A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Coalville or anywhere else in the UK, our expert solicitors are able to take on your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and another person was responsible, Quittance can assist you with an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims for personal injury compensation should be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury in most cases.

For the majority of injury claims, proving a claim involves three components. It needs to be proven that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

How much can I claim?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded will depend on a number of points. Our easy to use claim calculator gives an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Coalville

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people, from plasterers to clinical microbiologists, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Accident information in the Coalville local authority are published in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the HSE excerpted below:

Workplace accidents in North West Leicestershire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock120
Machinery related injury966
Fire related010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toluene)411
Fall from height23917
Injured by an animal200
Lifting and handling injuries966151
Physical assault686
Slip, trip or fall644343
Struck against8123
Struck by moving vehicle264
Struck by object351822

Further information: Injured at work compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Coalville

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Coalville are quite common. Gov.uk statistics show 24 fatal accidents, 162 serious accidents and 1703 slight accidents in 2013 in Leicestershire (Total events were 1889 council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,915.

Our network of proficient no win no fee lawyers have years of experience in negotiating optimum compensation for people who have been injured in a road accident in Coalville.

Further information: Road accident compensation

Other claims handled by Quittance

Slip and trip accidents

Recorded figures stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are still the most common cause of injury at work in Leicestershire. These types of accident are frequently connected to accidents recorded in another category for instance being struck by a moving object or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as torn ligaments suffered on raised kerb stones are also common with falls having happened on Lower Moor Rd and on Hall Lane.

Coalville serious injury compensation claims

The impact serious injury can have will be acknowledged by Courts when calculating a claim. By limiting the financial pressure a serious injury places on an injured claimant and their family, injury compensation allows individuals to prioritise recovery. Our panel of specialist serious injury solicitors have aided people claim damages for a wide range of severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as catastrophic or serious include birth negligence, spinal cord damage and radiation exposure.

Further information: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Medical negligence in Coalville

When a patient suffers injury or illness due to the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want a formal account of what went wrong instead of financial compensation. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, for example, you can contact HQ Bridge Park Plaza, Bridge Park Road, Thurmaston, Leicester, Leicestershire.

Further information: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

Coalville 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 Coalville and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance's national panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Coalville and including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their specialist knowledge and their track record in winning cases.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

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

What experience do your solicitors have of injury claims in Coalville?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of SRA regulated solicitors that assists people injured in Coalville, Leicestershire and across the country, get compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have helped hundreds of people across Leicestershire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents due to poor road conditions to part-time worker injuries.

With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.


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

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

Compensation for a claim for compensation can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be settled. The SRA regulates all solicitors, but service levels can vary.

Given the impact your solicitor can have on your life and your recovery, finding a solicitor that meets your needs is vital.

Look into Coalville personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of advice offered by lawyers, as with any service, can differ.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be instructive when contemplating which solicitor to sign up with.

See : Personal injury solicitors reviews

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For a moderate thumb injury, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?7,810 to ?10,175 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

Does the location of the solicitor matter?

You do not need to pick a solicitor near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

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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