A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

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.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and a third party was to blame, our expert solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Injury claims should, in most cases, be made within a 3-year window.

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.

Compensation calculator

The personal injury compensation you will receive is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Kempston

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related14115
Fire related001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)1013
Fall from height (ladder)271915
Animal related022
Lifting and handling injuries854854
Physical attack322024
Slip or trip917956
Struck against887
Struck by moving vehicle966
Struck by object462524
Trapped by something collapsing001

Further information: Injured at work claims

Road traffic accident claims in Kempston

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of qualified legal advisors are experienced 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.

Further information: Road accident compensation claim

Other claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Kempston

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a person is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you only want a deeper understanding of what happened as opposed to claiming compensation. You can write to South Wing, Kempston Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, for example, to make a complaint against Bedford Hospital NHS Trust.

Further information: Clinical negligence compensation

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.

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.

Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries including anything from asbestosis to asthma caused by grain.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation

Kempston 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 Kempston and the whole of the UK.

See: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet our team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Kempston and including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their winning track record and their specialist expertise.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

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

What experience does Quittance have of winning claims in Kempston?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of award winning personal injury lawyers that assists claimants in Kempston, Bedfordshire and across the country, obtain compensation.

In 2017, we assisted 100's of claimants in Bedfordshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including workplace accidents and public place accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on your recovery.


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.

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?".

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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