Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.
Our personal injury services
We have helped injured people in Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a claim?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether there is an untraceable defendant.
Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
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:
Houghton Regis road accident claims
Houghton Regis road users can claim compensation if they have been injured as the result of another party's carelessness.
No matter if you were involved in a motorbike accident, or were a passenger in a car accident on Houghton Regis's roads, our road accident claim guide sets out what you need to know about how to get started.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Houghton Regis
If you were injured at work in the last three years, you should be able to claim compensation.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our work injury claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Injuries in a public place
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. Dominic's Square and on Bedford Square.
Clinical negligence is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.
If you only want the hospital to explain what happened instead of financial compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can contact South Wing, Kempston Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, to make a formal complaint against Bedford Hospital NHS Trust.
For more information: Clinical negligence claims
Lawyers can assist with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from asbestosis to asthma caused by grain.
For more information: Industrial disease claims
Houghton Regis 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, Houghton Regis 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 Houghton Regis, 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.
Can Quittance help me?
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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What is your track record of injury claims in Houghton Regis?
Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of SRA regulated solicitors that assists people in Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire and throughout the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.
Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Bedfordshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents in the workplace to car accidents.
With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.
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.
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.