Updated: Tuesday, 9th August 2016
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.
Making a 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 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?".
Personal injury compensation cases our network of lawyers conducts
It is possible to claim compensation for a range of injury and illness in Lutterworth and across Leicestershire. Quittance can help with injuries and illness including:
Road accidents in Lutterworth
Accidents involving cars, mororbikes 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.
Quittances panel of accredited legal advisors are experienced in in achieving the highest damages for people injured in a road accident in Lutterworth.
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.
Personal injury lawyers can assist with securing compensation for industrial injuries ranging from dermatitis claims to farmers lung.
Clinical and medical negligence in Lutterworth
Medical negligence - more properly known as clinical negligence - is the term used to describe a breach in the duty of care on the part of a medical professional. Quittance's panel of injury solicitors covering Lutterworth have been instructed on claims brought against private and NHS hospitals including Feilding Palmer Hospital, Gilmorton Road, Lutterworth, LE17 4DZ.
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.
Accidents at work
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||5||6||6|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. benzene)||3||0||1|
|Fall from height (ladder)||23||10||9|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||2||2||0|
|Lifting and carrying||62||57||43|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||44||60||45|
|Hit by vehicle||11||8||4|
|Struck by object||24||26||35|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||2||0|
No Win, No Fee Solicitors in Lutterworth
When your claim is not won, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your lawyer means you are not required to pay the lawyer's legal costs. When you succeed in your claim, the legal costs will be paid by the Defendant or their insurer.
No Win, No Fee - Guaranteed
Some solicitors could charge additional fees should the case end prematurely. With our solicitors, No Win, No Fee is guaranteed, with no catches in the small print. Read more about our No Win, No Fee here
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
We give clear answers helping people affected by injury choose whether to start the claim.
Find answers to questions asked by potential Claimants on the FAQ page.
Ready to start?
You can start the claim for compensation here or call us on 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) to speak to Quittance's team.
If you need a specific question answered, contact on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.