Personal injury solicitors
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. We will help you get the compensation you need to fund your recovery
The claims process is different, depending on how and where you were injured. Personal injury solicitors tend to specialise in specific types of claim.
Please select how you were injured:
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.
Do I have longer to claim if injured as a child?
Claimants who were injured as a child have until their 21st birthday to make a claim on their own behalf. If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
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.
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
Vehicle accidents in Leicestershire are quite common. Department of Transport data shows there were 926 road accidents in Leicestershire in 2021 (656 slight accidents, 250 accidents and 20 fatalities).
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
In 2021, there were 696 non-fatal work accidents and 1 fatalities in Leicestershire, based on official records.
|HSE-reported work accidents in Leicestershire||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||4%|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||0%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. diesel exhaust fumes)||1%|
|Fall from height||7%|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||0%|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||29%|
|Hit by vehicle||2%|
|Struck by object||10%|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0%|
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.
Will I need to go into a solicitor's office?
Personal injury claims are carried out by phone, post and email, so there will be no need to travel to your solicitor's office when claiming compensation.
A friendly advisor will talk to you about what happened on a brief phone call. Your advisor can then confirm if you may have a claim, but there is no obligation to proceed.
If you decide to make a compensation claim, your solicitor will take you through the process over the phone. You will be able to speak to your solicitor at any stage and you wlll receive regular updates.
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.
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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:
Frequently asked questions
Has Quittance helped many claimants in Leicestershire?
Whether you live in Leicestershire, the East Midlands, or elsewhere in the UK, we can help you make a no win, no fee compensation claim.
Whether your injury occurred in a bicycle accident, because of a coworker's negligence or in a public place we will ensure your case is handled by an expert, specialist solicitor.
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 solicitor reviews
All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, but service levels vary considerably. Online reviews and word of mouth will help you to choose the best injury lawyer for your needs.
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If, for example, 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 for them.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly to blame?
Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.
You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).
If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.
How long will my claim take?
The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.
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**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.
Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.
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.