A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Melton Mowbray or anywhere in the UK, we can help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.

Do I have a injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, Quittance can help you make a claim for compensation.

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims for compensation must be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury in most cases.

To win a Melton Mowbray personal injury case, your lawyer must prove:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
  • That duty was breached by the Defendant
  • The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

The lawyer will consider how each of the points will relate to your case.

How much compensation could I get?

The level of compensation you will be awarded is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

Road traffic accident claims in Melton Mowbray

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Find out more: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Melton Mowbray

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people, from metal workers to mechanical engineers, to seek financial compensation. Accident at work figures in the Ynys M?n local authority reported under RIDDOR regulations by the Government and set out below:

Work accidents in Melton Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified91413
Machinery related injury503
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)100
Fall from height12310
Injured by an animal145
Lifting and handling injuries231727
Assault231
Slip, trip, fall same level262013
Struck against135
Struck by moving vehicle214
Hit by object976

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Other injury claims

Melton Mowbray serious injury claims

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.

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Industrial disease

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

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Slip, trip and fall 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.

Medical and clinical negligence in Melton Mowbray

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of a registrar, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want a formal account of what went wrong rather than 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.

Find out more: Medical negligence claim

Melton Mowbray No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Melton Mowbray and throughout the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

Our nationwide network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Melton Mowbray and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience handling injury claims.

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

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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your claim?

Selecting a suitable legal representation for your case is a critical step towards negotiating the highest compensation award for your injuries.

With some over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Melton Mowbray, how do you make sure you instruct the ideal legal practice for 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.

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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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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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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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