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

We can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

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Every year, we help hundreds of people in Sandy, Bedfordshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

  • 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 reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury 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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Sandy road accident claims

Sandy cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians have a right to claim compensation if they have been injured due to someone else's actions.

Regardless of whether you were hurt in a collision at a junction, or were involved in a motorbike accident, our team are here. Quittance's expert guide sets out how to start a road accident compensation claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Sandy

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Government figures indicate that employee slips and trips continue to be the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Bedfordshire. Slips and trips are often the precursor to accidents recorded in another category for instance being hit by an object falling from a machine, a fall from a height or an asphyxiation accident. Public place accident claims injuries like broken ankles sustained on raised kerb stones are also quite prevalent with recent pothole trips having occurred on Tempsford Road and on Market Square.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses that range from asbestos related illness to mercury poisoning.

For more information: Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

The Courts understand that serious injuries will have a life-changing impact on an injured person and their dependants. By limiting the pressure severe injury imposes on a claimant and their family, a successful claim helps them to focus on rehabilitation.

For more information: Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Sandy 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, Sandy 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 Sandy, 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

Should I choose Quittance?

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 experience do you have of claims in Sandy?

We are a UK-wide network of specialist personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people in Sandy, Bedfordshire and throughout the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted 100's of claimants across Bedfordshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from motorbike pillion passenger accidents to part-time worker injuries.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, mean that making an injury claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

Do you need to select a local Sandy solicitor ?

The location of the firm is not important as cases are, as a matter of course, managed by phone, post and email.

However, you should go with a firm with national medical centres as you will be expected to go to a medical assessment.

More on : Will I have to attend a medical?

Sandy solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice offered by lawyers, as with any service, can differ considerably.

Online reviews can be a good place to start if you are trying to decide which solicitor best serves your needs.

See Personal injury solicitor reviews

What are the road accident statistics in Sandy

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Sandy are not uncommon with a total of 831 accidents (716 slight accidents, 108 serious accidents and 7 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Bedfordshire local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 964.

Our network of expert lawyers have vast experience in securing the best settlements for people who have been injured in a car or motorbike crash in Sandy.

What are the Sandy work accident statistics?

The most recent 2019 accident at work information for the Central Bedfordshire Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Government excerpted below:

HSE reported work accidents in Central Bedfordshire Local AuthorityReported Injuries
Not specified49
Electric shock2
Machinery related injury14
Fire related (e.g. scarrs)1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)3
Fall from height (ladder)28
Injured by an animal3
Manual handling83
Assault13
Slip, trip, fall same level78
Struck against19
Struck by moving vehicle8
Hit by falling object36
Crushed by something collapsing1

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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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