Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, Quittance Legal Services can help.

How can we help

Every year, we help injured people in Bedworth, Warwickshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Can I make a claim?

If you have been injured or made ill in an accident that was not your fault, the law entitles you to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have 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 exceptions?

Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, including the circumstances of your accident, the quantum of the claim or whether causation can be established.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Injury 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

Injury compensation calculator

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 Bedworth

You are entitled to claim compensation if you are hurt on Bedworth's roads as the result of a careless driver.

Regardless of whether you have been hurt in a car collision on Bedworth's roads, or have suffered an injury in a cycling accident, Quittance's guide explains how to make a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Bedworth

You may be able to make an accident at work claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

No matter what your job is - whether you are a builder injured on a building site or a cleaner hurt in an office, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

Reported figures stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Warwickshire in 2015. They are often the precursor to accidents classified under another heading like being hit by an object falling from a machine, a fall from a height or an electrocution accident. Public liability claims for injuries like broken wrists occurring on poorly maintained paths are also common with kerb stone trips having occurred on Rathbone Close and on Pine Tree Rd.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When a patient is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a GP or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you only want a better understanding of events instead of claiming compensation, you could make a formal complaint. For example, to raise a complaint against Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust, you can write to Wayside House, Wilsons Lane, Coventry, Warwickshire.

Find out more: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

Courts recognise that serious injuries have a major impact on an affected individual and their family.

The Quittance team work to achieve maximum compensation for severe injuries, which includes compensation for physiotherapy and treatment.

Quittance's network of specialist solicitors for many years have aided claimants affected by major accidents.

Find out more: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Bedworth 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, Bedworth 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 Bedworth, Warwickshire 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

Why Quittance?

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 is Quittance's track record of injury claims in Bedworth?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of SRA regulated solicitors that assists injured people in Bedworth, Warwickshire and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted 100's of claimants in Warwickshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including industrial disease and car accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, mean making a claim is 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. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

Does the location of the lawyer matter?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

The disparity in the level of fees charged by solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is surprising.

E.g. the amount retained by a successful claimant agreeing on a settlement of £84,621 for extensive fractures causing serious long term problems could vary from £50,772 to £71,927.

Additional reading : Get a quote

Bedworth personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice provided by lawyers, as with any service, vary considerably.

Researching reviews can be helpful when attempting to decide which solicitor to sign up with.

Read more Quittance reviews

What are the road accident statistics in Bedworth

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Bedworth are not uncommon. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 1944 accidents (1656 slight accidents, 265 serious accidents and 23 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Warwick local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,261.

Quittance's panel of expert injury lawyers have decades of experience in securing optimum compensation for anyone injured in a road accident in Bedworth.

Work accident statistics in Bedworth

The most recent 2019 accident at work stats for the Nuneaton and Bedworth Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed under RIDDOR by the Government in the table below:

HSE reported work accidents in Nuneaton and Bedworth Local AuthorityReported Injuries
Undefined13
Electricity related0
Machinery related6
Exposed to fire0
Exposure to harmful substance2
Fall from height (ladder)5
Injured by an animal0
Lifting and handling injuries40
Assault5
Slip, trip, fall same level40
Struck against4
Struck by moving vehicle2
Struck by object10

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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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