A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

If you live in Yaxley or anywhere in the UK, our expert lawyers can handle your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

Updated: October 18, 2016

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

Key criteria

Claims should, in most cases, be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.

People with certain illnesses or conditions such as RSI are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date of diagnosis is what matters in these situations.

To win a Yaxley personal injury case, your lawyer must prove:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
  • That duty was breached by the Defendant
  • The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

Answers to your questions and practical guidance will be offered through a no-obligation phone consultation with a Yaxley-specialist solicitor.

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Find out how much you can claim

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive depends on a number of factors. Our claim calculator provides an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

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Work accident claims in Yaxley

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people, from lathe operators to town and country planners, to seek financial compensation. Injury and illness figures in the Peterborough local authority are compiled under RIDDOR regulations by the HSE excerpted below:

Work accidents in Peterborough Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Other383632
Electricity related302
Machinery related19910
Explosives related010
Exposed to fire001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)653
Fall from height341620
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)322
Lifting1466373
Physical attack201117
Slip, trip, fall same level11411277
Struck against22813
Struck by moving vehicle7106
Hit by object392229
Crushed by something collapsing101

Find out more: No win, no fee work injury compensation claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Yaxley

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Yaxley are quite common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 783 accidents (695 slight accidents, 80 serious accidents and 8 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Peterborough council area. By 2014 accidents decreased to 676.

Quittance's group of specialist legal advisors have a wealth of experience in achieving maximum general and special damages for people hurt in a road accident in Yaxley.

Find out more: Road accident compensation claim

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Other types of claim

Slip, trip and fall accidents

HSE data stress the fact that employee slips and trips are still the most frequent cause of injury at work in Cambridgeshire and the UK. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the initiators of injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being hit by a reversing vehicle or an asphyxiation accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries like fractured wrists experienced on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with recent pavement trips having occurred in the area.

Yaxley serious injury claims

The Courts understand that a serious injury can have a life-changing impact on an affected individual and their family. Compensation should lessen the financial load and reduce the pressure on a Claimant and their dependants so they can prioritise rehabilitation.

Find out more: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that range from noise induced hearing loss to welders lung.

Find out more: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Yaxley

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a patient is injured due to a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you just want the hospital to explain what happened instead of claiming compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can contact Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Find out more: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

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Yaxley No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Yaxley and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Yaxley, from more minor injury cases to catastrophic injury. Chosen on the basis of their track record in winning cases, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

To meet more of our team, click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What experience do you have of handling claims in Yaxley?

Quittance is a nationwide network of expert personal injury solicitors that helps people injured in Yaxley, Cambridgeshire and across the UK, get compensation.

We have helped 100's of claimants across Cambridgeshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from ladder accidents to cycling accidents.

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 expert advice, means you can focus on your recovery.

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FAQs

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

Picking the best injury lawyer

In most cases a injury claim can take months to agree a settlement. In serious injury cases, claims may run for one or two years. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), however the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Your legal representative should be someone you are able to rely on at every step of the process to give legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.

The diversity in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums charged by law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) can have a significant impact on your compensation.

For example the amount of financial compensation retained by a Claimant being awarded compensation of ?24,134 for a moderate pain disorder could conceivably vary from ?14,480 to ?20,514.

More information : Get a personal injury quote

Are Yaxley Claimants restricted to only local lawyers?

Many injury lawyers operate across the country, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

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.

What should you look for when comparing reviews for solicitors in Yaxley?

Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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