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 we can help you

We have helped injured people in Bletchley, Buckinghamshire 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 injury diagnosis) 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 points to consider?

Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or the location of the injury.

A brief phone call will tell you whether you are eligible to make a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal 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

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 Bletchley

If you were involved in an accident and injured on Bletchley's roads because of the behaviour of another road user, you have a right to claim injury compensation.

Whether you were involved as a pedestrian, or were a passenger in a car accident on Bletchley's roads, we can help. This guide to road accident compensation claims explains everything you need to know about starting a claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Bletchley

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 inhaled toxic fumes, our work accident claim guide shows you how to make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Officially reported statistics demonstrate that slips and trips are still the most common cause of injury at work in Milton Keynes in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are typically the initiators of accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by machinery or an animal related accident. Public place (Milton Keynes local authority) compensation claims for injuries like broken arms experienced on pavement cracks are also quite common with recent kerb stone trips having occurred on Whitehorse Drive and on Coffee Hall.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Clinical negligence is the term for when a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a GP or other health worker. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you just want a formal account of what went wrong instead of financial compensation. You can write to Executive Office, Hartwell Wing, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

Read more about Medical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

The effect serious injury can have is acknowledged by solicitors and insurers when they are determining what a claim is worth.

A successful claim should ease the financial burden and take the pressure off an injured claimant and their family enabling them to focus on rehabilitation. Our network of specialist lawyers have helped families collect compensation for a wide range of severe conditions and injuries. Injuries categorised as serious and catastrophic range from serious psychiatric harm to degloving injuries.

Read more about Serious injury compensation

Other types of claim

Bletchley 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, Bletchley 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 Bletchley, Buckinghamshire 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

Starting a claim

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.

Call us FREE 0800 612 7456 or arrange a callback:

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Frequently asked questions

How much experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Bletchley?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of SRA regulated solicitors that helps people in Bletchley, Buckinghamshire and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted hundreds of claimants across Buckinghamshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including slips and trips at work and car accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, make the claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Does the location of the law firm matter?

You do not need to choose a solicitor near you.

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

Comparing injury solicitors in Bletchley - online reviews

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from strictly professional to more casual and friendly. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service offered by different firms.

The variation in the amount of personal injury fees between different solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is important for claimants.

For instance the amount retained by an injured person who was awarded £65,729 for a serious back injury could vary from £39,437 to £55,870.

Further reading Get a personal injury quote

What are the road accident statistics in Bletchley

The panel of certified injury lawyers have years of experience in fighting for the best compensation for people who have been hurt in a road accident in Bletchley.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Bletchley are relatively commonplace. Gov.uk statistics show 3 fatal accidents, 85 serious accidents and 1034 slight accidents in 2013 in Milton Keynes (Total events were 1122 local authority area. By 2014 the total had decreased to 1,049.

What are the Bletchley work accident statistics?

The latest 2019 injury and illness data for the Milton Keynes Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Government in the following table:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Milton Keynes Local AuthorityReported Injuries
Not Reported42
Electrocution1
Machinery related13
Fire related1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)3
Fall from height22
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)1
Manual handling82
Physical assault24
Slip or trip89
Struck against11
Hit by vehicle9
Struck by object43
Trapped by something collapsing0

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.

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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