Updated: Wednesday, 10th August 2016
If you are based in Biggleswade or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced lawyers can help with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near you.
Making a claim
Injury claims must usually be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.
People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like RSI are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what is important in such circumstances.
Whether compensation is being claimed for a work-related illness in Biggleswade or road accident, there are three main elements to making a successful claim. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.
The solicitor can take you through each of these points and will explain how they apply to your claim.
Help for potential Claimants looking for an injury lawyer
It can take months for most claims to have a settlement negotiated. Injury claims where responsibility is contested or the injury has had a major impact can take much longer. The SRA regulates all solicitors, but the quality of service does vary.
Your legal representative should be someone you can trust throughout your claim to give practical guidance and specialist legal advice.
Do you have to choose a lawyer in Biggleswade?
As with many professional services, you do not need to choose a personal injury solicitor near you.
Usually, the only aspect that will need to be performed locally 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 medical network.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
Look into Biggleswade personal injury solicitor reviews
Service levels provided by solicitors can differ.
Researching online reviews is a great place to start when weighing up which solicitor to go with.
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Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for wrist injuries causing permanent pain and stiffness could vary between £10,175 and £19,800 (based on 2015 market research).
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
What kinds of compensation claims does Quittance handle in Biggleswade and Bedfordshire?
Quittance's network of lawyers have helped Claimants receive compensation for a wide range of injury and illness.
Accidents at work
We have handled claims for Claimants, from electricians to cartographers, to claim compensation. Work accident data for the Central Bedfordshire local authority made available under RIDDOR legislation by the Government as follows:
|Work accidents in Central Bedfordshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||19||12||14|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||0||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)||4||3||3|
|Fall from height (ladder)||32||17||28|
|Injured by an animal||2||2||3|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||93||73||78|
|Struck by moving vehicle||14||5||8|
|Hit by falling object||38||27||36|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1||2||1|
Road traffic compensation claims
Our group of qualified no win, no fee personal injury lawyers are experienced in in obtaining optimum general and special damages for anyone who has been injured in a road accident in Biggleswade.
Accidents involving vehicles in Biggleswade are reasonably common. Government statistics reveal 7 fatal accidents, 108 serious accidents and 716 slight accidents in 2013 in Bedfordshire (Total events were 831 local authority district. In 2014 the total had increased to 964. Accidents in the Biggleswade area in 2013 included collisions on the dual carriageway of the A1 and A6001 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the A1 and B658 roundabout.
Biggleswade serious injury claims
Courts understand that a serious injury has a significant impact on an injured Claimant and their dependants. Compensation should lessen the financial burden and reduce stress so a Claimant and their family so they can focus on rehabilitation. Our panel of specialist serious injury solicitors have for many years helped people affected by severe accidents.
Clinical and medical negligence in Biggleswade
Clinical negligence (formerly known as medical negligence) is where an injury or illness results from a breach of the duty of care on the part of a medical professional. Our panel of personal injury lawyers acting for Bedfordshire and Biggleswade have helped Claimants with claims made against NHS and private hospitals that include Biggleswade Hospital, Potton Road, Biggleswade, SG18 0EL.
Slip and trip accidents
HSE figures emphasise the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most common accident in the Bedfordshire workplace. Slips and trips are frequently the cause of accidents classified under another heading for instance being hit by hand tools in use or a fire related accident. Public place claims for injuries like sprained ankles sustained on potholes are also quite common with slips and trips having occurred on Stratton Way and on Bonds Lane.
How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors take care of Biggleswade claims for compensation
In the event that your injury claim is not won, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your solicitor confirms that you are not required to pay their fees. Were the case to be won, the fees for your solicitor must be settled by the other side (or their insurance company).
Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee
Some firms could levy extra fees should the case end prematurely. With Quittance's specialist lawyers, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with no catches whatsoever. Click here to learn more about about our No Win, No Fee.
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Quittance provide detailed answers to help people affected by injury decide whether to go ahead.
Find answers to questions on our frequently asked questions page.
Get started today
Phone us on 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) to get the claim for compensation underway. Alternatively, you can start your injury claim here.
If you need a specific question answered before making a decision, request a callback or call Quittance on 0800 612 7456.