A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

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.

Do I have a claim for compensation?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and a third party was to blame, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a claim.

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Qualifying for personal injury compensation

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.

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Compensation Calculator

The personal injury compensation you will receive will depend on a number of points. Our injury calculator provides you with a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Leicester

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes 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 negotiating the highest damages for people who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Leicester.

For more information: No win, no fee road accident claim

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Work accident claims in Leicester

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock011
Machinery related injury332522
Explosion related010
Fire related (e.g. scars)111
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. diesel exhaust fumes)1534
Fall from height313534
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)321
Manual handling19192104
Physical assault494857
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)172151144
Struck against292322
Hit by vehicle10711
Struck by object704948
Trapped by something collapsing142

For more information: No win, no fee work accident claims

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Other claims

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.

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

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.

For more information: Serious injury compensation claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Leicester

When a patient is injured as the result of a GP, nurse or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you are only looking for a deeper understanding of what happened rather than starting an injury claim, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can contact HQ Bridge Park Plaza, Bridge Park Road, Thurmaston, Leicester, Leicestershire, for example, to make a formal complaint against Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.

For more information: Medical negligence compensation claim

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Leicester No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Leicester and the whole of the UK.

See: No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet the QLS team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Leicester and have a wealth of experience in short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their professionalism and their success rate in winning claims.

To meet more of our team, click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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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.

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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.

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.

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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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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