A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Leicestershire or anywhere in the country, our solicitors can help with your claim and we will set up a medical at a centre near you .

Have I got a claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and someone else was at fault, we can help you make a compensation claim.

Can I claim?Check claim

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims for compensation should usually be made within a three-year window.

In order to win a Leicestershire personal injury case, your lawyer must prove that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

Making your claim as soon as possible will enable your solicitor to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.

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Calculate my compensation

The injury compensation you are likely to receive depends on a number of factors. Our online calculator provides an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

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

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Further information: Road accident compensation

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Work accident claims in Leicestershire

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for contractors, self employed or employed people, from members of the army to investment fund managers, to seek financial compensation. Work injury statistics in the Leicester local authority collated in accordance with legislation by the HSE 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

Further information: Work accident compensation claim

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Other types of claim

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

Leicestershire serious injury compensation

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

Slips and trips

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.

Medical negligence in Leicestershire

Clinical negligence is the term used when someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a consultant or other health professional. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you just want answers instead of financial compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can write to HQ Bridge Park Plaza, Bridge Park Road, Thurmaston, Leicester, Leicestershire, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.

Further information: Clinical negligence compensation claims

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Leicestershire No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Leicestershire and throughout the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee personal injury claims.

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Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Leicestershire and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected for their track record in winning cases, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

Meet the 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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How much experience do Quittance 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.

Our 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.

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Frequently asked questions

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.

How to find the best lawyer

Finding the most appropriate PI solicitor to help you is a crucial step towards securing the best compensation settlement for your injuries.

How can you ensure you select the best company to represent you?

Look into 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?

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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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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