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 can we help

We have helped injured people in Stotfold, Bedfordshire and across the UK get 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:

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

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or the location of the injury.

Talk to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, 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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Stotfold road accident claims

Drivers may be able to claim compensation if they have been hurt on Stotfold's roads as the result of another party's negligence.

No matter if you were hurt in a collision, or have been involved as a pedestrian on Stotfold's roads, the Quittance road accident compensation guide sets out what you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Stotfold

Have you suffered an injury at work and your employer, or another member of staff, was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.

No matter what you do for a living, whether you are a caterer injured in a kitchen or a shop worker injured on retail premises, our work injury claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

Health and Saftey Executive statistics show that employee slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent accident at work in Bedfordshire in 2014/15. These types of accident are typically lead to injuries attributed to other reasons e.g. being struck by machinery or an asphyxiation accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries such as broken collarbones sustained on tripping on a street are also common with pavement trips having happened in the local area.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Medical negligence is the term used when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you are just looking for a better understanding of events as opposed to claiming compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can write to South Wing, Kempston Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Bedford Hospital NHS Trust.

Find out more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses that range from occupational asthma to toluene exposure.

Find out more: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Industrial disease claims

Stotfold 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, Stotfold 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 Stotfold, 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

Get answers

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 the solicitors have of winning claims in Stotfold?

We are a UK-wide network of award winning solicitors that assists claimants in Stotfold, Bedfordshire and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In 2017, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants throughout Bedfordshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including scaffolding accidents and motorbike accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, make our claims process as easy 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 don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

Stotfold solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice offered by solicitors can vary a great deal.

Reading reviews can be helpful when weighing up which solicitor to pick.

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Does the location of the solicitor matter?

You do not need to pick a personal injury solicitor near you.

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

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.

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 loss of hearing in one ear could vary between £25,300 and £36,850 (based on 2015 market research).

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

What are the road accident statistics in Stotfold

The panel of qualified road traffic accident solicitors are experienced in achieving the highest general and special damages for people who have been injured in a car accident in Stotfold.

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Stotfold are quite common. Government statistics reveal 7 fatal accidents, 108 serious accidents and 716 slight accidents in 2013 in Bedfordshire (Total events were 831 local authority. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 964.

Work accident statistics in Stotfold

The most up to date 2019 work injury figures in the Central Bedfordshire Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive in the table below:

RIDAGGR 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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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