Updated: Sunday, 31st July 2016
If you live in Cranfield or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced personal injury solicitors can take on your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.
Making a claim
Compensation claims should, in most cases, be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.
To win a Cranfield personal injury case, your lawyer must prove:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
Making your claim as soon as possible will enable supporting evidence to be collected to strength by your solicitor.
Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor
You will be liaising with your solicitor for a long period of time, from several months for minor and moderate injury to over a year for matters involving serious injury. The SRA are responsible for regulating strictly legal advice given by all solicitors, but they do not regulate many factors that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as speed or level of service.
Your solicitor should be someone you can trust at every step of the process to provide both expert legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.
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.
Which types of cases does Quittance handle in Cranfield?
Our panel of specialist lawyers assist clients in Cranfield whose accident circumstances were diverse and which led to serious injuries.
Road traffic accidents 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.
Quittances 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.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
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.
Serious injury experts in Cranfield
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.
Our 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.
Accidents at work
Quittance has helped injured Claimants, from electricians to chiropractors, to secure financial compensation settlements. Injury and illness figures for the Central Bedfordshire local authority 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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||19||12||14|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||0||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)||4||3||3|
|Fall from height (ladder)||32||17||28|
|Injured by an animal||2||2||3|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||93||73||78|
|Struck by moving vehicle||14||5||8|
|Hit by falling object||38||27||36|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1||2||1|
Clinical negligence in Cranfield
Clinical negligence, at one time referred to as medical negligence, is when there has been a breach of the duty of care on the part of a medical provider. Our panel of lawyers acting for Cranfield have worked on clinical negligence claims made against private and NHS hospitals including Blakelands Hospital, Smeaton Close, Blakelands, Milton Keynes, MK14 5HR.
No Win, No Fee Solicitors in Cranfield
In the event that you lose your injury claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the lawyer states that their legal costs are not payable. Should you be successful, the legal fees must be paid by the losing side.
Will I need to pay any fees?
No Win, No Fee should mean that there is nothing owed if the claim is lost and there are absolutely no hidden costs. With the Quittance network's No Win, No Fee guarantee, there is no risk of being charged extra costs.
Click here for more information about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
What should happen next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Quittance offer jargon-free information to help you determine whether to start the claim.
Find more answers without being required to call a law firm. Read more frequently asked questions.
If you have made the decision to get underway, you can start your claim for compensation by calling 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or through our online contact form here.
Talk to a member of the Quittance network of specialists today to discuss your claim. Call us on 0800 612 7456 or get a callback.