Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, we can help.

How can we help

We have helped hundreds of people in Cranfield, Bedfordshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim compensation?

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

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the type of accident, whether the defendant is uninsured or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.

We would be happy to give you a definitive answer. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim 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 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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Cranfield road accident claims

Road users are entitled to claim compensation if they are injured on Cranfield's roads as the result of someone else's negligence.

Regardless of whether you sustained an injury riding a cycle on Cranfield's roads, or have been hurt in a car collision, our team are here. Our guide explains how to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Cranfield

You may be entitled to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

However your injury occurred, whether you are a tractor driver injured on a farm or nurse injured in a hospital, our work accident claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

HSE statistics indicate that employee slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Bedfordshire in 2014/15. Slips and trips are frequently the cause of injuries recorded in another category for instance being hit by an object falling from a building, a carrying injury or an electrocution accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as bruised backs experienced on potholes are also common with kerb stone trips having happened on Wharley End and on College Road.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When a patient is injured or becomes ill due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you only want the hospital to explain what happened rather than a compensation award, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, you can contact South Wing, Kempston Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Bedford Hospital NHS Trust.

Further information: Medical negligence compensation claim

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

The Courts understand that serious injuries will have a major effect on a claimant.

By reducing the stress a major injury imposes on an injured claimant, a compensation claim enables them to concentrate on their rehabilitation.

The panel of expert solicitor firms for many years have aided people affected by serious accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are held to be catastrophic or serious range from lead poisoning to serious pharmaceutical error.

Further information: Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Cranfield 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, Cranfield 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 Cranfield, 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 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

What should I do next?

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.

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Frequently asked questions

What is Quittance's track record of winning claims in Cranfield?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that assists people in Cranfield, Bedfordshire and throughout the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Bedfordshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from pedestrian accidents to factory accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, make our claims process as stress-free 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 gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Will I need to choose a local Cranfield lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby solicitors office is not relevant as cases are typically managed by phone and email.

However, you should select a firm that provides medical facilities near you as claimants will need to go to a medical assessment.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For minor achilles tendon injuries, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £5,885 to £10,175 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Comparing Cranfield personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service offered by different firms.

What are the road accident statistics in Cranfield

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Cranfield are not uncommon. Official statistics show 7 fatal accidents, 108 serious accidents and 716 slight accidents in 2013 in Bedfordshire (Total events were 831 local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 964.

Quittance's panel of professional no win no fee personal injury solicitors have vast experience in obtaining optimum compensation for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Cranfield.

What are the Cranfield work accident statistics?

The most recent 2019 injury and illness figures for the Central Bedfordshire Local Authority (2013/14) collated in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the HSE and set out below:

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 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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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