A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you live in Barrow upon Soar or anywhere else in England or Wales, our injury lawyers can assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and another party was liable, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

Key criteria

Claims for compensation must, in most cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.

People with certain illnesses or conditions like asbestosis may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what matters in such cases.

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

Answers and both practical and legal advice will be offered through a free phone consultation with a Barrow upon Soar-specialist solicitor.

How much can I claim?

The level of compensation you will be awarded depends on a number of factors. Our easy to use compensation calculator provides a good idea of your potential compensation award.

Work accident claims in Barrow Upon Soar

Worker injured in accident

We have helped Claimants, from lathe operators to applications programmers, to seek financial compensation. Accident at work figures in the Charnwood local authority are compiled under RIDDOR by the HSE in the following table:

Workplace accidents in Charnwood Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
General242514
Electricity related210
Machinery related81012
Fire related (e.g. scars)011
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)221
Fall from height17139
Animal related110
Lifting and handling injuries752536
Physical assault674
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)504842
Struck against554
Hit by vehicle442
Struck by object241910
Trapped by something collapsing003

See: Injured at work claims

Road traffic accident claims in Barrow Upon Soar

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Barrow Upon Soar are not uncommon. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 1889 accidents (1703 slight accidents, 162 serious accidents and 24 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Leicestershire local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,915.

Quittance's group of expert no win, no fee injury solicitors have vast experience in obtaining optimum general and special damages for Claimants who have been hurt in a road accident in Barrow Upon Soar.

See: Road accident compensation claim

Other injury claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Barrow Upon Soar

Clinical negligence (at one time known as medical negligence) is the term used to describe a failure to carry out a responsibility by a doctor, GP, surgeon or other healthcare professional, either private or NHS. Our expert panel of injury lawyers acting for Barrow Upon Soar have assisted with claims filed against healthcare providers including Loughborough Hospital, Hospital Way, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 5JY.

See: Clinical negligence compensation

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Officially reported statistics stress the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Leicestershire. Slips and trips are sometimes lead to accidents attributed to other causes for instance being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery, being trapped by something collapsing or an asphyxiation accident. Public place (Charnwood local authority) litigation for injuries like cheekbone fractures occurring on obstructed footpaths are also common with dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on Main St and on Chapel Lane.

Barrow upon Soar specialists for serious injury compensation claims

The lasting impact serious and catastrophic injury can have will be understood by the Courts when they are calculating a claim.

By limiting the financial stress a major injury imposes on a Claimant, compensation enables Claimants to concentrate on their recovery and rehabilitation. Our panel of expert law firms have aided families claim damages for a wide range of severe conditions and injuries. Injuries categorised as serious and catastrophic include hydrocarbon poisoning, eye injuries and deep vein thrombosis.

See: Catastrophic injury compensation

How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors look after Barrow upon Soar claims for compensation

In the event that you do not win your case, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the lawyer means that the solicitor's legal costs will not be charged. Were the case to be won, your legal costs are paid by the Defendant (or their insurer).

No Win, No Fee - Guaranteed

Some solicitors may charge additional fees should the case end prematurely. Using Quittance, 100% No Win, No Fee is assured, with no catches in the small print. Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here

Frequently asked questions

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

Finding a suitable legal representation to help you is a crucial step towards claiming the highest settlement or award.

With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Barrow Upon Soar (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority website in 2015) - how do you ensure you instruct the best law firm for your needs?

Do you have to choose a lawyer in Barrow upon Soar?

You do not need to choose a law firm near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Reviews for solicitors in Barrow upon Soar

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.