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, Quittance Legal Services can help.

How we can help

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 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury 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

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 Leicester

Drivers may be able to claim compensation if they have been injured on Leicester's roads because of another party's actions.

It does not matter whether you were injured in a cycling accident, or have been hurt in a collision, our specialist team are here. Quittance's guide to road accident compensation claims explains everything you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident 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.

Whatever you do for a living, whether you had a crash or developed RSI, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Injuries in a public place

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.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from asbestos related illness to irritant contact dermatitis.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation claims

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

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

Other types of claim

Leicester 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, Leicester 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 Leicester, 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

How we can help

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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FAQs

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.

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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.

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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