Updated: Saturday, 6th August 2016
Whether you are based in Market Harborough or anywhere in the UK, our expert injury lawyers will take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.
Making a personal injury claim
Compensation claims must usually be made within a 3-year window.
Considerable legislation exists to provide support for individuals considering a claim, and our network of injury lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to their clients with regard to the strength of their claims.
In order to win a Market Harborough personal injury case, it must be proven that:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
Making your claim sooner will enable supporting evidence to be collected to strength by your lawyer.
Picking the best injury lawyer
Compensation for a claim can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be paid. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), however the quality of service does vary.
Given the impact your lawyer can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is vital.
Do I need to instruct a local legal firm ?
Choosing a nearby lawyers office is not particularly relevant as injury cases are normally handled by phone and email.
You will need to select a law firm that provides national medical coverage as Claimants will almost always have to attend a medical examination.
More on : Do you have a medical centre near me?
The contrast in the amount of fees charged by firms often surprises prospective Claimants.
For instance the amount retained by an injured person who was awarded £7,259 for injuries from inhaling toxic fumes or smoke can range from £4,355 to £6,170.
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Reviews for solicitors in Market Harborough
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from formal and traditional to sympathetic. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach taken by individual firms.
Compensation claims Quittance conducts
It is possible to claim compensation for a range of injury and illness in Market Harborough. Our team have assisted with injuries and illness including:
Slips and trips
Officially recorded figures expose the fact that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent accident in the Leicestershire workplace. They are sometimes lead to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by an object falling from a machine, when supporting another person or a harmful substance accident. Public place (Harborough local authority) claims for injuries like sprained wrists experienced on obstructed pathways are also common with kerb stone trips having occurred on Western Avenue and on St. Marys Place.
We understand the vital change a compensation claim will make to people whose lives have been impacted by serious injury.
Compensation will lessen the financial burden and reduce stress so an injured person and their dependants so they can focus on recovery. Quittance's network of solicitor firms have for many years aided people affected by serious accidents.
Lawyers can help with getting compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from noise induced hearing loss to dioxin poisoning.
Quittance has handled claims for contractors, self employed or employed people injured in an accident, from office workers to manufacturing engineers, to claim injury compensation. Accident information for the Harborough local authority are published under RIDDOR regulations by the Government:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Harborough Local Authority||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|
Road traffic claims
Our group of trained personal injury lawyers have vast experience in getting maximum damages for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car accident in Market Harborough.
Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Market Harborough are relatively frequent. Government statistics reveal a total of 1889 accidents (1703 slight accidents, 162 serious accidents and 24 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Leicestershire council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,915.
Medical negligence in Market Harborough
Medical negligence (which is now more precisely referred to as 'clinical negligence') is when an illness or injury follows a failing by a healthcare professional. Our panel of personal injury lawyers covering Market Harborough have handled cases brought against infirmaries and hospitals that include Market Harborough Hospital, 58 Coventry Road, Market Harborough, LE16 9DD.
Market Harborough No Win, No Fee Lawyers
No Win, No Fee agreements preserve clients from an obligation to settle their solicitor's fees if they do not win their injury claim.
A success fee can be charged by solicitors who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). The fee will be generally 25% and is taken from the compensation award.
Do I have to pay any fees?
Quittance's expert injury solicitors ensure No Win, No Fee means the injured party do not pay the lawyer's costs should your claim is lost. Click here for more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
What should you do next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Find out more
We give detailed answers helping Claimants determine whether to proceed.
If you have more questions before calling, see our FAQ section.
Ready to make your claim for compensation?
Call an injury claims expert on 0800 612 7456 to make your compensation claim. Alternatively, you can begin your claim for compensation online.
Speak to a member of our team today to discuss your potential claim. Call us on 0800 612 7456 or get a callback.