Updated: Monday, 12th September 2016
Whether you are based in Bedford or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced solicitors will take on your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a centre near you .
Making an injury claim
Claims for personal injury compensation must be made within 3 years of the injury in most cases.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as industrial deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what matters in such cases.
To win a personal injury case, it must be proven that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.
Legal and practical advice will be offered through a no-obligation phone consultation with an Bedford injury lawyer.
What to consider when selecting the best solicitor
You will be in contact with your legal representative for a long period of time, from several months for minor injuries to potentially years for claims for very severe injury. The SRA regulate legal advice given by solicitors, however they do not regulate many issues that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.
Your legal representative should be someone you can rely on at every step of the process to give practical guidance and specialist legal advice.
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 chronic asthma, for example, ranges from £21,230 to £34,760 (based on 2015 market data).
The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?
You do not need to instruct a solicitor near you.
Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Look into Bedford personal injury solicitor reviews
Levels of service provided by solicitors can differ considerably.
Researching online reviews can certainly be a good place to start if you are trying to decide which solicitor best serves your needs.
Claims we handle in Bedford and Bedfordshire
It is possible to make a claim for a wide range of injuries and illnesses in Bedford. Quittance can assist with injuries including:
Bedford specialists for serious injury claims
Courts recognise that serious injuries have a significant impact on an affected individual and their family. A successful claim will lessen the financial burden on an injured person and their dependants enabling them to prioritise recovery. Our network of solicitor firms have aided families recover damages for a wide range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries categorised as catastrophic or serious include paralysis, chronic pain and amputation.
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Government figures highlight the fact that employee slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of injury at work in Bedfordshire. These types of accident are often the initiators of accidents recorded in another category e.g. being struck by a moving object, a fall from a ladder or an asphyxiation accident. Public liability claims for injuries like broken ankles sustained on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with falls having occurred on Dane Street.
Clinical and medical negligence in Bedford
Clinical negligence (in the past known as known as medical negligence) is when there has been a failing by a healthcare provider, either NHS or private. Quittance's experienced panel of personal injury lawyers acting for Bedford have worked on claims brought against the health service that include Archer Unit, Bedford Health Village, 3 Kimbolton Road, Bedford, MK40 2NT.
Road traffic accidents in Bedford
Quittances panel of litigators have years of experience in securing maximum general and special damages for Claimants who have been injured in a car or motorbike accident in Bedford.
Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Bedford are relatively common. Official statistics show 3 fatal accidents, 51 serious accidents and 397 slight accidents in 2013 in Bedford (Total events were 451 local authority area. By 2014 accidents increased to 561. Accidents in the Bedford area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A4280 and A600 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A6 and A5141 mini-roundabout.
Accidents in the workplace
We have assisted claims for people, from gardeners to amenity horticulturists, to claim maximum compensation. Injury and illness data in the Central Bedfordshire local authority are detailed under RIDDOR by the Government in the table below:
|Work accidents in Bedford Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)||10||1||3|
|Fall from height (ladder)||27||19||15|
|Lifting and handling injuries||85||48||54|
|Slip or trip||91||79||56|
|Struck by moving vehicle||9||6||6|
|Struck by object||46||25||24|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||0||1|
Bedford No Win, No Fee Expert Solicitors
Lawyers looking after Bedford injury claims work on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement. This is commonly referred to as a No Win, No Fee agreement. This No Win, No Fee agreement prevents the solicitor from expecting you to pay any legal fees if they lose the case.
Will I need to pay any extra costs?
No Win, No Fee means you will not owe anything if you lose your claim. With a No Win, No Fee promise, there is no catch whatsoever and there is no risk of losing out.
Read more about our No Win, No Fee
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Making the right decision depends on the right information. Get your questions answered before you instruct a lawyer.
Get answers to questions asked by people seeking claims advice in our frequently asked questions section.
Start a compensation claim
You can start the personal injury claim here or phone us on 0800 612 7456.
Our specialist team help people every day. If you need more information, you can request a no-obligation callback or call us on 0800 612 7456 today.