A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Leighton Buzzard or anywhere else in the UK, we can are able to help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Can I make a injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and another person was responsible, Quittance can assist you with an injury claim.

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Key criteria

Personal injury claims must, in most cases, be made within a 3-year window.

Whether a claim is being made for a slip, trip or work accident in Leighton Buzzard, a successful compensation claim has three key elements. It must be demonstrated that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury
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How much compensation could I get?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded will depend on a number of factors. Our easy to use claim calculator gives an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Leighton Buzzard

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Leighton Buzzard are relatively commonplace. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 7 fatal accidents, 108 serious accidents and 716 slight accidents in 2013 in Bedfordshire (Total events were 831 local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 964.

Quittance's group of expert road traffic accident injury lawyers are experienced in fighting for optimum compensation for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorbike crash in Leighton Buzzard.

For more information: Road accident compensation

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Work accident claims in Leighton Buzzard

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claimants injured at work, from electricians to insurance claims inspectors, to claim compensation from their employer. Injury and illness data in the Central Bedfordshire local authority are compiled in accordance with legislation by the Government:

Work accidents in Central Bedfordshire Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified354049
Electric shock012
Machinery related injury191214
Fire related (e.g. scars)001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)433
Fall from height (ladder)321728
Injured by an animal223
Manual handling876383
Slip, trip, fall same level937378
Struck against13819
Struck by moving vehicle1458
Hit by falling object382736
Crushed by something collapsing121

For more information: Accident at work claim

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Other injury claims

Clinical negligence in Leighton Buzzard

When a patient is injured due to a GP or other medical professional's carelessness, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you just want an explanation as to what went wrong instead of starting an injury claim, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can contact South Wing, Kempston Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, to raise a complaint against Bedford Hospital NHS Trust.

For more information: Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from workplace cancer to asthma caused by enzymes.

For more information: Industrial disease claims

Serious injury experts handling claims in Leighton Buzzard

Quittance understand the vital change a compensation claim makes to the lives of people whose lives have been impacted by serious injury. By reducing the financial stress a serious or catastrophic injury puts on a claimant, compensation enables people to prioritise rehabilitation. Our panel of law firms have aided families receive compensation for numerous chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injury and illness categorised as serious and catastrophic range from radiation exposure to degloving injuries.

For more information: Serious injury claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

HSE statistics reveal that employee slips and trips are the most frequent accident in the Bedfordshire workplace. These types of accident are often lead to injuries attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by another person, a fall from height or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place (Central Bedfordshire local authority) accident claims injuries such as sprained arms sustained on pavement ice are also quite prevalent with recent pavement trips having occurred on Linslade and on Church Square.

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Leighton Buzzard No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Leighton Buzzard and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the team

The national network of QLS solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Leighton Buzzard, from whiplash cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their winning track record and their specialist expertise.

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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Have you handled many Leighton Buzzard claims?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of expert solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire and throughout the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we helped 100's of injured claimants across Bedfordshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including industrial disease and car accidents.

Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, mean that claiming compensation is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your claim?

Identifying the most appropriate solicitor for your case is a crucial step towards getting the most compensation for your illness or injuries.

How can you ensure you choose the most appropriate company to pursue compensation for you?

The diversity in the amount of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums charged by law firms is huge.

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant being awarded compensation of ?25,956 for serious foot injuries could vary from ?15,573 to ?22,062.

See - How much compensation can you claim?

Do you need a local Leighton Buzzard injury lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the solicitors office is less relevant as cases are handled by phone, post and email.

You will need to choose a solicitors' firm that has a national network as you will be expected to go to a medical examination.

Further reading - Can I attend a medical centre near me?

Leighton Buzzard personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice provided by injury lawyers vary enormously.

Online reviews is a great place to start when mulling over which solicitor to pick.

See - Solicitor reviews

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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