A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

No matter whether you are based in Wisbech or anywhere in the country, Quittance can take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a compensation claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims for personal injury compensation should be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury in most cases.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your lawyer must prove that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

How much can I claim?

The financial compensation you are likely to get is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Wisbech

Worker injured in accident

We have helped claimants, from electricians to technical authors, to claim maximum compensation. Accident statistics in the Wisbech local authority are published in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Government:

Work accidents in Fenland Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported212427
Electric shock injury010
Machinery related injury101110
Explosion related (e.g. gas)010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)631
Fall from height131112
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)102
Lifting and handling injuries524140
Physical assault91316
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)645535
Struck against1484
Struck by moving vehicle633
Hit by falling object201112
Trapped by something collapsing021

Further information: No win, no fee work injury compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Wisbech

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Further information: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other types of claim

Clinical and medical negligence in Wisbech

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

Wisbech experts for serious injury claims

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.

Our 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

Slips and trips

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.

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from bladder cancer to rubber industry health and safety lapses.

Further information: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Wisbech No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Wisbech and across the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet our team

The national network of Quittance solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Wisbech, from less severe claims to catastrophic injury. Selected for their track record in winning cases, our lawyers have years of experience.

Click here to meet more of the team.

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

Have Quittance 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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

How to select the best lawyer for you

Choosing the best PI lawyer to help you is a critical step towards negotiating the best settlement or award for your injuries.

How do you ensure you instruct the best law firm to act for you?

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

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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