A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Ampthill or anywhere else in the UK, our expert injury lawyers can assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical at a centre near you .

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and another person owed you a duty of care, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Compensation claims should usually be made within 3 years of the injury.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a road accident or work-related illness, there are three elements to making a successful claim. It needs to be demonstrated that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

Your solicitor will discuss these key points and should explain how they apply to your claim.

Calculate my compensation

The total compensation you are likely to get is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our online claim calculator provides an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Ampthill

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for claimants, from catering assistants to airline cabin crews, to secure financial compensation settlements. Injury and illness information in the Central Bedfordshire local authority made available in accordance with reporting legislation by the Government in the following table:

Work accidents in Central Bedfordshire Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified354049
Electric shock012
Machinery related injury191214
Fire related (e.g. scars)001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)433
Fall from height (ladder)321728
Injured by an animal223
Manual handling876383
Slip, trip, fall same level937378
Struck against13819
Struck by moving vehicle1458
Hit by falling object382736
Crushed by something collapsing121

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

Road traffic accident claims in Ampthill

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Ampthill are quite common with a total of 831 accidents (716 slight accidents, 108 serious accidents and 7 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Bedfordshire local authority area. By 2014 accidents increased to 964.

Quittance's panel of specialist road traffic accident litigators are experienced in securing the best awards for claimants who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Ampthill.

Further information: Road accident compensation

Other claims we handle

Slip and trip accidents

Official statistics highlight the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Bedfordshire. They are sometimes the forerunner to accidents attributed to other reasons e.g. being hit by tools in use, a lifting injury or a lake drowning accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries such as sprained arms suffered on potholes are also common with recent street falls having occurred on Station Square and on Church St.

Medical negligence in Ampthill

When someone suffers injury or illness due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

You could make a formal complaint if you are only looking for a better understanding of events instead of financial damages. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Bedford Hospital NHS Trust, you can contact South Wing, Kempston Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire.

Further information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Ampthill lawyers for serious injury compensation

Quittance recognise the vital difference a compensation claim makes to the lives of people who have been affected by serious injury. By reducing the stress a serious injury imposes on an injured claimant, injury compensation helps claimants to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

Further information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Ampthill 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 Ampthill and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

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

Meet our team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Ampthill, from less severe claims to long term illness. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their level of specialist experience and their track record in recovering compensation.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

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

What experience do Quittance solicitors have of injury claims in Ampthill?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of SRA regulated solicitors that helps people injured in Ampthill, Bedfordshire and throughout the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of people throughout Bedfordshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from factory accidents to car passenger accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and an expert team, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.


Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for you is critical

It can take months for most claims to be settled. Cases for very serious injury or illness can take longer. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, but the quality of service does vary.

Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your recovery, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is a crucial first step.

The difference in the level of success fees and ATE premiums between different law firms is enormous.

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person who was awarded ?31,076 for loss of hearing in one ear can range from ?18,645 to ?26,414.

Further reading How to compare personal injury solicitors

Ampthill solicitor reviews

Service levels provided by lawyers, as with any service, can vary.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be helpful if you are mulling over which solicitor to select.

Read more Personal injury lawyer reviews

Do you need to instruct a local Ampthill solicitor ?

Going for a local solicitor is not particularly important as injury cases are conducted by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to instruct a solicitors' firm with national medical coverage as claimants will almost always be expected to go to a medical exam.

See - Do you have a medical centre in or near Ampthill?

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.

Read more
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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