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

If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.

How we can help you

We have helped hundreds of people in Bottesford, Leicestershire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim compensation?

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

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or whether the defendant is uninsured.

It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to compensation. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online 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

Injury compensation calculator

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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Road accident claims in Bottesford

Bottesford cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians can start a claim for compensation if they have been hurt because of someone else's carelessness.

Whether you have been involved in a motorbike accident, or were hurt in a crash, this useful guide sets out how to make a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Bottesford

If you have suffered an injury as a result of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.

Whatever your job, whether you suffered a cut or laceration or have been exposed to asbestos, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place injuries

Officially recorded data demonstrate that slips and trips are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Nottinghamshire workplace. These types of accident are often lead to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes like being hit by moving machinery or an asphyxiation accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries such as bruised legs happening on potholes are also quite prevalent with recent pavement crack trips having occurred on Old Brumby Street and on Ashby High St.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you are just looking for closure or answers instead of financial compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can contact HQ Bridge Park Plaza, Bridge Park Road, Thurmaston, Leicester, Leicestershire, to make a formal complaint against Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.

Read more about Medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

Quittance's team recognise the vital difference injury compensation can make to the lives of people who have been impacted by serious injury. Damages will ease the financial load on an injured claimant and their family enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation. Quittance's network of solicitor firms have for many years aided claimants affected by major accidents.

Read more about Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Bottesford 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, Bottesford 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 Bottesford, 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

We can help

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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FAQs

What is your track record of injury claims in Bottesford?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Bottesford, Leicestershire and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

Last year, we assisted hundreds of claimants throughout Leicestershire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to accidents in the office.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

Will you need to choose a local Bottesford solicitor ?

The location of the law firm is not very important as injury cases are normally managed remotely.

However, you should choose a solicitors practice with medical facilities near Bottesford as you will usually need to attend a medical assessment.

The difference in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between solicitors can have a significant impact on your compensation.

To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a claimant being awarded compensation of £11,143 for mild tinnitus with some hearing loss can range from £6,686 to £9,471.

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Bottesford solicitor reviews

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Reading reviews is a great place to start when deciding which solicitor to sign up with.

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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.

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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