Updated: Tuesday, 2nd August 2016
Whether you live in Kempston or anywhere in the UK, our injury solicitors will manage your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near you.
Making an injury claim
Injury claims should, in most cases, be made within a 3-year window.
Considerable legislation is in place to give support to injured people who seek compensation, and Quittance's network of injury solicitors have many years of experience advising clients on the likelihood of success.
In order to successfully win an injury claim, your solicitor must demonstrate that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.
What to check when picking the right personal injury solicitor
Usually a claim can take months to agree a settlement and for the most serious claims, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA regulate strictly legal advice given by all solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many factors of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.
Your lawyer should be someone you can trust at every step of the process to offer specialist legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.
Do you have to choose a solicitor in Kempston?
As with many professional services, you do not need to select a law firm near you.
Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
Comparing Kempston personal injury solicitors - online reviews
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.
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 displaced metatarsal fractures could vary between £11,110 and £20,185 (based on 2015 market research).
The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
What types of claims do you conduct in Kempston and Bedfordshire?
Quittance's panel of lawyers have helped individuals receive compensation for a range of injuries.
Accidents in the workplace
We have assisted self employed or employed Claimants, from factory workers to information systems managers, to secure financial compensation settlements. Work accident data in the Bedford local authority reported in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:
|Work accidents in Bedford Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)||10||1||3|
|Fall from height (ladder)||27||19||15|
|Lifting and handling injuries||85||48||54|
|Slip or trip||91||79||56|
|Struck by moving vehicle||9||6||6|
|Struck by object||46||25||24|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||0||1|
Clinical and medical negligence in Kempston
Clinical negligence (until recently referred to as medical negligence) is where an injury is sustained from a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a medical professional. Our panel of solicitors acting for Kempston have handled legal action brought against private and NHS hospitals that include Bedford Hospital South Wing, South Wing, Kempston Road, Bedford, MK42 9DJ.
Solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries including anything from asbestosis to asthma caused by grain.
Slip and trip injuries
Official statistics underscore the fact that employee slips and trips are the most frequent accident in the Bedfordshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the initiators of injuries attributed to other causes like being hit by another person or an electrocution accident. Public place (Bedford local authority) legal claims for injuries like broken toes suffered on poorly maintained paths are also common with slips and trips having happened on Midland Road and on Dane Street.
Road traffic claims
Quittances panel of qualified legal advisors are experienced in in getting maximum compensation for anyone hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Kempston.
Accidents involving vehicles in Kempston are common. Official statistics reveal a total of 451 accidents (397 slight accidents, 51 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Bedford local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 561. Incidents in Kempston in 2013 included traffic collisions on the slip road of the A421 and A6 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A6 and A5141 mini-roundabout.
Serious injury specialists acting in Kempston
The Courts understand that a serious injury has a life-altering impact on an injured Claimant and their dependants. We fight to achieve maximum compensation for severe injuries. This includes claiming for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy. Our panel of specialist solicitors for many years have helped Claimants impacted by serious accidents and injuries.
How No Win, No Fee lawyers handle Kempston claims
Solicitors looking after claims in Kempston usually conduct the legal work on a Conditional Fee Agreement, or CFA. This is also called a No Win, No Fee agreement. This No Win, No Fee agreement prevents your lawyer from charging you any legal costs if the claim fails.
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What should you do next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Making the right decision depends on the right information. Get any questions answered before you instruct.
If you would like to know more before calling, try our FAQ section.
Start your claim
Call a personal injury solicitor on 0800 612 7456 to make the claim, alternatively you can start a injury claim online.
If you have further questions, request a callback or phone Quittance on 0800 612 7456.