Were you injured in an accident that wasn't 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
We have helped injured people in Potton, Bedfordshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident, the location of the injury or whether liability can be proved.
A short phone call will let you know exactly where you stand. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Instant Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my 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:
Road accident claims in Potton
Potton road users should be able to claim injury compensation if they have been injured because of another party's negligence.
It does not matter whether you were a passenger in a car accident on Potton's roads, or have been involved in a motorbike accident, our expert team can help. This guide to road accident compensation claims sets out what you need to know about how to get started.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Potton
If you have been injured or made ill as a result of your employer's negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.
However your injury occurred, whether you had a crush injury or have been diagnosed with vibration white finger, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Public place accidents
Reported statistics reveal that slips, trips and falls are still the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Bedfordshire and the UK. They are quite often related to accidents categorised as something else for instance being hit by an object falling from a ladder or an electrocution accident. Public place accident claims injuries like fractured ankles suffered on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with recent incidents having happened recently.
When a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of a doctor, nurse or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.
Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you are just looking for an explanation as to what went wrong instead of starting an injury claim. For example, to raise a complaint against Bedford Hospital NHS Trust, you can contact South Wing, Kempston Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire.
Read more: Clinical negligence claim
More injury claim types
The long-term impact of serious injury is acknowledged by Courts and insurance companies when calculating a claim. Damages will lessen the financial load and take the pressure off a claimant and their family enabling them to prioritise recovery.
Read more: Catastrophic injury claims
Potton 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, Potton 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 Potton, 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.
We are Quittance Legal Services
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
Have you handled many Potton claims?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of award winning personal injury solicitors that helps people injured in Potton, Bedfordshire and across the country, get compensation.
In the last 12 months, we helped 100's of injured claimants in Bedfordshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents in the workplace and whiplash.
With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, enables you to focus on your recovery.
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 means you will never be out of pocket.
Do you have to choose a lawyer in Potton?
As with many professional services, you do not need to select a law firm near you.
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.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
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. Get more information about how much you can claim.
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for bronchitis, for example, ranges from £16,830 to £25,300 (based on 2015 market data).
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Potton personal injury solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice offered by lawyers, as with any service, can vary.
Reading reviews can be revealing when contemplating which lawyer to select and which considerations are most important to you.
Read Solicitor reviews
What are the road accident statistics in Potton
Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Potton are reasonably common. Government statistics reveal a total of 831 accidents (716 slight accidents, 108 serious accidents and 7 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Bedfordshire local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 964.
Quittance's group of proficient road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury lawyers have vast experience in obtaining optimum damages for people who have been hurt in a road accident in Potton.
What are the Potton work accident statistics?
The latest 2019 work injury data for the Central Bedfordshire Local Authority (2013/14) collated under legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive in the table below:
|Work accidents in Central Bedfordshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||14|
|Fire related (e.g. scarrs)||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)||3|
|Fall from height (ladder)||28|
|Injured by an animal||3|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||78|
|Struck by moving vehicle||8|
|Hit by falling object||36|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1|
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.