Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.
How we can help
Every year, we help injured people in Ampthill, Bedfordshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or whether there is an untraceable defendant.
It costs nothing to find out if you have a claim. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001. You can also 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
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:
Road accident claims in Ampthill
You have the right to claim injury compensation if you were injured in an accident on Ampthill's roads because of a careless road user.
Regardless of whether you were hurt in a car collision, or have been involved in a hit-and-run, our guide to road accident compensation explains everything you need to know about how to claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Ampthill
You may be eligible to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
No matter what your employment status, whether you are a vet's assistant injured by an animal or nurse injured in a hospital, our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Injuries in a public place
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.
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
More injury claim types
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
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, Ampthill 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 Ampthill, Bedfordshire 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.
Friendly and professional advice
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
What experience do the 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.
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.
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.