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

If either you or a member of your family have been hurt in an accident, we can help you make a compensation claim.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

We have helped injured people in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, the law entitles you to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

  • 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. Practically speaking, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether there is an untraceable defendant.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our 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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Melton Mowbray road accident claims

You have the right to claim compensation if you are injured in an accident on Melton Mowbray's roads because of another road user's behaviour.

Whether you have suffered an injury in a cycling accident, or have been hurt in a car collision on Melton Mowbray's roads, the Quittance guide sets out how to start a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Melton Mowbray

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place accidents

Recorded data expose the fact that slips, trips and falls are by far the most frequent accident at work in Leicestershire and the UK as a whole in 2015. They are sometimes the cause of injuries recorded in a different category for instance being struck by moving machinery, a lifting injury or a lake drowning accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like broken wrists experienced on obstructed walkways are also common with recent slips having happened on Valley Rd and on Scalford Rd.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from noise induced hearing loss to asthma caused by isocyanates.

Find out more: Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

The Courts understand that a serious injury will have a major effect on an individual. By limiting the pressure a major injury puts on an injured claimant, a successful claim enables people to focus on their rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of law firms engage with doctors and health professionals and insurance companies to make sure claimants impacted by severe accidents get medical and financial support.

Find out more: Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Melton Mowbray 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, Melton Mowbray 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 Melton Mowbray, 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 a claim?

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

How much experience does Quittance have of handling claims in Melton Mowbray?

Quittance is a UK-wide network of award winning personal injury lawyers that assists claimants in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we have assisted 100's of claimants across Leicestershire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including scaffolding accidents and car accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

Does the location of the solicitor matter?

The majority of large firms operate throughout England and Wales, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

In general, the only aspect that should be carried out 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.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

Melton Mowbray personal injury solicitor reviews

Levels of service offered by lawyers can vary a great deal.

Researching reviews can be enlightening if you are deciding which solicitor to act for you.

Read more Solicitor reviews

The difference in success fees and insurance premiums between law firms is vast

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant who was awarded £25,959 for serious foot injuries could vary from £15,575 to £22,065.

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What are the road accident statistics in Melton Mowbray

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Melton Mowbray are quite common. Officially reported accident data shows 24 fatal accidents, 162 serious accidents and 1703 slight accidents in 2013 in Leicestershire (Total events were 1889 local authority area. In 2014 the total had increased to 1,915. Accidents in the Melton Mowbray area in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A607 and A606 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the B676 and A606 crossroads.

Quittance's network of specialist injury lawyers are experienced in obtaining the highest compensation for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Melton Mowbray.

What are the Melton Mowbray work accident statistics?

The latest 2019 accident at work figures in the Melton Local Authority (2013/14) reported under RIDDOR regulations by the Government and set out below:

Work accidents in Melton Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Not specified13
Machinery related injury3
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)0
Fall from height10
Injured by an animal5
Lifting and handling injuries27
Assault1
Slip, trip, fall same level13
Struck against5
Struck by moving vehicle4
Hit by object6

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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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