Updated: Sunday, 31st July 2016
If you are based in Markfield or anywhere in the country, our personal injury solicitors can assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical at a centre near you .
Making a personal injury claim
Claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within three years of the date of the injury.
Considerable legislation exists to support injured people who seek compensation, and Quittance's network of specialist lawyers have many years of experience advising clients on the strength of their claims.
In most cases, there are three key components to proving a claim. It must be shown on the balance of probabilities that:
- a duty of care was owed
- that the duty was breached
- the breach was the cause of the injury or illness
Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for you is critical
Choosing the most suitable legal expert to act for you is the most important step towards receiving the most compensation.
With some over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Markfield - what is the best way to ensure you instruct the best company to instruct?
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.
Legal cases we conduct in Markfield
It is possible to claim compensation for a broad range of injuries throughout Markfield. We can assist with injuries and medical conditions including:
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.
Solicitors can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from asbestosis to irritant contact dermatitis.
Slip, trip and fall 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.
Quittance has handled claims for Claimants injured at work, from gardeners to mechanical engineers, to seek financial compensation. Injury and illness statistics for the Markfield local authority reported in accordance with RIDDOR by the HSE and set out below:
|Workplace accidents in Hinckley and Bosworth Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||6||9||10|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||1||2||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)||0||1||0|
|Fall from height||13||18||8|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||3||1||1|
|Lifting and handling injuries||53||20||26|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||35||31||28|
|Struck by moving vehicle||7||4||1|
|Struck by object||23||5||13|
Clinical and medical negligence in Markfield
Medical negligence - which is now more correctly referred to as 'Clinical Negligence' - is when an injury is sustained from a breach of duty on the part of a healthcare provider. Our experienced panel of injury solicitors covering Leicestershire and Markfield have helped with negligence claims brought against hospitals including Coalville Community Hospital, Broom Leys Road, LE67 4DE.
Road accidents 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.
Quittances 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.
How No Win, No Fee lawyers handle compensation claims in Markfield
Solicitors handling claims in Markfield in most cases work on a CFA (Conditional Fee Agreement). This is commonly referred to as a No Win, No Fee agreement.
This prevents the solicitor from charging any fees if the case is lost.
Do you need to pay any fees?
Some firms could charge additional fees should the claim fail. With Quittance's specialist lawyers, No Win, No Fee is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print. Read more about our No Win, No Fee here
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Find out more about your claim
Making the right decision for you depends on the correct information. Get any questions answered before you instruct.
If you have more questions before phoning, see our FAQ pages.
You can start your claim for compensation here or phone us on 0800 612 7456 to speak to the Quittance team.
Talk to our panel of experts to discuss your potential claim. Phone us on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.