Updated: Wednesday, 3rd August 2016
Whether you are based in Houghton Regis or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced personal injury lawyers can assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.
Making a personal injury claim
Compensation claims must usually be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.
Extensive legislation is in place to support injured Claimants, and Quittance's network of lawyers have years of experience advising their clients regarding the strength of their claims.
In order to win a Houghton Regis personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
A short, free consultation with an injury lawyer will give answers and advice.
How to pick the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor
Choosing the most appropriate personal injury solicitor to act for you is an important step towards obtaining the highest compensation settlement for your injuries.
With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Houghton Regis (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority website in 2015) - how can you make sure you instruct the best law firm for your needs?
Solicitor reviews in Houghton Regis - What to look for
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.
Do I need to go with a local solicitor ?
The location of a lawyers office is not so important as injury cases are, as a matter of course, handled remotely.
You will need to go with a law firm that has national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will almost always need to go to a medical examination.
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 a fractured forearm, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £5,390 to £15,510 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.
What kinds of compensation claims do you handle?
Compensation can be arranged for a wide range of injuries in Houghton Regis. We have helped with injuries and medical conditions including:
Serious injury solicitors acting in Houghton Regis
Courts understand that serious injuries can have a major impact on an injured person and their dependants. Damages should ease the financial burden on an injured person and their dependants enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation. Our panel of expert law firms have helped people claim damages for a range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and illnesses categorised as serious range from major surgical negligence to cancer.
Road accidents in Houghton Regis
Road accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Houghton Regis are relatively commonplace. Official statistics show 1 fatal accidents, 49 serious accidents and 419 slight accidents in 2013 in Luton (Total events were 469 local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 615.
Quittances panel of best of breed injury solicitors have decades of experience in obtaining the best settlements for anyone injured in a car or motorbike crash in Houghton Regis.
Lawyers can assist with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from asbestosis to asthma caused by grain.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Officially reported figures underscore the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most common cause of injury at work in Bedfordshire in 2015. They are often lead to injuries categorised as something else such as being hit by hand tools in use or a quarry drowning accident. Public place (Luton local authority) compensation claims for injuries such as facial scarring happening on potholes are also quite prevalent with recent pavement trips having happened on St. Dominics Square and on Bedford Square.
We have helped people, from construction workers to health visitors, to claim compensation. Accident at work statistics for the Luton local authority reported under RIDDOR by the Government excerpted below:
|Work accidents in Luton Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||5||3||9|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||1||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||7||0||0|
|Fall from height||35||6||18|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||4||1||0|
|Lifting and carrying||112||52||33|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||90||79||46|
|Struck by moving vehicle||8||6||0|
|Hit by falling object||36||21||19|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||0||0|
Clinical negligence in Houghton Regis
Clinical negligence - once called medical negligence - is where there has been a breach in the duty of care by a medical provider. An illustration of this might be a prescription error compensation claim. Quittance's highly experienced panel of lawyers acting for Bedfordshire and Houghton Regis have been instructed on cases made against NHS and private hospitals that include Luton and Dunstable Hospital, The L&D Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Lewsey Road, Luton, LU4 0DZ.
How No Win, No Fee solicitors look after Houghton Regis claims for compensation
Solicitors taking care of Houghton Regis injury claims conduct the legal work on a CFA (Conditional Fee Agreement). This is also called a No Win, No Fee agreement.
This No Win, No Fee agreement prevents the lawyer from expecting you to pay any legal fees if the claim fails.
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What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get answers to your questions
Before you instruct you should arm yourself with information about the process. This helps you to make the best choice for you.
Find answers to questions on the FAQ page.
Get your injury claim started
If you have decided to proceed, you can begin your compensation claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or with our online contact form here.
If you need a specific question answered before starting, call on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.