A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

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.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Can I claim?Check claim

Eligibility to claim

Compensation A claim must usually be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.

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.

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How much compensation can I claim?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded will depend on a number of factors. Our injury calculator provides a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Houghton Regis

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes 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.

Quittance's 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.

For more information: Road accident claim

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Work accident claims in Houghton Regis

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
Electrical injury021
Machinery related injury539
Fire related (e.g. scars)100
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)700
Fall from height35618
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)410
Lifting and carrying1125233
Slip, trip, fall same level907946
Struck against995
Struck by moving vehicle860
Hit by falling object362119
Trapped by something collapsing100

For more information: Work accident compensation

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Other claims

Clinical negligence in Houghton Regis

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

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. Dominic's Square and on Bedford Square.

Industrial disease

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

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.

For more information: Catastrophic injury claims

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Houghton Regis No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Houghton Regis and the whole of the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Houghton Regis and including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their winning track record and their level of specialist experience.

Click here to meet more of the team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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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.

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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.

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.

More - Do you have a medical centre near me?

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.

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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