No Win, No Fee injury compensation

If an injury or illness has affected your life or ability to work, we can help.

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, you may be eligible to claim compensation.

How did your injury happen?

Depending on how your injury happened, the compensation claims process will vary. A specialist solicitor will guide you through the stages of making a claim.

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Am I entitled to make a claim?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you suffered an injury:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?

Yes. In practice, various other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, including the type of illness or injury, how close to the claim limitation date you are or whether causation can be established.

A short phone call will tell you whether you can claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Claim Checker.

Can I start an injury claim on behalf of a child?

An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child, as a 'litigation friend'. If you suffered an injury as a child, you have until you turn 21 years old to claim compensation.

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Child injury compensation claims

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.

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.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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.

Road accident claims in Loughborough

Official gov.uk data for 2021 shows there were 926 road accidents in Leicestershire. There were 656 slight accidents, 250 accidents and 20 fatal accidents in 2021. Incidents in Loughborough in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A6004 and A6 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A6 and B5350 crossroads.

All road users, including cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians, owe a duty of care to all other 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 no win, no fee claim for compensation.

Whether you injured when riding a bike, or have been hurt in a collision, we can assist. Our guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident injury claim.

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Work injury claims in Loughborough

In 2021, there were 696 non-fatal work accidents and 1 fatalities in Leicestershire.

If you were injured at work in the last three years, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you suffered an injury when working as a crane operator or a delivery driver, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

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Work accident compensation

How common are Loughborough work accidents?

HSE-reported work accidents in LeicestershireReported Injuries
General10%
Electricity related0%
Machinery related9%
Fire related (e.g. scars)1%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)1%
Fall from height7%
Animal related0%
Lifting and handling injuries26%
Physical assault3%
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)30%
Struck against3%
Hit by vehicle1%
Struck by object7%
Trapped by something collapsing2%

Medical negligence claims in Loughborough

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP or other health worker. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from a private clinic or NHS trust covering Loughborough, including Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (HQ Bridge Park Plaza, Bridge Park Road, Thurmaston, Leicester, Leicestershire).

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Claim clinical negligence compensation

Public place injury claims in Loughborough

There is a legal duty on the owners (occupiers) of premises to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of visitors.

Whether your accident occurred in an office or in a car park, you could be entitled to make an injury claim.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a public place, we can help.

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Public place accident compensation claims

Serious injury compensation

Catastrophic injuries that require extensive or ongoing treatment, or have a debilitating impact on your life, could include brain or spinal injuries, amputation, burns or multiple fractures.

If you have suffered a serious injury, we recognise how important a successful injury claim will be towards supporting your recovery.

Our panel of expert catastrophic injury solicitors understand the difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.

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Serious injury compensation

Will I need to go into a solicitor's office?

Personal injury claims are conducted remotely. This means you won't have to travel to your solicitor's office when making a claim.

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 start a claim, you will speak to a specialist solicitor. Your solicitor will always be available to answer any questions, and they will keep you updated every step of the way.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

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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 Loughborough 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:

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  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

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FAQs

Has Quittance helped many claimants in Loughborough?

Whether you live in Loughborough, Leicestershire, or elsewhere in the UK, we can help you make a no win, no fee compensation claim.

Whether your injury occurred on public transport or in a public place we will ensure your case is handled by an expert, specialist solicitor.

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.

Loughborough solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, but service levels vary considerably.

Personal recommendations and online reviews will make it easier to choose the best solicitor for your needs.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

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.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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**

*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.

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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.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator