Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.
Making a no win, no fee claim could help you get the compensation you need for an injury or ilness that wasn't your fault.
Each year, we help injured claimants in Leicester, Leicestershire and across the UK get compensation for:
Can I make a claim?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred.
- 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 no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether a child was injured.
It costs nothing to find out if you have a valid claim. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker.
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my injury compensation
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:
Road accident claims in Leicester
All road users, including cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians, owe a duty of care to all other users. If you have been injured as a result of the actions or negligence of another road user, you may be able to start a no win, no fee claim for compensation.
It does not matter whether you were injured in a cycling accident, or have been hurt in a collision, our specialist team are here. Our guide to road accident compensation claims explains everything you need to know about how to claim.
Work injury claims in Leicester
Have you have had an accident at work and your employer, or another member of staff, was liable? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.
Whether you suffered an injury when working as a forklift driver or a firefighter, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful claim.
Medical negligence claims in Leicester
Medical negligence is the term for when a patient suffers injury or illness due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.
Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation
Public place accidents in Leicester
Whether you were injured in a shopping centre or in a car park, and another party caused your injury, you could be entitled to claim.
If you have been injured in an accident in public, we can help you make a public place accident claim for financial compensation.
Serious injury compensation claims
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.
For more information: Serious injury compensation claims
Leicester No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Leicester injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Leicester, Leicestershire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Leicester and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
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What is your track record of handling claims in Leicester?
Quittance Legal Services is a national network of award winning personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Leicester, Leicestershire and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.
In 2017, we assisted hundreds of claimants throughout Leicestershire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to scaffolding accidents.
With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.
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.
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.
Find out more Solicitor reviews
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.
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.