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

If either you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.

If your injuries resulted from another person's actions or negligence, you may be able to make a no win, no fee compensation claim.

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 other factors that could affect my right to claim?

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.

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

Calculate my 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:

How much can I claim?

Wisbech road accident claims

If you have been unfortunate enough to be injured in one of the 100's of serious road accidents that occur in Wisbech and across the UK every year, you may be able to claim no win, no fee 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.

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Road accident compensation claims

Wisbech work accident claims

If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you suffered an injury or illness working as a baggage handler or a builder, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful work accident claim.

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work accident claims

Wisbech clinical negligence claims

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. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from a private clinic or NHS trust covering Wisbech, including Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire).

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Wisbech Occupiers liability injury claims

An individual or company that owns or occupies a property has a legal duty of care to the people who visit it.

Whether you were injured on a station platform or at a public swimming pool, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a public place, we can help.

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Occupier's liability injury compensation claims

Serious injury compensation claims

Compensation claims for particularly severe injuries include amputations, paralysis and brain injuries.

If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.

Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with care professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the best medical and financial support.

Read more:

Serious injury compensation claims

Wisbech No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Wisbech injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Wisbech and cross the UK.

If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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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
Not Reported27
Electric shock injury0
Machinery related injury10
Explosion related (e.g. gas)0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)1
Fall from height12
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)2
Lifting and handling injuries40
Physical assault16
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)35
Struck against4
Struck by moving vehicle3
Hit by falling object12
Trapped by something collapsing1

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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor