Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.

How can we help

We have helped injured claimants in Luton, Bedfordshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?

The basic criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have 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 other points to consider?

Yes. Practically speaking, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or when the date of knowledge was.

It costs nothing to find out if you have a valid claim. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Injury compensation

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:

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Road accident claims in Luton

If you are involved in an accident and injured on Luton's roads as the result of another driver's carelessness, you have the right to claim compensation.

Whether you have suffered an injury in a cycling accident, or have been hurt in a collision on Luton's roads, our team can help. Quittance's useful guide sets out how to make a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Luton

If you have suffered an injury because of your employer's negligence, you have the right to make a claim.

Whatever your job, whether you had a crash or have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, our work injury claim guide shows you how to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place injuries

Reported data show that employee slips and trips continue to be the most common accident at work in Bedfordshire. These types of accident are often lead to injuries categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by machinery or a fire related accident. Public place (Luton local authority) cases for injuries like broken wrists suffered on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with recent street falls having occurred on Culverhouse Rd and on Birdsfoot Lane.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

When a person suffers injury or illness as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you are just looking for a formal account of what went wrong rather than injury compensation, you could make a formal complaint. You can write to Lewsey Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more about No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

Quittance recognise the vital difference a compensation claim will make to seriously injured claimants. The panel of specialist solicitors fight to get maximum compensation for major injuries, including claiming for medical treatment and care costs.

Quittance's network of solicitor firms have aided people receive damages for many severe conditions and injuries. Injury and illness referred to as serious and catastrophic range from chemical burns to amputation.

Read more about No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Luton 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, Luton 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 Luton, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

How can Quittance help?

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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Frequently asked questions

Have you won many injury claims in Luton?

Quittance is a nationwide network of expert solicitors that helps people injured in Luton, Bedfordshire and throughout the country, obtain compensation.

Last year, we helped hundreds of claimants across Bedfordshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from motorbike accidents to accidents at work.

With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Do I need a local injury lawyer ?

The location of the law firm is not particularly relevant as injury cases are managed remotely.

You will need to go with a solicitors practice with national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will usually need to go to a medical examination.

More : Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

Personal injury solicitor reviews in Luton - What to look for

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

The difference in personal injury fees between solicitors working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is vast

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant being awarded compensation of £40,038 for serious arm injuries could conceivably vary from £24,023 to £34,032.

Further reading : Compare solicitors

What are the road accident statistics in Luton

Quittance's network of expert road traffic accident (RTA) injury solicitors have vast experience in fighting for maximum general and special damages for people who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Luton.

Road accidents involving vehicles in Luton are relatively frequent. Official statistics reveal a total of 469 accidents (419 slight accidents, 49 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Luton local authority. In 2014 the total had increased to 615. Incidents in Luton in 2013 included traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A505 and A6 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A6 and A5228 roundabout.

Luton work accident statistics

The latest 2019 accident stats for the Luton Local Authority (2013/14) are listed under RIDDOR legislation by the Government and set out below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Luton Local AuthorityReported Injuries
Other31
Electrical injury1
Machinery related injury9
Fire related (e.g. scarrs)0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)0
Fall from height18
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)0
Lifting and carrying33
Assault13
Slip, trip, fall same level46
Struck against5
Struck by moving vehicle0
Hit by falling object19
Trapped by something collapsing0

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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