By Joanne Jeffries. Last Updated August 24th 2021. Please see our guide to accident claims solicitors for Bedford claims below. We hope to explain that personal injury solicitors for Bedford claims could be based anywhere in the country.
Accident claims in Bedford could be made for a number of different reasons. Whether you want to make a claim for accident at work injuries, or you were injured in a bus accident or a car accident, or even a cyclist accident that was not your fault, you’re in the right place for accident claims advice you can trust.
From public liability insurance accident claims to seeking assault attack compensation, we have the knowledge and experience to provide you with all the information you could want to know about making an accident claim. We can also provide you with accident claims solicitors covering Bedford that would be able to help put together your personal injury claim for you.
Within the sections of this guide, we’ll take you through the accident claims process, as well as letting you know how our panel of accident claims solicitors could help you claim. If you have a query or two once you’ve read the guide, then we would be only too happy to talk through your query with you – or help you begin an accident claim. You’ll find details of how to contact our no win no fee accident claims solicitors near the end of this guide.
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- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Bedford?
- Can I Make A Claim For An Accident At Work?
- Injuries Reported At Work In Bedford
- Claim For Accidents On The Road
- Claims For Tripping Or Falling Accidents
- Claims As A Victim Of Crime
- Claims For Accidents In Public Spaces
- Claims For Negligent Medical Care
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Bedford
- Contact Us
- Accident Claims FAQs
- Bedford Information
Accident claims solicitors covering Bedford could technically be based anywhere in the UK. Our accident claims solicitors have the experience in personal injury law to help you put together a claim for compensation for an accident that was not your fault, where you suffered illness or injury because of someone else’s negligence when they clearly owed you a duty of care.
Finding a personal injury solicitor to help with your case could be fairly easy, as there are solicitors that are based all across the country that could potentially help you, but there are certain things you might want to check out before choosing the most appropriate one for you.
One of the questions you might want to ask potential accident claims solicitors covering Bedford could be “Do you have much experience and is it relevant to my personal injury claim”? It may not be wise to go for a personal injury lawyer that is inexperienced, even if their fees are lower, as the liable party could exploit this, and you may not get the full amount of accident compensation you might have received had accident claim solicitors with more experience taken on your case.
Another question you might want answering before you choose your accident claim solicitor is ‘What fees do you charge, and when?’ A no win no fee solicitor might be the right choice for you as your financial risk is reduced, but not all solicitors work to this model.
Choosing the right solicitor for your case, whether you’re making car accident claims or negligence claims can be tricky as well as complex how can you ever be certain that you have chosen the correct one for your case. We always recommend speaking with the solicitor first, ask as many questions as you need to, ensure that their latest cases have been a success and that they have experience needed to succeed with your case.
Claiming for an accident at work could make some people feel a little uncomfortable, but there really is no reason to be. If your employer is at fault for something that has happened to you, and you suffer injury, and even financial hardship because of your injury through not being able to work, it stands to reason that you have the right to make a claim for damages. Accident claims in Bedford against employers need not be scary. It is vital that employers provide a safe and healthy working environment where possible for their staff so that they are not at risk of any unnecessary harm. It is law that employers have public liability insurance so that if an individual employee was injured due to negligence of their employer they could receive funds from a personal injury claim against their employer.
Below, you can see information about workplace accident statistics in the Bedford area. You can find the link to the complete dataset here.
|Total – non fatal injuries
|Total – non fatal injuries per 100,000 workers
We include some specific statistics relating to work injury/illness for 2019/20 below:
If another road user, whether in a car, on a bike, or in a lorry causes a road traffic accident and you are injured, then you might be able to make accident claims in Bedford. The usual accident claims time limit for this type of accident is three years from the day of the accident. However, in some cases this could differ, especially if symptoms of injury do not manifest themselves straight away or if it is a child that is injured. Accidents on the road could involve;
- Car accidents – as a driver or a passenger/
- Taxi accidents – as a driver or a passenger.
- Bus accidents – as a driver or a passenger.
- A motorway, private road or bypass accident in any vehicle.
- A fatal accident (a dependent could claim on behalf of a loved one).
- An accident caused by an uninsured driver (this would be claimed against the MIB).
- An accident caused by a driver that fled the scene (again, against the MIB).
This is not, however, an exhaustive list, so if you have been injured on the road in any way, and you feel that it was not by your own doing and someone else is to blame, then we would be happy to talk it over with your and provide legal advice you can count on.
When you fall over, depending on how hard and how far you have fallen, you could be at risk of injury. Tripping and falling accidents could lead to any number of injuries, from sprains, cuts and bruises, to life-changing injuries (especially if a fall from height is involved). Whether you have tripped on a supermarket doormat that was not fixed properly, or you have slipped on a spill on an office floor that was not cleared up or marked as a wet floor, then someone else could be at fault for your injury, and therefore you might want to look into accident claims solicitors covering Bedford to see if you could have cause to claim. You might have looked online for a personal injury claims calculator, but it is important to note that the figures in these calculators only give an indication of the amount of accident compensation you could receive. A personal injury solicitor would potentially be able to give you a better idea of how much you could receive for a slip, trip or fall based on the specific information you give them.
Not only could you be injured as a victim of crime physically, but this could also affect you mentally, and it is important to know that these mental and physical injuries could be compensated for by CICA if you have a valid claim for compensation. Criminal injuries could arise if you are a victim of physical or sexual assault, as a victim of crime, or if you are indirectly injured because of a crime that is being committed, such as assaulted during a robbery. If you are unsure as to whether you could have a claim for injuries caused by someone else’s criminal behaviour, then don’t hesitate to call our team for clarification.
