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If your injuries resulted from another person's actions or negligence, you may be able to make a no win, no fee compensation claim.

What caused your injury?

The injury claims process varies according to how your injury happened.

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Can I claim?

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

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or whether the defendant is uninsured.

It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to injury compensation. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker.

What if I was injured as a child?

Whether you were injured in a road accident, at the park, or in any other situation, you can start a claim at any point until your 21st birthday.

An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child.

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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.

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.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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.

Biggleswade road accident claims

Vehicle accidents in Biggleswade are quite common. Department of Transport data shows there were 258 road accidents in West Berkshire in 2021 (201 slight accidents, 53 accidents and 4 fatalities). 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.

If you have been unfortunate enough to be injured in one of the 100's of serious road accidents that occur in Biggleswade and across the UK every year, you may be able to claim no win, no fee compensation.

Whether you were involved in a cycling accident, or have been hurt in a car crash, our guide to road accident compensation claims sets out everything you need to know about how to get started.

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Road accident compensation claims

Biggleswade work accident claims

In 2021, there were 183 non-fatal work accidents and 0 fatalities in West Berkshire.

If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

Whether you suffered an injury or illness working as a gardener or a shop worker, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful claim.

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Work accident claims

How common are Biggleswade work accidents?

West Berkshire work accidents (HSE)Reported Injuries
Not specified14%
Electric shock1%
Machinery related injury4%
Fire related (e.g. scars)0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)1%
Fall from height (ladder)8%
Injured by an animal1%
Manual handling25%
Assault4%
Slip, trip, fall same level23%
Struck against6%
Struck by moving vehicle2%
Hit by falling object11%
Crushed by something collapsing0%

Biggleswade clinical negligence claims

When someone sustains an injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a consultant or other health professional, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from a clinic or NHS trust covering Biggleswade, including Bedford Hospital NHS Trust (South Wing, Kempston Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire).

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Claim clinical negligence compensation

Biggleswade public place injury claims

By law, an individual or organisation that owns or occupies a property has a responsibility for the safety of anyone who visits it.

Whether your accident occurred on a public footpath or in a shopping centre, you may be able to claim compensation.

If you have been injured in an accident in a public place, we can help.

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Public place accident compensation claims

Serious injury compensation

Claims for particularly serious injuries might include brain injuries, and skull or spinal fractures.

Severe scarring, eye injuries, and debilitating health conditions are also considered to be serious injuries.

If your life, or the life of a family member, has been affected by a serious injury, we can help.

Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with medical professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the care and financial support you need.

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Serious injury compensation claims

Do I need to visit a solicitor's office?

There is no need to visit your solicitor's office in person if you are thinking about making a claim.

A friendly advisor will talk to you about what happened on a brief phone call. Your advisor can then confirm if you may have a claim, but there is no obligation to proceed.

When you decide to go ahead, the next step is to discuss your case with an expert solicitor. Your solicitor will handle every stage of your claim and will be there to answer any questions you have.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Biggleswade and cross the UK.

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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

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  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance helped many claimants in Biggleswade?

Whether you live in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire or elsewhere, we can help you to make no win, no fee injury claim.

Whether your injury occurred due to your employer's negligence or due to clinical negligence our team will make sure your claim is handled by a specialist injury solicitor.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

Biggleswade injury solicitor reviews

Although the Solicitors Regulation Authority regulates professional standards for solicitors in England and Wales, the actual quality of service varies widely. Online reviews and personal recommendations will help you to choose the best injury lawyer for your needs.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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.

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Will I have to go to court?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor