A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you live in Arlesey or anywhere in the UK, Quittance can will assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

Updated: September 12, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and another party was liable, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

Find out if you have a claimUse our online claim checker

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Injury claims should usually be made within three years.

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions like noise-induced deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what is important in these cases.

In most cases, there are three components to proving a claim. It must be shown that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness
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How much can I claim?

The level of compensation you will be awarded is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our online compensation calculator gives you a good idea of the compensation you could win.

Find out how much you can claimUse our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Arlesey

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of qualified no win, no fee lawyers have decades of experience in negotiating maximum settlements for people hurt in a car accident in Arlesey.

Accidents involving all vehicles in Arlesey are not uncommon with 7 fatal accidents, 108 serious accidents and 716 slight accidents in 2013 in Bedfordshire (Total events were 831 council area. By 2014 the total had increased to 964.

Further information: No win, no fee road accident claim

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Work accident claims in Arlesey

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants, from members of the air force to advertising account planners, to claim maximum compensation. Work accident information for the Central Bedfordshire local authority made available under regulations by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:

Work accidents in Central Bedfordshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)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
Assault10213
Slip, trip, fall same level937378
Struck against13819
Struck by moving vehicle1458
Hit by falling object382736
Crushed by something collapsing121

Further information: Work accident compensation claim

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Serious injury specialists handling claims in Arlesey

We recognise the vital change a compensation claim makes to the lives of severely injured Claimants.

Damages should lessen the financial burden and reduce stress so an injured Claimant so they can focus on rehabilitation.

Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Government statistics underscore the fact that employee slips and trips are still the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Bedfordshire workplace. Slips and trips are sometimes the precursor to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being hit by a falling object, being trapped by something collapsing or a quarry drowning accident. Public place (Central Bedfordshire local authority) cases for injuries like broken toes happening on pavement cracks are also quite common with pothole trips having happened on Hitchin Rd and on High St.

Medical negligence in Arlesey

When someone sustains an injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other health worker, 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 hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you only want closure or answers rather than financial damages, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, to make a formal complaint against Bedford Hospital NHS Trust, you can write to South Wing, Kempston Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire.

Further information: Clinical negligence compensation claims

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Arlesey 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 Arlesey and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Arlesey and including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation, our lawyers have years of experience recovering compensation for their clients.

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 Arlesey?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of expert solicitors that assists claimants in Arlesey, Bedfordshire and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of people throughout Bedfordshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and accidents at work.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, make the claims process as stress-free as possible.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

Help for injured people looking for an injury lawyer

It can take months for the majority of claims to be settled. Injury claims for very serious injury or illness can take years in some circumstances. The SRA regulates all solicitors, however the quality of service does vary.

Given the impact your solicitor can have on your recovery, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is vital.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for leg fractures, for example, ranges from ?42,130 to ?56,375 (based on 2015 market data).

Are Arlesey Claimants restricted to only local law firms?

As with many professional services, you do not need to select a personal injury solicitor near you.

In most cases, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

Comparing Arlesey personal injury solicitors - online reviews

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.

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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