Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
Whether you live in Leicester or anywhere in the country, our solicitors can help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a medical centre near you.
Making a claim
Claims for compensation must usually be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.
Whether compensation is being claimed for a work-related illness or road accident, there are three key components to proving a claim. It needs to be shown that:
- the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
- the duty of care was breached
- this breach caused your illness or injury
Information and legal advice will be provided by a free phone consultation with an Leicester injury lawyer.
How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?
Finding a suitable legal expert to represent you is a crucial step towards receiving the best settlement or award.
With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Leicester - what is the best way to make sure you select the most appropriate legal practice to handle your case?
Are Leicester Claimants restricted to only local law firms?
As with many professional services, you do not need to select a solicitor near you.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
Look into Leicester personal injury solicitor reviews
Service standards provided by solicitors can vary a great deal.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be enlightening when mulling over which solicitor best serves your needs.
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Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for a broken leg, for example, ranges from £14,520 to £22,440 (based on 2015 market data).
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
What kinds of claims does Quittance handle in Leicester?
Compensation can be claimed for a range of injury and illness across Leicester. Our team have assisted with injuries and illness including:
Road traffic compensation claims
Road accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Leicester are common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 1189 accidents (1097 slight accidents, 89 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Leicester local authority district. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,208. Accidents in the Leicester region in 2013 included collisions on the dual carriageway of the A47 and A594 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the A594 and A426 junction.
Our panel of trained road traffic accident (RTA) solicitors are experienced in in negotiating the highest damages for people who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Leicester.
Serious injury solicitors serving Leicester
The lasting effect serious and catastrophic injury has is understood by Courts and insurance companies when working out compensation. By limiting the financial pressure serious injury puts on a Claimant and their dependants, an injury claim enables Claimants to focus on rehabilitation. Our network of expert solicitors engage with insurance companies, the Defendant's representatives and doctors and health professionals to make sure families affected by severe accidents get legal and medical support. Injuries which are considered to be catastrophic or serious range from cerebral palsy to concussion.
Accidents at work
We have assisted Claimants, from metal workers to investment bankers, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Work accident data for the Leicester local authority are published under regulations by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:
|Work accidents in Leicester Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||33||25||22|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||1||1||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. diesel exhaust fumes)||15||3||4|
|Fall from height||31||35||34|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||3||2||1|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||172||151||144|
|Hit by vehicle||10||7||11|
|Struck by object||70||49||48|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||4||2|
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Officially reported statistics emphasise the fact that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most common cause of injury in the Leicestershire workplace. They are frequently the precursor to accidents attributed to other reasons such as being hit by hand tools in use or an electrocution accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries like broken wrists experienced on tripping on a street are also quite common with falls having happened on the Shires Walk and on High Street.
Medical and clinical negligence in Leicester
Clinical negligence (until recently referred to as medical negligence) is when there has been a breach of duty by a General Practitioner or any other medical provider. An illustration of this might be an item left in a patient during surgery claim. Our select panel of solicitors covering Leicestershire and Leicester have worked on cases made against healthcare providers including Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Infirmary Square, Leicester, LE1 5WW.
Legal advisors can help with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from asbestos related illness to irritant contact dermatitis.
Leicester No Win, No Fee Personal Injury Solicitors
No Win, No Fee agreements cover Claimants from the obligation to pay solicitors' fees if their claim is not successful.
A 'success fee' will be charged by injury lawyers working under a No Win, No Fee agreement. This fee will be taken out of the injured Claimant's compensation and is in most cases 25 percent.
Are there any hidden fees?
We promise No Win, No Fee means a Claimant do not need to pay any of your lawyer's legal costs in the event that your claim is lost. Click here to learn more about about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get answers to your questions
We provide clear information to help Claimants determine whether to go ahead.
Find more information online without being required to pick up the phone. See more frequently asked questions here.
Ready to begin a personal injury claim?
Once you have made the choice to proceed, you can begin your claim for compensation by calling 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or via Quittance's contact form here.
Contact our network of specialists to discuss your claim. Request a free callback or phone 0800 612 7456.