Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.
How can we help
Every year, we help injured people in Yaxley, Cambridgeshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Will I be able to make a claim?
If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you should be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:
- within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. In reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or the location of the injury.
A brief phone consultation will let you know whether you are eligible to make a claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, 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:
Road accident claims in Yaxley
Yaxley drivers and other road users are entitled to claim compensation if they have been injured because of someone else's actions.
Regardless of whether you have been hurt in a car collision, or sustained an injury in a hit-and-run on Yaxley's roads, our specialist team are here. This road accident compensation guide sets out everything you need to know about what to do.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Yaxley
Have you have had an accident at work and your employer or another member of staff was liable? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our guide to work accident claims shows you how best to make a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Public place injuries
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.
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
More injury claim types
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
Yaxley 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, Yaxley 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 Yaxley, 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.
Can Quittance help me?
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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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.
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.
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.
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.