Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

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

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Each year, we help injured people in Dunstable, Bedfordshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Can I make a claim?

It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you were injured or made ill:

  • 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 a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or whether a minor was injured.

A short phone consultation will let you know whether you have a valid compensation claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our 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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Dunstable road accident claims

If you were involved in an accident and injured on Dunstable's roads as the result of another driver's behaviour, you have a right to claim injury compensation.

No matter if you have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, or were a passenger in a car accident on Dunstable's roads, our specialist team are here. Our road accident compensation guide explains everything you need to know about how to get started.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Dunstable

If you have sustained an injury because of your employer's actions or negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.

However your injury occurred, whether you a landscape gardener hurt on site or nurse injured in a hospital, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place accidents

HSE figures indicate that employee slips and trips continue to be the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Bedfordshire and the UK. Slips, trips and falls are frequently the cause of injuries classified under another heading such as being hit by an object falling from a ladder or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like fractured ankles experienced on obstructed footpaths are also quite prevalent with slips having occurred on Queensway and on Ashton Square.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help claimants with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from industrial deafness to latex allergy.

Find out more: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

We recognise the vital change compensation will make to the lives of people who have been impacted by catastrophic and serious injury. The Quittance team fight hard for compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, including claiming for long-term medical treatment and care costs.

The panel of solicitor firms have for many years helped claimants affected by serious accidents. Injuries which are considered by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic range from birth negligence to hydrocarbon poisoning.

Find out more: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Dunstable 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, Dunstable 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 Dunstable, 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

Why choose us for your 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.

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Frequently asked questions

What experience do you have of injury claims in Dunstable?

We are a nationwide panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that assists injured people in Dunstable, Bedfordshire and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Last year, we have assisted hundreds of claimants across Bedfordshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to accidents in the office.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make our claims process as stress-free as possible.

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

Will I need to instruct a local Dunstable lawyer ?

Going for a local law firm is not very relevant as cases are typically run by phone, post and email.

You will need to select a company that provides medical facilities near Dunstable as you will need to attend a medical exam.

More : Do I have to attend a medical?

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.

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 bronchitis could vary between £16,830 and £25,300 (based on 2015 market research).

Personal injury solicitor reviews in Dunstable - What to look for

Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

What are the road accident statistics in Dunstable

Quittance's panel of proficient road traffic accident (RTA) lawyers are experienced in getting optimum compensation for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike crash in Dunstable.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Dunstable are relatively commonplace with statistics showing a total of 831 accidents (716 slight accidents, 108 serious accidents and 7 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Bedfordshire council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 964. Accidents in Dunstable in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the A5 and B489 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the B489 and B4541 mini-roundabout.

Work accident statistics in Dunstable

The most up to date 2019 injury and illness stats in the Central Bedfordshire Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed under regulations by the Government and set out below:

Workplace accidents in Central Bedfordshire Local Authority (HSE)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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