A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Loughborough or anywhere else in England or Wales, our injury lawyers can assist with your claim and we will set up a medical report at a centre near you .

Do I have a claim for injury compensation?

Updated: September 10, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and a third party was liable, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Find out if you have a claimUse our online claim checker

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within three years of an injury.

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as repetitive strain injuries are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In such cases, it is the date of diagnosis that is important.

To win a Loughborough personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate 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.

The solicitor can take you through these key issues and will look at how they apply in your case.

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How much compensation can I claim?

The compensation you will be awarded is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

Find out how much you can claimUse our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Loughborough

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people injured in an accident, from lathe operators to manufacturing engineers, to get the compensation they deserve. Injury and illness statistics in the Charnwood local authority are compiled under RIDDOR regulations by the HSE in the following table:

Work accidents in Charnwood Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
General242514
Electricity related210
Machinery related81012
Fire related (e.g. scars)011
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)221
Fall from height17139
Animal related110
Lifting and handling injuries752536
Physical assault674
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)504842
Struck against554
Hit by vehicle442
Struck by object241910
Trapped by something collapsing003

See: Work injury compensation claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Loughborough

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Loughborough are quite common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 1889 accidents (1703 slight accidents, 162 serious accidents and 24 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Leicestershire local authority. In 2014 accidents increased to 1,915. 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.

Quittance's group of certified no win no fee solicitors have a wealth of experience in securing maximum compensation for people injured in a road accident in Loughborough.

See: Road accident compensation claim

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Other types of claim

Clinical negligence 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. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

You can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for answers instead of injury compensation. For example, you can contact HQ Bridge Park Plaza, Bridge Park Road, Thurmaston, Leicester, Leicestershire, to make a complaint against Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.

See: Medical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from respiratory diseases to asthma caused by grain.

See: Industrial disease compensation

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Government statistics underscore the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Leicestershire in 2014/15. Slips and trips are typically related to injuries categorised as something else for instance being hit by a moving object, being trapped by something collapsing or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place accident claims injuries like fractured ankles occurring on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with falls having occurred on Sharpley Rd and on Forest Rd.

Loughborough experts for serious injury compensation

We recognise the critical change compensation will make to the lives of severely injured Claimants. By limiting the financial pressure serious injury imposes on an injured person and their family, an injury claim allows them to prioritise their recovery and rehabilitation.

See: Serious injury compensation

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Loughborough No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Loughborough and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet the team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Loughborough, from short-term injury cases to catastrophic injury. Our lawyers are selected for their years of specialist experience and their success rate in winning claims.

Meet more of the Quittance 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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What experience do Quittance solicitors have of handling claims in Loughborough?

We are a nationwide network of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Loughborough, Leicestershire and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Leicestershire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from scaffolding accidents to car accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make the claims process as stress-free as possible.

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FAQs

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.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

In many cases a personal injury claim can take several months to complete and for severe injuries, claims may run for one or two years. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, but the quality of service does vary.

Your legal representative should be someone you can trust throughout your claim to offer compassionate practical advice and legal guidance.

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for severe knee injuries could vary between ?56,375 and ?77,770 (based on 2015 market research).

Check Loughborough personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary to a large extent.

Reading reviews can certainly be informative when weighing up which lawyer to choose.

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Are Loughborough Claimants restricted to only local law firms?

As with many professional services, you do not need to choose a personal injury solicitor near you.

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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