A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Broughton Astley or anywhere else in the UK, our expert injury solicitors will assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical at a local medical centre.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and another person was liable, our expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

Claims should usually be made within 3 years of the injury.

For the majority of injury claims, proving a claim will involve three issues. It must be proven that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

A brief, no-obligation consultation with an expert solicitor can give answers and invaluable guidance.

How much can I claim?

The compensation you will be awarded is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our claim calculator gives you an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Broughton Astley

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of trained personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in negotiating the highest settlements for people who have been injured in a road accident in Broughton Astley.

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Broughton Astley are reasonably common. Police reporters reveal that there were 24 fatal accidents, 162 serious accidents and 1703 slight accidents in 2013 in Leicestershire (Total events were 1889 local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,915.

Find out more: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Broughton Astley

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for claimants, from bricklayers to biomedical engineers, to claim compensation from their employer. Accident figures for the Blaby local authority collated under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Blaby Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Electrical injury211
Machinery related645
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)112
Fall from height (ladder)1288
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)011
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)463834
Struck against366
Struck by moving vehicle246
Hit by falling object141021
Trapped under falling object103

Find out more: Work accident compensation claim

Other claims handled by Quittance

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Officially recorded statistics show that employee slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent accident at work in Leicestershire. Slips and trips are often connected to injuries categorised as another type of accident e.g. being hit by tools in use, a fall from height or a quarry drowning accident. Public place (Blaby local authority) litigation for injuries such as sprained wrists suffered on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having occurred on High St.

Medical and clinical negligence in Broughton Astley

Clinical negligence is the term used when a person is injured due to the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want answers rather than a compensation award. For example, you can contact HQ Bridge Park Plaza, Bridge Park Road, Thurmaston, Leicester, Leicestershire, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.

Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation claim

Serious injury experts serving Broughton Astley

We understand the vital difference a successful claim will make to the lives of people whose lives have been affected by major injury. A successful claim will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues on an injured person so they can prioritise recovery.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Broughton Astley No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Broughton Astley and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the team

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Broughton Astley, including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen for their track record in recovering compensation and their specialist knowledge.

Meet the team - click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

What is Quittance's track record of injury claims in Broughton Astley?

Quittance is a national panel of expert personal injury solicitors that assists injured people in Broughton Astley, Leicestershire and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted 100's of claimants in Leicestershire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents in the workplace and car accidents.

Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.


Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

Finding the best personal injury solicitor

Finding the most suitable legal team to act for you is an important step towards negotiating the most compensation for your accident.

How do you ensure you select the best one for your needs?

Does the location of the lawyer matter?

As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a solicitor near you.

Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

The diversity in the amount of personal injury success fees and insurance premiums charged by firms often surprises claimants.

For example the amount of compensation retained by a claimant having been awarded ?67,653 for lung cancer might vary from ?40,592 to ?57,505.

Additional reading Compare solicitors quotes

Comparing Broughton Astley personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from formal and traditional to more casual and friendly. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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