Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.

How can we help

Every year, we help injured claimants in Leicestershire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury claim?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you were injured:

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

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or when the date of knowledge was.

A short phone call will tell you whether you have a valid compensation claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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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Leicestershire road accident claims

You are entitled to claim compensation if you are involved in an accident and injured on Leicestershire's roads because of the behaviour of another driver.

Whether you sustained an injury in a hit-and-run, or have been hurt in a car collision, Quittance's guide sets out what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Leicestershire

You may be able to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place injuries

Officially recorded data underscore the fact that slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most prevalent cause of injury in the East Midlands workplace in 2015. These types of accident are quite often connected to injuries attributed to other reasons e.g. being struck by a falling object, being trapped by something collapsing or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place claims for injuries such as bruised backs occurring on poorly maintained roads are also common with recent slips and trips having happened on Uppingham Rd and on Brackley Close.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Lawyers can assist with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from asbestosis to benzene poisoning.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation claim

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

Quittance understand the critical difference compensation will make to people whose lives have been affected by catastrophic and serious injury. Damages should lessen the financial burden and reduce stress so an injured person and their dependants enabling them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Leicestershire 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, Leicestershire 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 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 do I start a claim?

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.

Call us FREE 0800 612 7456 or arrange a callback:

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Frequently asked questions

How much experience do the solicitors have of handling claims in Leicestershire?

We are a national panel of SRA regulated solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Leicestershire and throughout the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

The solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Leicestershire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents on building sites to car accidents.

With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, enables you to 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. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

Leicestershire personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice provided by solicitors can vary to a large extent.

Reviews can certainly be helpful when trying to decide which solicitor to instruct.

Read more : Personal injury solicitors reviews

Are Leicestershire claimants restricted to only local lawyers?

Many solicitors operate nationwide, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

Medicals 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 the amount of success fees charged by law firms is important for claimants.

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant who was awarded £9,401 for a fractured femur can range from £5,640 to £7,990.

Further reading How much can you claim?

What are the road accident statistics in Leicestershire

Our network of certified no win no fee personal injury solicitors have years of experience in obtaining the best compensation for people hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Leicestershire.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Leicestershire are not uncommon. Government statistics reveal a total of 1189 accidents (1097 slight accidents, 89 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Leicester local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,208.

Leicestershire work accident statistics

The latest 2019 work injury statistics in the Leicester Local Authority (2013/14) collated in accordance with legislation by the HSE in the table below:

Work accidents in Leicester Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
General45
Electric shock1
Machinery related injury22
Explosion related0
Fire related (e.g. scarrs)1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. diesel exhaust fumes)4
Fall from height34
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)1
Manual handling104
Physical assault57
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)144
Struck against22
Hit by vehicle11
Struck by object48
Trapped by something collapsing2

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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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