall19
Struck against5
Hit by vehicle1
Hit by falling object10
Trapped by something collapsing0

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

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?

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.

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

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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