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

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.

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We have helped hundreds of people in Oakham, Rutland and across the UK claim compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. In practice, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or whether a child was injured.

We can confirm your eligibility to claim over the phone. Speak to an expert now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury 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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Oakham road accident claims

Road users have a right to make a claim for compensation if they have been injured on Oakham's roads as the result of someone else's actions.

Whether you have been hurt in a car accident on Oakham's roads, or sustained an injury in a motorbike accident, we can help you take action. This road accident claim guide sets out what you need to know about starting a claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Oakham

Have you been injured at work and your employer, or another member of staff, was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.

Whatever your job - whether you are a scaffolder injured on a building site or an accountant injured in the office, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Injuries in a public place

Officially reported data underline the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of injury at work in Rutland. These types of accident are sometimes the forerunner to accidents filed under a different category like being struck by moving machinery or an exposure to fire accident. Public place (Harborough local authority) legal claims for injuries such as broken shoulders occurring on raised flagstones are also quite common with recent slips having occurred in the local area.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from mesothelioma to organophosphate exposure.

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

The impact of serious and catastrophic injury is understood by the Courts when they are determining what a claim is worth.

By limiting the stress catastrophic and serious injury puts on an injured claimant and their dependants, a compensation claim allows people to focus on their recovery. Quittance's panel of solicitor firms have for many years helped people affected by serious accidents. Injuries which are held to be serious include deep vein thrombosis and concussion.

Find out more: Serious injury compensation

Other types of claim

Oakham 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, Oakham 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 Oakham, Rutland 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

Take the first steps towards compensation

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

Have the solicitors handled many Oakham claims?

We are a UK-wide panel of expert solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Oakham, Rutland and throughout the country, obtain compensation.

Last year, we helped 100's of claimants throughout Rutland seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including part-time worker injuries and motorbike pillion passenger accidents.

Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, make our claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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.

Solicitor reviews in Oakham - Tips for comparing firms

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the quality of service offered by different firms.

Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Oakham?

The majority of large firms operate nationwide, 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 does require a local service 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 medical network.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

What are the road accident statistics in Oakham

Quittance's group of accredited no win no fee injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in getting the best compensation for claimants injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Oakham.

Accidents involving vehicles in Oakham are relatively commonplace. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 1889 accidents (1703 slight accidents, 162 serious accidents and 24 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Leicestershire council area. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,915.

Work accident statistics in Oakham

The most up to date 2019 work injury statistics for the Harborough Local Authority (2013/14) are listed under legislation by the Government:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Harborough Local AuthorityReported Injuries
Undefined17
Machinery related injury6
Explosion related1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. benzene)1
Fall from height (ladder)9
Animal related (e.g. livestock)0
Lifting and carrying43
Physical attack0
Slip, trip, fall same level45
Struck against8
Hit by vehicle4
Struck by object35
Trapped by something collapsing0

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.

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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