Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
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.
Making an injury claim
Claims for personal injury compensation must usually be made within three years of an injury.
Considerable legislation exists to provide support for injured people who seek compensation, and our network of specialist solicitors have years of experience giving advice to clients on the strength of their claims.
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.
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.
Which kinds of claims does Quittance conduct in Hinckley?
Compensation could be arranged for a range of injury and illness in Hinckley and across Leicestershire. We can assist with injuries including:
Accidents in the workplace
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||6||9||10|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||1||2||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)||0||1||0|
|Fall from height||13||18||8|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||3||1||1|
|Lifting and handling injuries||53||20||26|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||35||31||28|
|Struck by moving vehicle||7||4||1|
|Struck by object||23||5||13|
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.
Road traffic claims
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.
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.
Clinical and medical negligence in Hinckley
Clinical negligence - once known as medical negligence - is when an injury or illness results from a breach of the duty of care by a medical provider. Quittance's panel of lawyers acting for Leicestershire and Hinckley have helped people with legal action brought against infirmaries and hospitals including Hinckley & District Hosp, Mount Road, Hinckley, LE10 1AG.
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.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers in Hinckley
Lawyers handling Hinckley injury claims mostly work on a CFA (Conditional Fee Agreement). This is commonly referred to as a No Win, No Fee agreement.
This No Win, No Fee agreement prevents the lawyer from charging you any legal costs if the case is lost.
A success fee is charged by lawyers serving Hinckley who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The success fee is usually 25% and will be taken out of the Claimant's award.
The 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee
Some firms may charge additional fees should the case end prematurely. Using our solicitors, your No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with nothing extra in the small print.
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What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Making the right decision depends on the correct information. Get your questions answered before you make a decision.
If you would like to know more before you are ready to call, see our FAQs.
Ready to start?
When you have made the decision to proceed, you can start the claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or with the contact form.
Our expert team help injured people every day. If you have further questions, you can call us on 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback.