A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

If you live in Anstey or anywhere in the country, our personal injury solicitors can assist with your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Can I make a claim?

Updated: September 16, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and another person was liable, we can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like RSI may still be eligible for compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In these circumstances, it is the date of diagnosis that is considered.

To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must prove:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
  • That duty was breached by the Defendant
  • The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

Your solicitor should look at how these issues will relate to your case.

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Calculate my compensation

The compensation you will be awarded will depend on a number of points. Our easy to use claim calculator provides an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

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Road traffic accident claims in Anstey

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of road traffic accident (RTA) lawyers have a wealth of experience in achieving the best awards for Claimants who have been hurt in a car accident in Anstey.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Anstey are not uncommon. Official statistics show a total of 1189 accidents (1097 slight accidents, 89 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Leicester council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,208. Accidents in Anstey in 2013 included collisions on the A50 and A46 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A563 and A5630 roundabout.

Read more about Road accident compensation

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Work accident claims in Anstey

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted self employed or employed Claimants, from gardeners to animal nutritionists, to claim compensation from their employer. Work accident figures in the Leicester local authority reported under RIDDOR by the Government and set out below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Leicester Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
General724345
Electric shock011
Machinery related injury332522
Explosion related010
Fire related (e.g. scars)111
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. diesel exhaust fumes)1534
Fall from height313534
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)321
Manual handling19192104
Physical assault494857
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)172151144
Struck against292322
Hit by vehicle10711
Struck by object704948
Trapped by something collapsing142

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Other claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Officially reported figures demonstrate that slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Leicestershire in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are frequently related to accidents recorded in a different category like being hit by a runaway vehicle or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place (Leicester local authority) accident claims injuries such as bruised legs happening on obstructed pathways are also common with slips and trips having occurred on Bradgate Mall.

Medical negligence in Anstey

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when someone is injured as the result of the carelessness of a doctor or other medical professional. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are only looking for an explanation as to what went wrong instead of financial compensation. You can contact HQ Bridge Park Plaza, Bridge Park Road, Thurmaston, Leicester, Leicestershire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.

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Serious injury specialists serving Anstey

We understand the critical change a compensation claim makes to the lives of severely injured Claimants. Our network of solicitors fight to achieve maximum compensation for severe injuries. This includes compensation for medical expenses and care costs.

Our panel of specialist solicitors have helped families claim compensation for numerous severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as catastrophic or serious include eye injuries, cerebral palsy and radiation exposure.

Read more about Catastrophic injury compensation claims

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Anstey No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Anstey and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the QLS team

The national network of Quittance solicitors handle every type of claim in Anstey, from fast track claims to catastrophic injury. Our solicitors are selected for their specialist knowledge and their track record in winning claims.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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Have Quittance solicitors won many injury claims in Anstey?

Quittance is a national panel of specialist personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people in Anstey, Leicestershire and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we assisted hundreds of claimants in Leicestershire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from motorbike pillion passenger accidents to building site accidents.

Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, mean that claiming compensation is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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FAQs

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

Help for injured people looking for a personal injury solicitor

Identifying the most appropriate legal expert for your legal case is a key step towards getting the highest settlement or award for your injuries.

With over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Anstey (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority website) - how do you make sure you select the best legal practice to work with?

The difference in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums between different solicitors is vast

E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant accepting a settlement of ?7,234 for injuries from inhaling toxic fumes or smoke can range from ?4,340 to ?6,148.

Additional reading : How much can you claim?

Do you need to select a local Anstey solicitor ?

The location of the solicitors office is not especially critical as cases are, as a matter of course, handled by phone, post and email.

You will need to choose a solicitors practice that provides national medical centres as Claimants will usually have to go to a medical exam.

See : Will I have to attend a medical?

Injury lawyer reviews in Anstey - Tips for comparing firms

Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the quality of service offered by different firms.

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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