A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

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.

Do I have a compensation claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and another party was liable, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Injury A claim 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.

Calculate my compensation

The level of compensation you will be awarded is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Biggleswade

Cars involved in a road accident

Our group of qualified no win, no fee personal injury lawyers are experienced 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.

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Work accident claims in Biggleswade

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified354049
Electric shock012
Machinery related injury191214
Fire related (e.g. scars)001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)433
Fall from height (ladder)321728
Injured by an animal223
Manual handling876383
Slip, trip, fall same level937378
Struck against13819
Struck by moving vehicle1458
Hit by falling object382736
Crushed by something collapsing121

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Other types of claim

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.

Read more about Catastrophic injury compensation claims

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.

Clinical and medical negligence in Biggleswade

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. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you only want a detailed explanation of what happened instead of starting an injury claim, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can contact South Wing, Kempston Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, for example, to make a formal complaint against Bedford Hospital NHS Trust.

Read more about Clinical negligence compensation claims

Biggleswade No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Biggleswade and across the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet our team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Biggleswade, from fast track cases to serious motorcycle injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

What experience do your solicitors have of winning claims in Biggleswade?

Quittance is a national network of specialist personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire and across the country, get compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Bedfordshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including pedestrian accidents and accidents in the office.

Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, make the claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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