A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

No matter whether you are based in Earl Shilton or anywhere in the country, our experienced injury lawyers are able to manage your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a centre near you .

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, our expert solicitors can help you make a claim.

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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.

See a list of what you can claim for:

Examples of special damages include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Find out what your claim could be worth now

Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated.

If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.

Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.

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Eligibility to claim

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions such as industrial deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what is important in such cases.

In most cases, proving a claim involves three components. It must be shown on the balance of probabilities that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Beginning your claim sooner will enable supporting witness statements to be collected by the solicitor.

How much can I claim?

The amount of compensation you will receive will depend on a variety of factors. Our online compensation calculator gives you a good idea of the compensation you could win.

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Work accident claims in Earl Shilton

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for self employed and employed people hurt in an accident, from dental nurses to control and instrumentation engineers, to claim maximum compensation. Work accident figures for the Hinckley and Bosworth local authority collated under RIDDOR by the HSE excerpted below:

Work accidents in Hinckley and Bosworth Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related injury6910
Fire related (e.g. burns)120
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)010
Fall from height13188
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)311
Lifting and handling injuries532026
Physical assault403
Slip, trip, fall same level353128
Struck against444
Struck by moving vehicle741
Struck by object23513

Find out more: No win, no fee work injury compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Earl Shilton

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Our 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.

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

Other injury claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Earl Shilton

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

Earl Shilton specialists for serious injury compensation claims

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

Slip, trip and fall accidents

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.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with claiming compensation for industrial illness that range from dermatitis claims to farmers lung.

Find out more: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Earl Shilton No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Earl Shilton and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Earl Shilton, from short-term injury cases to long term industrial disease. Selected on the basis of their winning track record, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

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

Have Quittance 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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

Instructing the most appropriate legal team to represent you is a critical step towards successfully claiming the highest compensation settlement.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Earl Shilton, what is the best way to make sure you select the best firm to handle 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?".

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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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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