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?

Updated: September 25, 2016

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.

Eligibility to claim

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

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.

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.

Work accident claims in Stotfold

Worker injured in accident

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
Assault10213
Slip, trip, fall same level937378
Struck against13819
Struck by moving vehicle1458
Hit by falling object382736
Crushed by something collapsing121

Find out more: Injured at work compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Stotfold

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Find out more: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other claims handled by Quittance

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.

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

Clinical and medical negligence in Stotfold

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 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.

Find out more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Stotfold No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Stotfold and throughout the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Stotfold, from relatively minor claims to long term industrial disease. Chosen for their winning track record, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

Click here to meet more of the team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

What experience do Quittance 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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

See Solicitor reviews

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?".

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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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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