A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Hinckley or anywhere in the country, our expert injury solicitors can handle your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a claim?

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

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Claims for personal injury compensation must usually be made within three years of an injury.

Whether claiming for a road accident in Hinckley or work-related illness, proving an injury claim has three key components. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Your lawyer should explain how each of the points relates to your injury claim.

Compensation calculator

The amount of compensation you will receive is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our online compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could win.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Hinckley

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people injured in an accident, from office workers to food technologists, to get the compensation they deserve. Work injury statistics in the Hinckley and Bosworth local authority collated under legislation by the Government and set out below:

Work accidents in Hinckley and Bosworth Local Authority (RIDAGGR)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

Read more: Injured at work claim

Road traffic accident claims in Hinckley

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of specialist personal injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in fighting for maximum awards for anyone hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Hinckley.

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Hinckley are relatively frequent. Gov.uk statistics show 24 fatal accidents, 162 serious accidents and 1703 slight accidents in 2013 in Leicestershire (Total events were 1889 local authority area. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,915. Incidents in the Hinckley region in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the B4666 and B590 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A47 and A447 crossroads.

Read more: Road accident compensation

Other claims handled by Quittance

Serious injury solicitors handling cases in Hinckley

Courts recognise that serious injuries can have a major effect on an individual.

Our network of expert lawyers work hard for maximum compensation for severe injury and illness, which includes claiming for medical and care costs.

Read more: Serious injury compensation

Slip and trip injuries

Officially recorded data demonstrate that slips and trips are by far the most frequent accident at work in Leicestershire. These types of accident are quite often the forerunner to injuries attributed to other reasons like being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery, when supporting another person or an electrocution accident. Public place (Hinckley and Bosworth local authority) cases for injuries such as bruised legs occurring on obstructed footpaths are also quite prevalent with recent dislodged paving slab trips having occurred in the area.

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help claimants with securing compensation for industrial injuries that range from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to hand arm vibration syndrome compensation.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation

Clinical and medical negligence in Hinckley

When a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you are only looking for a better understanding of events as opposed to financial damages, you could use the NHS Resolution process. You can contact HQ Bridge Park Plaza, Bridge Park Road, Thurmaston, Leicester, Leicestershire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.

Read more: Medical negligence compensation

Hinckley 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 Hinckley and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Hinckley and including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Selected for their winning track record, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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

How much experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Hinckley?

Quittance is a UK-wide network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that assists claimants in Hinckley, Leicestershire and across the country, get compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants throughout Leicestershire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents at work and public place accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, 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.

What factors to think about when selecting the best solicitor

It can take months for most minor injury claims to conclude. Matters involving disputed liability or severe injury can take much longer. The SRA are responsible for regulating strictly legal advice given by solicitors, but they are not responsible for many issues of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.

Your lawyer should be someone you can trust throughout the claims process to provide both practical advice and expert legal guidance.

Are Hinckley claimants restricted to only local law firms?

The majority of large firms operate nationwide, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

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

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

The diversity in success fees and ATE premiums between firms is quite significant

E.g. the amount of compensation retained by a claimant having been awarded ?48,419 for a very severe ankle injury could conceivably vary from ?29,051 to ?41,156.

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Personal injury solicitor reviews in Hinckley - What to consider

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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