Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

We have helped hundreds of people in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

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).

Are there any other considerations?

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 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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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Biggleswade road accident claims

Drivers, pedestrians and riders have the right to claim compensation if they are hurt on Biggleswade's roads due to someone else's carelessness.

It does not matter if you were involved in a cycling accident, or have been hurt in a car collision, our guide to road accident compensation claims sets out everything you need to know about how to get started.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Biggleswade

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

However your injury occurred, whether you had a fall or developed noise-induced hearing loss, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place 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.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

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

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

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

Other types of claim

Biggleswade 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, Biggleswade 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 Biggleswade, Bedfordshire 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 fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Caring and sensitive support

Our specialist solicitors have 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 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.

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.

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 are the road accident statistics in Biggleswade

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.

What are the Biggleswade work accident statistics?

The latest 2019 work accident data for the Central Bedfordshire Local Authority (2013/14) was available under RIDDOR legislation by the Government as follows:

Work accidents in Central Bedfordshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Not specified49
Electric shock2
Machinery related injury14
Fire related (e.g. scarrs)1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)3
Fall from height (ladder)28
Injured by an animal3
Manual handling83
Assault13
Slip, trip, fall same level78
Struck against19
Struck by moving vehicle8
Hit by falling object36
Crushed by something collapsing1

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 Quittance’s 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.

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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