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.
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim.
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.
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
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 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Injury 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:
Stotfold road accident claims
If you have been injured on Stotfold's roads, or anywhere in the UK, you may be entitled to claim compensation. An injury claim may be possible if you were injured:
- As driver or passenger
- On a motorbike or bicycle
- As a pedestrian
- On public transport
Whether you were hurt in a collision, or were hurt as a pedestrian, our road accident compensation guide sets out what you need to know about how to claim.
Stotfold work injury claims
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.
By law, all employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a roofer or a personal trainer, our work injury claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.
Stotfold medical negligence claims
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
Stotfold public place accidents
Whether your accident happened in a park or in a shopping centre, and someone else caused the accident, you could be able to start an injury claim.
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.
Claim compensation for a serious injury
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
Stotfold No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Stotfold injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Stotfold, Bedfordshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Stotfold and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
- Find out
if you can claim
- No obligation
to start a claim
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.
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 Authority||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.