A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

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 .

Have I got a injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, Quittance can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within three years of the date of the injury.

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

Calculate my compensation

The financial compensation you are likely to get will depend on a number of factors. Our online compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could win.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Markfield

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related injury6910
Fire related (e.g. burns)120
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)010
Fall from height13188
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)311
Lifting and handling injuries532026
Physical assault403
Slip, trip, fall same level353128
Struck against444
Struck by moving vehicle741
Struck by object23513

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Road traffic accident claims in Markfield

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Other claims we handle

Clinical and medical negligence in Markfield

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.

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Serious injury

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.

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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.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from asbestosis to irritant contact dermatitis.

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Markfield No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Markfield and across the UK.

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Meet the team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Markfield, from more minor injury cases to serious motorcycle injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their track record in winning cases, our solicitors have years of experience recovering compensation for their clients.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

See : How to compare personal injury solicitors

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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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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