Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.
How Quittance can help
We have helped injured people in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a personal injury claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or if there is an uninsured driver involved.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. 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:
Wisbech road accident claims
If you were hurt on Wisbech's roads because of another driver's carelessness, you can start a claim for compensation.
Whether you were hurt in a car accident, or have been involved in a motorbike accident, we're here to help. Our guide to road accident compensation claims explains what you need to know about starting a claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Wisbech
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whether you had a fall from height or have been exposed to toxic chemicals, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Accidents in a public place
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics expose 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 in 2014/15. Slips and trips are quite often lead to injuries attributed to other reasons like being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery or a fire related accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like broken shoulders occurring on raised flagstones are also quite common with incidents having happened recently.
Clinical negligence is the term used when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a consultant or other health professional. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.
If you only want closure or answers rather than financial compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. To make a complaint against Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.
Further information: No win, no fee medical negligence claims
More claim types
Quittance's team recognise the vital difference injury compensation will make to the lives of seriously injured claimants.
A successful claim should lessen the financial load and reduce stress so a claimant and their family so they can focus on recovery.
The panel of solicitor firms correspond with medical practitioners, the defendant's representatives and insurers, helping to ensure people affected by serious accidents and injuries receive the support they need. Injury and illness held to be serious include degloving injuries, poisoning and serious psychiatric harm.
Further information: No win, no fee serious injury claims
Wisbech 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, Wisbech 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 Wisbech, 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.
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
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Frequently asked questions
Have the solicitors handled many claims in Wisbech?
Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of specialist solicitors that assists people injured in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire and throughout the UK, get compensation.
Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Cambridgeshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including road accidents and injuries sustained at work.
With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.
Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.
Will I have to choose a personal injury solicitor near me?
You do not need to choose a personal injury solicitor near you.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
The contrast in the level of success fees and ATE premiums between solicitors is quite surprising.
For example the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant who was awarded £24,133 for a moderate pain disorder could conceivably vary from £14,480 to £20,513.
Read more at - How to compare personal injury fees
Read Wisbech solicitor reviews
The quality of advice offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary to a large extent.
Researching online reviews can certainly be revealing if you are weighing up which solicitor to choose.
Read - Reviews
What are the road accident statistics in Wisbech
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Wisbech are relatively commonplace. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 1969 accidents (1664 slight accidents, 277 serious accidents and 28 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cambridgeshire local authority area. In 2014 accidents increased to 2,049.
Our group of certified no win, no fee lawyers have years of experience in fighting for maximum compensation for claimants who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Wisbech.
Work accident statistics in Wisbech
The most recent 2019 accident statistics in the Fenland Local Authority (2013/14) are published in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Government:
|Work accidents in Fenland Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury||0|
|Machinery related injury||10|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)||1|
|Fall from height||12|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||2|
|Lifting and handling injuries||40|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||35|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3|
|Hit by falling object||12|
|Trapped 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.