Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If your life has been affected by illness or injury, Quittance Legal Services are here to help.

Our personal injury services

We have helped injured people in Market Harborough, Leicestershire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident, whether there was a criminal incident or whether causation can be established.

We would be happy to give you a clearer answer. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker:

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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.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

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.

What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)

Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

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:

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Market Harborough road accident claims

Drivers, pedestrians and riders should be able to claim compensation if they have been hurt on Market Harborough's roads because of someone else's carelessness.

Whether you were a passenger in a car accident on Market Harborough's roads, or were involved as a pedestrian, our team are here. Our road accident compensation guide explains what you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Market Harborough

If you were injured at work through no fault of your own, you should be able to claim compensation.

No matter what your job is - whether you are a plasterer injured on a building site or an accountant injured in the office, our work injury claim guide shows you how to make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Clinical negligence

When someone is injured as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

You can raise a formal complaint if you just want a better understanding of events as opposed to injury compensation. To make a formal complaint against Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, for example, you can write to HQ Bridge Park Plaza, Bridge Park Road, Thurmaston, Leicester, Leicestershire.

Find out more: Medical negligence compensation claims

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help with getting compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from noise induced hearing loss to dioxin poisoning.

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation claims

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

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.

Find out more: Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Market Harborough No win, no fee Solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Under a CFA, Market Harborough injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.

The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Market Harborough, Leicestershire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.

By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.

You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.

What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?

You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Why choose us for your claim?

Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.

Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.

If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

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FAQs

What is your track record of handling claims in Market Harborough?

We are a nationwide panel of award winning personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people injured in Market Harborough, Leicestershire and throughout the country, obtain compensation.

The solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Leicestershire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from industrial disease to pedestrian accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, enables you to focus on your recovery.

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

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.

Additional reading Get a personal injury quote

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.

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Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If 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 on behalf of the injured person.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?

You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.

However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can 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.

Taken from average case times, 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.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

Will I have to go to court?

Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.

Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.

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

Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?

No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Can I get an early 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 before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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