Have you been 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.

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We have helped injured people in Toddington, Bedfordshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Can I claim compensation?

The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

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

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or when the date of knowledge was.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. 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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Road accident claims in Toddington

You have the right to start a claim for compensation if you are injured on Toddington's roads because of the actions of another driver.

No matter if you were a passenger in a car accident, or were injured as a pedestrian, this road accident claim guide explains what you need to know about what to do.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Toddington

If you have sustained an injury due to of your employer's negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.

Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a roofer injured on a building site or you tripped in an office, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Accidents in a public place

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.

Public place accident claims

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

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

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.

The 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

Other types of claim

Toddington 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, Toddington 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 Toddington, 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

We are Quittance Legal Services

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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FAQs

What experience do the 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.

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.

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

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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.

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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