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.
You can make a no win, no fee compensation claim with the help and support of a personal injury solicitor.
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.
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
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.
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:
Leicestershire road accident claims
Drivers, cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians all owe a duty of care to all other road 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 claim for compensation.
Whether you sustained an injury in a hit-and-run, or have been hurt in a car crash, our guide sets out what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.
Leicestershire work injury claims
You may be able to claim work accident compensation if you've been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whether you were injured or became ill working as a care home worker or a delivery driver, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful claim.
Leicestershire medical negligence claims
Medical negligence describes when someone suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP or other health worker. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from any of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Leicestershire.
Leicestershire public place injury claims
Owners and operators (occupiers) of publicly accessible premises have a duty of care to ensure the safety of anyone on their property.
Whether you were hurt on a loose paving stone on a footpath or on a station platform, and a third party caused your accident, you could be able to start an injury claim.
If you have suffered an injury as a result of an accident in public, we can help.
Compensation claims for serious injuries
A serious or catastrophic injury is when the injury results in, long-term medical problems, lengthy or ongoing medical treatments, permanent disability or reduced life-expectancy. Serious injuries typically include brain or spinal injuries, but could also include other illnesses and injuries such as loss of sight, cancer and back injuries.
If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.
Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with care professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the best medical and financial support.
Leicestershire 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.
Leicestershire 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 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 Leicestershire 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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if you can claim
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to start a claim
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|
|Machinery related injury||22|
|Fire related (e.g. scarrs)||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. diesel exhaust fumes)||4|
|Fall from height||34|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||1|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||144|
|Hit by vehicle||11|
|Struck by object||48|
|Trapped by something collapsing||2|
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.