Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.

How Quittance can help

We have helped hundreds of people in Earl Shilton, Leicestershire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Can I claim compensation?

It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you suffered an illness or injury:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In practice, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether there is an untraceable defendant.

Talk to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim 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

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 Earl Shilton

You have a right to claim injury compensation if you are hurt on Earl Shilton's roads because of another road user's behaviour.

Regardless of whether you were involved as a pedestrian, or have been hurt in a car accident on Earl Shilton's roads, our team are here. This expert guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Earl Shilton

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp working through an agency, our guide to work accident claims shows you how best to make a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place injuries

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics demonstrate that slips and trips are the most common cause of injury at work in Leicestershire. These types of accident are sometimes the precursor to accidents categorised as something else e.g. being hit by material under pressure or a lake drowning accident. Public place (Hinckley and Bosworth local authority) litigation for injuries such as sprained ankles suffered on pavement ice are also quite prevalent with recent street trips having occurred on Moore Rd and on High St.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Medical negligence describes when a person is injured as the result of the lack of care of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you are only looking for a detailed explanation of what happened as opposed to starting an injury claim, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to make a formal complaint against Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, you can contact HQ Bridge Park Plaza, Bridge Park Road, Thurmaston, Leicester, Leicestershire.

Find out more: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

Courts understand that a serious injury will have a life-altering effect on an affected individual and their dependants. A successful claim should lessen the financial burden and reduce stress so a claimant and their family enabling them to focus on rehabilitation.

Find out more: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Earl Shilton 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, Earl Shilton 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 Earl Shilton, 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

Why choose us for your claim?

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

Have the solicitors handled many claims in Earl Shilton?

We are a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Earl Shilton, Leicestershire and across the UK, recover injury compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have helped 100's of injured claimants across Leicestershire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to accidents on building sites.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and expert advice, means you can focus on your recovery.

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

Will I have to choose a law firm near me?

Many injury lawyers operate across the country, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

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

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

Read Earl Shilton personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by solicitors, as with any service, vary enormously.

Reading reviews can be instructive when contemplating which lawyer best serves your needs.

Read Personal injury solicitor reviews

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 serious shoulder injuries, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £10,340 to £15,510 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

What are the road accident statistics in Earl Shilton

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Earl Shilton are relatively common with statistics showing 24 fatal accidents, 162 serious accidents and 1703 slight accidents in 2013 in Leicestershire (Total events were 1889 local authority. In 2014 accidents increased to 1,915.

The panel of trained solicitors have a wealth of experience in getting the best compensation for people who have been injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Earl Shilton.

Work accident statistics in Earl Shilton

The most recent 2019 work accident figures for the Hinckley and Bosworth Local Authority (2013/14) collated under RIDDOR by the HSE excerpted below:

Work accidents in Hinckley and Bosworth Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Unspecified12
Machinery related injury10
Fire related (e.g. burns)0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)0
Fall from height8
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)1
Lifting and handling injuries26
Physical assault3
Slip, trip, fall same level28
Struck against4
Struck by moving vehicle1
Struck by object13

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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