A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Dunstable or anywhere in the UK, our personal injury solicitors will manage your claim and we will set up a medical report at a centre near you .

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or ilness, in the last three years and someone else owed you a duty of care, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Calculate my compensation

The financial compensation you are likely to get is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our online calculator provides an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

Making a personal injury claim

Purposeful legislation exists to provide support for people planning to make a claim, and our panel of injury lawyers have years of experience giving advice to clients with regard to the strength of their claims.

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like industrial deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in these cases.

Whether a claim is being made for a road accident or work-related illness, there are three elements to proving a claim. It must be proven that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Making your claim as soon as possible will allow the lawyer to gather supporting statements from witnesses.

Locating the right solicitor for you

Choosing a suitable injury solicitor for your legal matter is a key step towards successfully claiming the most compensation.

How do you make certain you instruct the most appropriate solicitors' practice to help you?

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.

Personal injury compensation claims our panel of solicitors handles in Dunstable

It is possible to make a claim for a range of injury and illness in Dunstable and throughout Bedfordshire. Our team can help with injuries and medical conditions including:

Workplace accidents

We have assisted injured Claimants, from members of the Royal Navy to crown prosecution service lawyers, to get the compensation they deserve. Injury and illness statistics in the Central Bedfordshire local authority are detailed under regulations by the Government and set out below:

Workplace accidents in Central Bedfordshire Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified354049
Electric shock012
Machinery related injury191214
Fire related (e.g. scars)001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)433
Fall from height (ladder)321728
Injured by an animal223
Manual handling876383
Slip, trip, fall same level937378
Struck against13819
Struck by moving vehicle1458
Hit by falling object382736
Crushed by something collapsing121

Medical and clinical negligence in Dunstable

Clinical negligence (at one time known as medical negligence) is the term for when an injury is connected to a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a General Practitioner or any other healthcare professional. Quittance's panel of lawyers acting for Dunstable have helped Claimants with clinical negligence legal action brought against health services including Luton and Dunstable Hospital, The L&D Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Lewsey Road, Luton, LU4 0DZ.

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.

Slip and trip 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.

Road accidents in Dunstable

Quittance's panel of proficient road traffic accident (RTA) lawyers are experienced in 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.

Serious injury specialists in Dunstable

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.

Our 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.

Dunstable No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers

CFAs (or No Win, No Fee agreements) cover injured Claimants from the obligation to pay their legal fees if they do not succeed in their claim.

Does the Claimant have to pay any fees?

Quittance's specialist injury solicitors ensure No Win, No Fee means you will not need to pay any of the lawyer's fees if you do not win the injury claim.

Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here

Next steps

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get answers

Quittance offer clear answers helping people affected by injury determine whether to proceed.

Find answers to common questions asked by people looking for claims advice on the FAQ page.

Get started

Phone an expert on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to commence a claim. Alternatively, you can begin the claim for compensation online here.

Talk to a member of our panel of experts today for more information about the process. Request a no-obligation callback or call 0800 612 7456.