A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Toddington or anywhere in the UK, our experienced personal injury solicitors can handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a centre near you .

Have I got a personal injury claim?

Updated: September 10, 2016

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, our expert solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Eligibility to claim

A claim must usually be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like noise-induced deafness are frequently still able to claim even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of diagnosis that is important.

For the majority of injury claims, there are three main elements to proving a claim. It must be shown that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

Your lawyer can take you through these key points and will explain how they apply to your claim.

Injury claims calculator

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded depends on a number of criteria. Our online injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

Road traffic accident claims in Toddington

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of knowledgeable road traffic accident personal injury lawyers have years of experience in fighting for the best awards for people who have been injured in a road accident in Toddington.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Toddington are relatively frequent. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 831 accidents (716 slight accidents, 108 serious accidents and 7 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Bedfordshire local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 964.

For more information: Road accident compensation claims

Work accident claims in Toddington

Worker injured in accident

We have helped Claimants, from scaffolding erectors to toxicologists, to claim for their work related injuries. Accident at work data for the Central Bedfordshire local authority reported in accordance with reporting legislation by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:

Work accidents in Central Bedfordshire Local Authority HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
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

For more information: Work accident compensation claims

Other claims

Slips, trips and falls

Health and Saftey Executive figures reveal that slips, trips and falls continue to be the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Bedfordshire and the UK as a whole. Slips, trips and falls are frequently related to accidents filed under a different category such as being hit by a falling object, a fall from height or a drowning accident. Public place (Central Bedfordshire local authority) compensation claims for injuries like broken ankles experienced on tripping on a street are also quite common with recent pavement trips having occurred recently.

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can assist with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from asbestos related disease to siderosis (welders lung).

For more information: Industrial disease compensation claims

Toddington serious injury compensation

The Courts understand that serious injuries can have a life-changing effect on an affected individual and their family. By limiting the financial pressure a serious or catastrophic injury places on a Claimant and their dependants, an injury claim allows individuals to concentrate on recovery.

Our panel of solicitor firms have helped families collect damages for a range of major injuries and conditions. Injuries and illnesses referred to as serious include deep vein thrombosis and cancer.

For more information: Serious injury compensation claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Toddington

Medical negligence describes when a person is injured or becomes ill due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you just want a formal account of what went wrong as opposed to a compensation award. For example, you can write to South Wing, Kempston Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, to make a formal complaint against Bedford Hospital NHS Trust.

For more information: Medical negligence compensation claim

Toddington No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Toddington and the whole of the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Toddington and have a wealth of experience in short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our solicitors are selected for their track record in winning cases and their professionalism.

Meet the team - click here.

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 claims in Toddington?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps people injured in Toddington, Bedfordshire and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we helped hundreds of people in Bedfordshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to accidents on building sites.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean making a claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

FAQs

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

Finding the most suitable injury lawyer to help you is a crucial step towards getting the highest compensation award for your injuries.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Toddington (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority 2015 database) - what is the best way to make sure you choose the ideal company to handle your case?

The difference in personal injury success fees and insurance premiums between law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is a material consideration for Claimants.

E.g. the amount retained by an injured person who was awarded ?43,489 for severe wrist injuries causing loss of function of the wrist could conceivably vary from ?26,093 to ?36,966.

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Will you need to select a local Toddington lawyer ?

Going for a local firm is not particularly critical as injury cases are run by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to choose a solicitors practice that offers national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as Claimants will be expected to go to a medical exam.

Further reading - Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

Check Toddington personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of advice offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, can differ.

Online reviews can certainly be instructive when considering which lawyer to sign up with.

Find out more - Personal injury solicitors reviews

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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