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

If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.

How we can help

Every year, we help injured people in Newport Pagnell, Newport and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Do I have a claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In practice, several other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or the quantum of the claim.

It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim. Speak to an expert now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online 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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Newport Pagnell road accident claims

You can start a claim for compensation if you sustained an injury on Newport Pagnell's roads because of the carelessness of another road user.

Whether you sustained an injury in a motorbike accident, or were hurt in a crash on Newport Pagnell's roads, our specialist team are here. The Quittance useful guide explains how to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Newport Pagnell

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

Whatever your job is, whether you suffered a sprain or developed hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), our guide to work accident claims explains what you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Injuries in a public place

Officially reported statistics expose the fact that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most common cause of injury at work in Milton Keynes. Slips and trips are sometimes the cause of accidents attributed to other reasons for instance being hit by a moving object, a carrying injury or an asphyxiation accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as sprained wrists sustained on obstructed pathways are also quite prevalent with dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on Knebworth Gate and on High St.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Lawyers can assist with securing compensation for industrial illness ranging from asbestos related disease to acute silicosis.

More about Industrial disease compensation claims

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

Courts understand that serious injuries will have a life-altering impact on a claimant and their dependants.

Quittance's panel of lawyers fight to get compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, including damages for medical treatment and care costs. Quittance's network of lawyers have aided people impacted by severe accidents.

More about Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Newport Pagnell 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, Newport Pagnell 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 Newport Pagnell, Newport 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

What is your track record of winning claims in Newport Pagnell?

We are a national panel of award winning personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Newport Pagnell, Newport and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Newport get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including pedestrian accidents and accidents on building sites.

Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, mean making a claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

Newport Pagnell personal injury solicitor reviews

The levels of service offered by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, vary enormously.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can help build a picture when considering which lawyer best serves your needs.

Read : Personal injury lawyer reviews

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Are Newport Pagnell claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

For the majority of claims, the only aspect that will need to be performed locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

What are the road accident statistics in Newport Pagnell

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Newport Pagnell are relatively commonplace. Official statistics show 3 fatal accidents, 85 serious accidents and 1034 slight accidents in 2013 in Milton Keynes (Total events were 1122 local authority. By 2014 accidents decreased to 1,049.

The panel of proficient litigators have a wealth of experience in getting the best compensation for claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike crash in Newport Pagnell.

Work accident statistics in Newport Pagnell

The latest 2019 accident information in the Milton Keynes Local Authority (2013/14) collated under RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive as follows:

HSE reported work accidents in Milton Keynes Local AuthorityReported Injuries
Not Reported42
Electrocution1
Machinery related13
Fire related1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)3
Fall from height22
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)1
Manual handling82
Physical assault24
Slip or trip89
Struck against11
Hit by vehicle9
Struck by object43
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.

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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