A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Stotfold or anywhere in the UK, our expert lawyers are able to take on your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Calculate my compensation

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded depends on a number of criteria. Our calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

Making an injury claim

Personal injury claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within a three-year window.

Extensive legislation exists to provide support for injured Claimants, and our network of injury lawyers have years of experience giving advice to their clients with regard to the strength of their claims.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your lawyer must demonstrate 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.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Selecting the most appropriate lawyer for your legal case is a critical step towards getting the best settlement or award.

How do you ensure you choose the most appropriate one to act for you?

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 claims does Quittance conduct?

It is possible to make a claim for a broad range of injuries throughout Stotfold. Quittance have helped with injuries including:

Accidents at work

Quittance has assisted injured Claimants, from bricklayers to solicitors, to claim for their work related injuries. Work injury figures in the Central Bedfordshire local authority are detailed under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:

RIDAGGR 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

Road accidents in Stotfold

Our 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.

Stotfold specialists for serious injury claims

Quittance understand the vital difference injury compensation makes to the lives of seriously injured Claimants.

A successful claim should lessen the financial load and reduce the pressure on a Claimant and their family so they can focus on recovery.

Industrial disease

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

Clinical and medical negligence in Stotfold

Medical negligence, which is more precisely referred to as Clinical Negligence, is where there has been a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a medical provider. Quittance's panel of solicitors covering Bedfordshire and Stotfold have been instructed on legal action filed against hospitals that include Pinehill Hospital, Benslow Lane, Hitchin, SG4 9QZ.

Slips, trips and falls

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.

No Win, No Fee Solicitors serving Stotfold

In the event that your claim is not won, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) with the lawyer means you are not required to pay their fees. Were you to succeed in the case, the legal fees will be paid by the other side.

A success fee is charged by lawyers serving Stotfold who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. Unlike the standard legal fees, this fee is in most cases 25 percent and will be deducted from your award or settlement.

Our No Win, No Fee promise

Quittance's specialist injury solicitors guarantee No Win, No Fee means an injured Claimant shall never have to pay the law firm's legal fees in the event that you do not win. Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee

How to proceed

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

Get further information

Before you instruct arm yourself with as much information about making a claim as you can. This will help you make the best choice for your future.

Find additional information before picking up the phone. See more frequently asked questions here.

Ready to begin?

Once you are ready to proceed, you can start your compensation claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or with our online contact form here.

If you have anything else to ask or would like to discuss your options with a personal injury solicitor before starting, contact 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.