Have you been 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 can we help

We have helped injured claimants in Hinckley, Leicestershire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

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

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or if there is an uninsured driver involved.

It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to injury compensation. Speak to an expert now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online 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 Hinckley

Hinckley road users have the right to claim injury compensation if they have been injured due to another party's actions.

Whether you were hurt in a crash on Hinckley's roads, or have been involved in a cycling accident, the Quittance expert guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Hinckley

If you were injured at work in the last three years, you should be able to claim compensation.

Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Injuries in a public place

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.

Public place accident claims

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

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

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

Other types of claim

Hinckley 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, Hinckley 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 Hinckley, 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

Our team

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

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.

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.

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.

What are the road accident statistics in Hinckley

The 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.

Work accident statistics in Hinckley

The latest 2019 work injury stats in the Hinckley and Bosworth Local Authority (2013/14) collated under legislation by the Government and set out below:

Work accidents in Hinckley and Bosworth Local Authority (RIDAGGR)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.

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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