Updated: Tuesday, 6th September 2016
Whether you live in Luton or anywhere in the UK, our personal injury solicitors are able to manage your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a centre near you .
Making a personal injury claim
Injury claims must usually be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.
Considerable legislation exists to support people planning to make a claim, and our panel of personal injury lawyers have many years of experience advising their clients on the strength of their claims.
In the majority of cases, making a successful claim has three key components. It needs to be demonstrated that:
- a duty of care was owed
- that the duty was breached
- the breach was the cause of the injury or illness
Beginning your claim as soon as possible will enable statements from witnesses to be gathered by the solicitor.
Advice for those seeking a solicitor
It can take months for most claims to reach a settlement. Injury claims for very serious injury or illness can take longer. The SRA are responsible for regulating strictly legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they do not regulate many issues of interest to people affected by injury, such as speed or level of service.
Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your life and your recovery, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is a crucial first step.
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.
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 kinds of claims for compensation do you handle in Luton?
Compensation can be arranged for a range of injury and illness in Luton and across Bedfordshire. We can help with injuries and medical conditions including:
Clinical negligence in Luton
Medical negligence (which is more precisely referred to as clinical negligence) is where an illness or injury is associated with a failing by a healthcare professional. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers covering Luton have helped Claimants with medical negligence claims brought against health services including BPAS Luton, First Floor, The Albany 4 Cardiff Road, Luton, LU1 2PP.
Slips, trips and falls
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.
Serious injury experts handling claims in Luton
Quittance recognise the vital difference a compensation claim will make to seriously injured Claimants. Our 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.
We have assisted people, from building site contractors to local government lawyers, to claim compensation. Accident statistics for the Luton local authority are listed under RIDDOR legislation by the Government and set out below:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Luton Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||5||3||9|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||1||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||7||0||0|
|Fall from height||35||6||18|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||4||1||0|
|Lifting and carrying||112||52||33|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||90||79||46|
|Struck by moving vehicle||8||6||0|
|Hit by falling object||36||21||19|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||0||0|
Solicitors can assist with claiming compensation for industrial injuries that range from radiation exposure to asthma caused by colophony.
Road traffic accidents in Luton
Quittances 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.
How No Win, No Fee solicitors look after Luton claims for compensation
Were you to win, your legal costs must be paid by the other side. When your compensation claim is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your lawyer means you will not have to pay the legal costs.
A success fee will be charged by lawyers serving Luton who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). The fee is deducted from the compensation settlement and is in most cases 25 percent.
Do you have to pay any extra costs?
Quittance promise No Win, No Fee means the injured party will not need to pay your solicitor's costs in the event that your claim is lost.
Read more about our No Win, No Fee here
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
Quittance offer clear information to help Claimants determine whether to make a claim for injury compensation.
Find answers to common questions asked by potential Claimants in our FAQ section.
Start a claim
You can start the injury claim online here or call us on 0800 612 7456 to speak to an expert solicitor.
If you have any questions, contact Quittance on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.