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

Our personal injury experts are here to help, so you can focus on your recovery.

If someone else was responsible for your accident or injuries, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

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 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker.

Can I claim if I was injured as a child?

If you were injured as a child (under 18), you can start a claim at any time until your 21st birthday.

If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, at any time until the child's 18th birthday.

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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

Calculate my 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

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault in Markfield, or anywhere in England or Wales, you may be entitled to claim compensation. A compensation claim could be possible if you were injured as a:

  • Driver or passenger in a car
  • Rider or pillion on a motorbike
  • Lorry, HGV or van driver or passenger
  • Public transport user (bus or taxi)
  • Cyclist or e-scooter rider
  • Pedestrian

Whether you have been hurt in a crash, or sustained an injury in a motorbike accident, ourroad accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about the claims process.

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Road accident compensation claims

Markfield work accident claims

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.

All employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a carpenter or a chef, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful no win, no fee claim.

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Work accident claims

Markfield clinical negligence claims

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. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Markfield, including Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (HQ Bridge Park Plaza, Bridge Park Road, Thurmaston, Leicester, Leicestershire).

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Markfield public place accident claims

Owners and operators of privately-owned land or property are known as 'occupiers'. Occupiers have a duty to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of anyone on their property.

Whether you were injured in a public pool or when travelling on public transport, and another party was to blame, you may be able to start an injury claim.

If you've been hurt in an accident in a public area, we can help you.

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Compensation claims for serious injuries

A serious (catastrophic) injury is where a claimant's quality of life is impaired to the extent where they are forced to make permanent changes to their daily life. Serious injuries typically include head, brain and spinal injuries.

We understand how vital catastrophic injury compensation can be, helping you to focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. A claim will help to ease the financial burden, stress and uncertainty following a serious accident.

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Serious injury compensation

Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?

No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Markfield, and across the UK.

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Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Markfield No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Markfield injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Markfield, Leicestershire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Markfield and cross the UK.

If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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Frequently asked questions

Have you helped many claimants in Markfield?

Every year, we help hundreds of injury claimants in Markfield, Leicestershire and across the UK.

Whether you have been injured as a result of a negligent employer or due to clinical negligence we can introduce you to the best personal injury solicitor for your needs.

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.

Markfield personal injury solicitor reviews

The SRA regulate the professional standards of all injury solicitors. Despite this, service levels do vary from firm to firm. Online reviews and word of mouth can help you decide which solicitor is the right fit for you.

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What are the road accident statistics in Markfield?

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.

Government data indicates there were 926 road accidents in Leicestershire in 2021; 656 slight accidents, 250 accidents and 20 fatalities. 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.

What are the work accident statistics in Markfield?

Per 100,000 workers, there were 294 non-fatal work accidents and 0.35 fatalities in Leicestershire in 2021.

Work accidents in Leicestershire (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Unspecified11%
Machinery related injury9%
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 injuries25%
Physical assault3%
Slip, trip, fall same level26%
Struck against4%
Struck by moving vehicle1%
Struck by object12%

Can I claim for someone else?

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

If, for example, 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 for them.

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

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

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

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?

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

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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

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

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor