A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

If you live in Lutterworth or anywhere in the country, our expert injury solicitors are able to help with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Do I have a compensation claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and another person owed you a duty of care, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims for personal injury compensation must be made within three years of an injury in most cases.

To win a personal injury case, your lawyer must prove that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

Starting your claim sooner will enable supporting witness statements to be collected by your solicitor.

How much compensation could I get?

The total compensation you are likely to get depends on a number of criteria. Our claim calculator gives an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Lutterworth

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claimants, from forklift drivers to media buyers, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Work accident figures for the Harborough local authority are listed in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the HSE as follows:

Work accidents in Harborough Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related injury566
Explosion related001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. benzene)301
Fall from height (ladder)23109
Animal related (e.g. livestock)220
Lifting and carrying625743
Physical attack260
Slip, trip, fall same level446045
Struck against1678
Hit by vehicle1184
Struck by object242635
Trapped by something collapsing020

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Road traffic accident claims in Lutterworth

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Lutterworth are relatively commonplace with a total of 1889 accidents (1703 slight accidents, 162 serious accidents and 24 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Leicestershire local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 1,915. Accidents in Lutterworth in 2013 included crashes on the A426 and A4303 roundabout and on the slip road of the M1 and A4303 roundabout.

Quittance's panel of accredited legal advisors are experienced in achieving the highest damages for people injured in a road accident in Lutterworth.

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Other injury claims

Lutterworth lawyers for serious injury compensation claims

The Courts understand that serious injuries will have a major impact on an injured person. The Quittance team fight for the maximum compensation for serious injury and illness, including compensation for the cost of ongoing treatment and care. Our network of solicitors have aided claimants receive damages for a range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injury and illness categorised as catastrophic or serious include dioxin poisoning and eye injuries.

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Clinical and medical negligence in Lutterworth

Medical negligence describes when someone sustains an injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are just looking for a better understanding of events as opposed to financial damages. For example, you can write to HQ Bridge Park Plaza, Bridge Park Road, Thurmaston, Leicester, Leicestershire, to make a complaint against Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.

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Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can assist with securing compensation for industrial injuries ranging from dermatitis claims to farmers lung.

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Slip and trip injuries

Government data emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Leicestershire and the UK. They are quite often the precursor to injuries filed under a different category for instance being struck by moving machinery, a fall from height or an asphyxiation accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like broken ankles suffered on tripping on a street are also quite prevalent with recent pothole trips having occurred on Main St and on George St.

Lutterworth No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Lutterworth and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Lutterworth and including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Selected on the basis of their success rate in winning claims, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

What experience does Quittance have of claims in Lutterworth?

Quittance is a national network of expert personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Lutterworth, Leicestershire and across the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In 2017, we have assisted hundreds of people throughout Leicestershire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including injuries sustained from a fall at work and motorbike pillion passenger accidents.

Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, make our claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.


Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

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

Compensation for a claim for compensation can take months, and even years in cases of serious injury, to be settled. The SRA regulate the legal advice given by solicitors, however they do not regulate many factors of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, picking an injury lawyer that matches your needs is a crucial first step.

Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?

The majority of large firms operate across the country, 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 network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Comparing injury solicitors in Lutterworth - online reviews

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. 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 a fractured forearm could vary between ?5,390 and ?15,510 (based on 2015 market research).

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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