Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.

How Quittance can help

Each year, we help injured people in Markfield, Leicestershire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Can I claim?

It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you suffered an illness or injury:

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

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In practice, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the circumstances of your injury, the location of the injury or whether causation can be established.

Why not speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury 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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Markfield road accident claims

Markfield drivers and other road users are entitled to claim compensation if they have been hurt as the result of another party's negligence.

No matter if you have been hurt in a crash, or sustained an injury in a motorbike accident, Quittance's road accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about the claims process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Markfield

Have you been injured at work and your employer or another member of staff was liable? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.

Whatever your job is, whether you suffered a cut or laceration or developed carpal tunnel syndrome, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Reported figures reveal that employee slips, trips and falls continue to be the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Leicestershire and the UK in 2014/15. They are often the initiators of accidents classified under another heading for instance being hit by another person, a crush injury from something overturning or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries such as sprained arms experienced on potholes are also quite common with pothole trips having happened on Leicester Rd and on Chitterman Way.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

When a patient is injured as the result of a GP, nurse or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you only want the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to injury compensation. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, you can contact HQ Bridge Park Plaza, Bridge Park Road, Thurmaston, Leicester, Leicestershire.

More about No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

The long-term effect of a serious or catastrophic injury will be understood by solicitors and insurers when working out what a claim is worth. Compensation will ease the financial load on an injured person and their dependants so they can focus on rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of specialist solicitor firms correspond with the Courts and insurers to make sure claimants impacted by severe accidents get the legal and medical support they need.

More about No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Markfield 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, Markfield 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 Markfield, 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

How do I start the process?

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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Frequently asked questions

What is Quittance's track record of injury claims in Markfield?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of award winning personal injury solicitors that assists claimants in Markfield, Leicestershire and across the country, recover injury compensation.

We have helped 100's of injured claimants across Leicestershire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from ladder accidents to accidents due to poor road conditions.

With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, enables you to focus on your recovery.

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

What should you consider when checking Markfield solicitor reviews?

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from formal and traditional to sympathetic. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

Does the location of the law firm matter?

You do not need to pick a solicitor near you.

In general, the only aspect that will need to be performed locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

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

The difference in personal injury success fees and ATE premiums charged by solicitors is considerable.

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person awarded £79,213 for mesothelioma might vary from £47,528 to £67,331.

See : How to compare personal injury solicitors

What are the road accident statistics in Markfield

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Markfield 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 local authority. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,915. Accidents in Markfield in 2013 included crashes on the slip road of the M1 and A50 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the A511 and A50 roundabout.

Quittance's group of professional no win no fee solicitors have years of experience in achieving optimum damages for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Markfield.

What are the Markfield work accident statistics?

The most recent 2019 injury and illness stats for the Hinckley and Bosworth Local Authority (2013/14) reported in accordance with RIDDOR by the HSE and set out below:

Workplace accidents in Hinckley and Bosworth Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Unspecified12
Machinery related injury10
Fire related (e.g. burns)0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)0
Fall from height8
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)1
Lifting and handling injuries26
Physical assault3
Slip, trip, fall same level28
Struck against4
Struck by moving vehicle1
Struck by object13

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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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