Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.

Our services

Each year, we help injured people in Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Can I claim compensation?

If you have been injured or made ill in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful claim will be possible, including the specific details of the accident, whether a minor was injured or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.

We can confirm your eligibility to claim over the phone. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal 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

Calculate my 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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Barrow Upon Soar road accident claims

Drivers and other road users are entitled to start a claim for compensation if they are injured on Barrow Upon Soar's roads due to another party's negligence.

Regardless of whether you have been hurt in a collision on a roundabout, or have been involved riding a cycle on Barrow Upon Soar's roads, Quittance's guide to road accident compensation claims explains everything you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Barrow upon Soar

You may be eligible to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how to start a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

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.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

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

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

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. The 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

Other types of claim

Barrow upon Soar 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, Barrow upon Soar 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 Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire 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

Can Quittance help me?

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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Frequently asked questions

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.

The 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.

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.

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.

What are the road accident statistics in Barrow upon Soar

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.

Barrow Upon Soar work accident statistics

The most recent 2019 accident at work figures in the Charnwood Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled under RIDDOR by the HSE in the following table:

Workplace accidents in Charnwood Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
General14
Electricity related0
Machinery related12
Fire related (e.g. scarrs)1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)1
Fall from height9
Animal related0
Lifting and handling injuries36
Physical assault4
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)42
Struck against4
Hit by vehicle2
Struck by object10
Trapped by something collapsing3

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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor