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

Our personal injury experts are here to help, so you can focus on your recovery.

If your injuries resulted from another person's actions or negligence, you may be able to make a no win, no fee compensation claim.

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.

Can a child claim injury compensation?

If you were injured as a child (under 18), you can start a claim at any time until your 21st birthday.

As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct a solicitor to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child.

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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

All road users owe a duty of care to all other road users. If you have suffered a road injury in Barrow upon Soar, or anywhere else in the UK, we can help you claim the no win, no fee compensation you need.

Regardless of whether you have been hurt in a collision on a roundabout, or have been involved riding a bike, our guide to road accident compensation claims explains everything you need to know about how to claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

Barrow upon Soar work accident claims

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

Whether your accident occurred while you were working as a retail worker or an HGV driver, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how to start a successful compensation claim.

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Work accident claims

Barrow upon Soar clinical negligence claims

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. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from one of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Barrow upon Soar, including Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (HQ Bridge Park Plaza, Bridge Park Road, Thurmaston, Leicester, Leicestershire).

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Clinical negligence compensation

Barrow upon Soar public place accident claims

Owners and operators of privately-owned land or property are known as 'occupiers'. Occupiers have a duty to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of anyone on their property.

Whether your accident happened on an uneven pavement or at an airport, and someone else was at fault, you may be able to start an injury claim.

If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.

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Occupier's liability injury claims

Serious injury compensation claims

Catastrophic injuries that involve long-term treatment and recovery, or have a debilitating impact on your life, include brain injuries, and skull or spinal fractures.

Your solicitor will liaise with doctors, health professionals and insurance providers to ensure you receive the care you need. Serious injury compensation will help to reduce the impact of bills and other expenses, so you can concentrate on your recovery.

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Serious and catastrophic injury compensation

Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?

No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Barrow upon Soar, and across the UK.

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Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Barrow upon Soar No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Barrow upon Soar injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of 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.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Barrow upon Soar and cross the UK.

If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance helped many claimants in Barrow upon Soar?

Whether you live in Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire, or elsewhere in the UK, we can help you make a no win, no fee compensation claim.

Whether your injury occurred in a car or motorbike accident, at work or as a result of a missed diagnosis we will ensure your case is handled by an expert, specialist solicitor.

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.

Barrow upon Soar personal injury solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Online reviews and word of mouth will make it easier choose the best solicitor for your needs.

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What are the road accident statistics in Barrow upon Soar?

Department of Transport data reveals there were 926 road accidents in Leicestershire in 2021, including 656 slight accidents, 250 accidents and 20 fatal accidents.

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.

What are the work accident statistics in Barrow upon Soar?

Per 100,000 workers, there were 294 non-fatal work accidents and 0.35 fatalities in Leicestershire in 2021.

Work accidents in Leicestershire (HSE)Reported Injuries
General10%
Electricity related0%
Machinery related9%
Fire related (e.g. scarrs)1%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)1%
Fall from height7%
Animal related0%
Lifting and handling injuries26%
Physical assault3%
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)30%
Struck against3%
Hit by vehicle1%
Struck by object7%
Trapped by something collapsing2%

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor