Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

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Every year, we help injured people in Arlesey, Bedfordshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful claim will be possible, including the specific details of the accident, how close to the claim limitation date you are or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.

A brief phone call will let you know exactly where you stand. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • 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:

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Road accident claims in Arlesey

You are entitled to make a claim for compensation if you were injured on Arlesey's roads because of another road user's actions.

It does not matter whether you were involved in a motorbike accident, or have been hurt in a collision, Quittance's useful guide explains how to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Arlesey

If you have sustained an injury at work in the last three years, you should be able to claim compensation.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place 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.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

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

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

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

Other types of claim

Arlesey 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, Arlesey 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 Arlesey, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Our team

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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Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

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.

What are the road accident statistics in Arlesey

The 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.

What are the Arlesey work accident statistics?

The latest 2019 work accident information for the Central Bedfordshire Local Authority (2013/14) was available under regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive as follows:

Work accidents in Central Bedfordshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Not specified49
Electric shock2
Machinery related injury14
Fire related (e.g. scarrs)1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)3
Fall from height (ladder)28
Injured by an animal3
Manual handling83
Assault13
Slip, trip, fall same level78
Struck against19
Struck by moving vehicle8
Hit by falling object36
Crushed by something collapsing1

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor