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?

Updated: September 15, 2016

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.

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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.

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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

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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

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Other injury claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Barrow Upon Soar

When a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a doctor or other health worker, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want answers as opposed to injury compensation. You can write to HQ Bridge Park Plaza, Bridge Park Road, Thurmaston, Leicester, Leicestershire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.

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

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Barrow Upon Soar No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Barrow Upon Soar and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet our team

The national panel of QLS solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Barrow upon Soar, from short-term injury cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Our lawyers are chosen for their track record in recovering compensation and their specialist expertise.

Meet the team - click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What is your track record of winning claims in Barrow upon Soar?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of award winning solicitors that assists injured people in Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire and across the country, get compensation.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Leicestershire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents due to poor road conditions and accidents in the workplace.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

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.

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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