Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.

How we can help

We have helped hundreds of people in Shepshed, Leicestershire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Will I be able to make a claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

  • 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 reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury, whether a child was injured or whether liability can be proved.

Talk to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. 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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Shepshed road accident claims

Drivers, pedestrians and riders may be able to make a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on Shepshed's roads as the result of another party's actions.

Whether you were a passenger in a car accident, or were injured in a hit-and-run on Shepshed's roads, our team can help. This guide explains how to make a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Shepshed

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.

Whatever your job, whether you a site foreman hurt on site or an estate agent injured on a property viewing, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

Reported figures demonstrate that slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most prevalent accident at work in Leicestershire in 2015. They are sometimes the cause of accidents categorised as something else e.g. being hit by an object falling from a ladder or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place (Charnwood local authority) claims for injuries such as fractured vertebrae experienced on pavement cracks are also quite prevalent with recent falls having happened in the area.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can assist with claiming compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from allergic contact dermatitis to toluene exposure.

Further information: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

The Courts understand that serious injuries can have a life-changing effect on a claimant. A successful claim will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues and take the pressure off a claimant and their family so they can focus on recovery. Quittance's network of solicitors for many years have helped people impacted by severe accidents.

Further information: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Shepshed 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, Shepshed 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 Shepshed, 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

Get answers

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

What experience do the solicitors have of handling claims in Shepshed?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of award winning personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in Shepshed, Leicestershire and throughout the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we assisted hundreds of claimants in Leicestershire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including part-time worker injuries and car accidents.

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

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Check Shepshed solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary enormously.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be revealing if you are thinking about which solicitor to act for you.

Read more Personal injury solicitors reviews

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for chronic asthma could vary between £21,230 and £34,760 (based on 2015 market research).

Do you need to instruct a local Shepshed injury lawyer ?

Going for a local solicitors office is less critical as injury cases are typically handled remotely.

It is however necessary to choose a law firm that offers medical facilities near Shepshed as claimants will usually have to attend a medical exam.

More on : Do I have to attend a medical?

What are the road accident statistics in Shepshed

Road accidents involving vehicles in Shepshed are quite common. Gov.uk statistics show 24 fatal accidents, 162 serious accidents and 1703 slight accidents in 2013 in Leicestershire (Total events were 1889 local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,915.

Quittance's group of trained lawyers have years of experience in fighting for the highest settlements for people who have been injured in a car accident in Shepshed.

Shepshed work accident statistics

The most recent 2019 work injury statistics for the Charnwood Local Authority (2013/14) are listed under RIDDOR by the HSE in the following table:

Work accidents in Charnwood Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
General14
Electricity related0
Machinery related12
Fire related (e.g. scarrs)1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)1
Fall from height9
Animal related0
Lifting and handling injuries36
Physical assault4
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)42
Struck against4
Hit by vehicle2
Struck by object10
Trapped by something collapsing3

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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