A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

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.

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and a third party was at fault, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

Compensation A claim must usually be made within a 3-year window.

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.

How much can I claim?

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive depends on a number of criteria. Our online injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Market Harborough

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Find out more: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Market Harborough

Worker injured in accident

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 Authority2011/122012/132013/14
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

Find out more: Work accident compensation claims

Other types of claim

Medical negligence in Market Harborough

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

Serious injury

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

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

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. Mary's Place.

Market Harborough 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 Market Harborough and the whole of the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance's national panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Market Harborough and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their knowledge and expertise and their success rate in winning claims.

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 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.

Our 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.

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.

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.

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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