A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Sandy or anywhere in the UK, our experienced injury solicitors are able to help with your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or ilness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

How much can I claim?

The financial compensation you are likely to get will depend on a number of points. Our online compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could win.

Making an injury claim

Claims must usually be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.

Powerful legislation is in place to give support to injured people who seek compensation, and Quittance's panel of personal injury solicitors have years of experience giving advice to their clients with regard to the strength of their claims.

In order to win a Sandy personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

Legal and practical advice can be provided by a short, free consultation with a specialist lawyer.

Locating the best lawyer for your compensation claim

Instructing the best injury solicitor for your case is your most important step towards negotiating the most compensation.

What is the best way to ensure you instruct the most appropriate firm to help you?

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for a severe foot injury could vary between £67,870 and £88,660 (based on 2015 market research).

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?".

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?

Look into 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

Which compensation claims do you conduct in Sandy?

Quittance's panel of lawyers assist people in Sandy whose circumstances led to serious injuries. Examples of injuries and illness in Sandy include:

Clinical negligence in Sandy

Medical negligence - which is more precisely called 'Clinical Negligence' - is when an illness or injury is sustained following a breach of duty on the part of a healthcare provider. Quittance's highly experienced panel of injury lawyers covering Sandy have been instructed on medical negligence claims brought against the health service that include Biggleswade Hospital, Potton Road, Biggleswade, SG18 0EL.

Road traffic compensation claims

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.

Slips and trips

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.

Accidents at work

We have assisted Claimants, from scaffolding erectors to quantity surveyors, to secure financial compensation settlements. Accident at work information for the Sandy local authority 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 Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified354049
Electric shock012
Machinery related injury191214
Fire related (e.g. scars)001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)433
Fall from height (ladder)321728
Injured by an animal223
Manual handling876383
Slip, trip, fall same level937378
Struck against13819
Struck by moving vehicle1458
Hit by falling object382736
Crushed by something collapsing121

Serious injury

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.

Industrial disease

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

No Win, No Fee Personal injury Solicitors in Sandy

Conditional Fee Agreements, also known as No Win, No Fee agreements guard clients from the need to pay solicitors' fees if they do not succeed in their claim.

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No Win, No Fee should mean that there are absolutely no hidden fees. With Quittance's No Win, No Fee, there is no risk of losing out. Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here

Next steps

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get further information

Making the right decision for you depends on getting the correct information. Get answers to your questions before you instruct.

Find answers to common questions asked by potential Claimants in the FAQ section.

Ready to begin?

If you are ready to get underway, you can begin a compensation claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or using our contact form.

Speak to a member of the Quittance panel of experts for more information about the process. Call us on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.