Public spaces could include parks, walkways and public car parks, amongst other places. If you are injured due to poor maintenance or disrepair of these spaces, or because something has not been made safe for use, for example playground equipment, then it could be that you’d have a claim for compensation for any harm suffered and you could seek the assistance of accident claims solicitors covering Bedford for these sort of accident claims in Bedford. In some cases, you could be making a claim against the local council, but if you would like clarification on who would be liable for your public liability claim, then you could call our team for help.
No medical professional sets out to cause harm to any patient. There is something called human error, but as a medical practitioner it is vital that at all times the service that is provided should be to ensure the health and well being of their patients. Medical negligence case examples could include incidences where a dentist has removed a healthy tooth, or where a midwife has failed to notice a baby or mother in distress, resulting in injury to baby or mother. Surgical errors including retained instruments could require further surgery to correct or cause other health issues, whilst a late diagnosis of an illness like cancer could lead to devastating consequences. If you feel you have suffered this type of clinical negligence, then a personal injury lawyer could help you claim.
A personal injury claim may seem like a risk when it comes to paying legal bills, but this does not necessarily have to be the case when you go down the no win no fee route. No win no fee accident claims solicitors covering Bedford could help reduce the monetary risk. You would agree a percentage of compensation to pay the lawyer with before signing a conditional fee agreement if the case was successful. This agreement would state that the percentage of compensation received would go towards legal fees and you would receive the rest.
Should you want to make an accident claim and you’d like some help with getting started, then all you have to do is give us a call at our registered office on 0800 073 8801. You could ask us anything you like about accident claims, whether you’d like to know if your current situation might be able to lead to a claim, or whether you’d like to know the guidelines on compensation payouts. We’re always happy to help. We could connect you with specialist solicitors who could help you get the highest possible injury compensation for the injury sustained in your accident.
What Could A Solicitor Do For You?
Using a personal injury solicitor is recommended if you want to make a personal injury claim. Your solicitor could use their experience of other cases and their experience of the law to put together a strong case that would stand up against scrutiny, and it could increase not only your chances of receiving compensation but receiving the maximum amount of compensation for your case.
Do I Have To Choose A Solicitor Close To Me?
Choosing accident solicitors in Bedford is not a necessity when looking for legal representation. Instead, you could choose accident claims solicitors covering Bedford. Your chosen solicitor does not need to be based in the local area to handle your claim. You could choose from numerous solicitors based around the UK to handle your claim. Our panel of solicitors could work on your claim.
What Are Medical Exams?
An independent medical report is often required in accident claims. You would be assessed by a medical professional that would ask you questions, examine you if necessary and look at your other medical notes if necessary. This would form the basis of the report. This report is usually used to calculate how much of a payout you could receive.
Where Could I See A Doctor?
We could help you see a locally based independent medical expert. Our panel of local medical experts includes:
245 Ampthill Road
Could accident claims solicitors covering Bedford assist with wrong medication claims?
One type of claim our personal injury solicitors covering Bedford could assist with are claims relating to the wrong type or dosage of medication. Whether your GP issues a prescription that is incorrect, or a pharmacist dispenses the wrong medication or the wrong dose, this could cause you to suffer undue harm. Examples of wrong medication claims you could make could include:
- Suffering an overdose because your GP prescribed too high a dose of medication
- Experiencing an allergic reaction as the GP gave you a prescription for something you were known to be allergic to
- Suffering further infection due to a GP prescribing too low a dose of medication
- Having a drug interaction because your GP prescribed a drug that interacts with other medication you’re taking
- Suffering because the pharmacist advised you to take the drug incorrectly
These are just a few examples. If you would like to speak to us about your claim for wrong medication, we would be happy to assess your claim free of charge.
What should I be considering when looking for accident claims solicitors for Bedford claims?
As we mentioned, you don’t really need to consider where in England and Wales your solicitor is based. However, it might be wise to consider the following:
- Are the law firms or personal injury solicitors covering Bedford well-established? Do they have many years experience?
- Do they appear to have good reviews on independent websites?
- Are they authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority?
- Do they have a proven track record?
- Will they take your case on a No Win No Fee basis?
We believe we are in a great position to help you with your claim. Our solicitors could help you fight for the maximum amount of compensation achievable for your claim. Why not call us to find out more?
I’ve been offered a settlement which I feel is too low – what should I do?
If you’ve received an offer of compensation but you feel it may be too low, it could be wise to speak to accident claims solicitors covering Bedford claims. They could give you advice on whether to accept a compensation offer or whether you could fight on (perhaps through the courts) for a higher payout for your claim. Our solicitors could support you through the courts to get the compensation you deserve.
Reporting accidents in the workplace – This takes you to the HSE page.
Bedford Court -You could find details on Bedford’s court here.
Reporting road accidents – Bedford road accident reporting information can be seen here.
Injuries to the elbow– This page explains about elbow injury claims. If you have received an elbow injury that was not your fault, then you might be interested in reading this page.
Whiplash – Common in car accidents, whiplash injuries can range from minor to ongoing. This page explains more.
Taxi Accidents– Our page on taxi accidents gives advice for those injured in a taxi.
We hope you enjoyed our guide to accident claims solicitors for Bedford claims below. We hope we’ve explained that personal injury solicitors for Bedford claims could be based anywhere in the country.