Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
Whether you live in Shepshed or anywhere else in the UK, our expert personal injury lawyers can handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.
Making a personal injury claim
Claims for personal injury compensation must, in the majority of cases, be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.
Extensive legislation is in place to support people planning to make a claim, and Quittance's network of specialist solicitors have years of experience advising their clients with regard to the likelihood of success.
Whether claiming for a slip, trip or work accident in Shepshed, there are three key components to a successful personal injury claim. It must be shown on the balance of probabilities that:
- the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
- the duty of care was breached
- this breach caused your illness or injury
Your lawyer will discuss each of these key points and should explain how they apply to your claim.
How to select the best injury lawyer for your claim
It can take months for the majority of claims to reach a settlement. Claims involving serious injury or disputed liability can take much longer. The SRA regulate the legal advice given by all solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many issues that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as speed or level of service.
Your legal representative should be someone you are able to trust at every step of the process to give practical guidance and specialist legal advice.
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.
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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.
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What kinds of cases do you handle?
Compensation can be arranged for a broad range of injury and illness in Shepshed. We have assisted with:
Injury solicitors can assist with claiming compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from allergic contact dermatitis to toluene exposure.
Clinical and medical negligence in Shepshed
Medical negligence - more precisely referred to as clinical negligence - is the term used to describe a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a healthcare provider, NHS or private. Our panel of personal injury solicitors covering Leicestershire and Shepshed have been instructed on claims made against hospitals that include Loughborough Hospital, Hospital Way, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 5JY.
Slips and trips
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.
Accidents in the workplace
We have assisted claims for people, from building site contractors to retail merchandisers, to claim maximum compensation. Work injury statistics for the Charnwood local authority are listed under RIDDOR by the HSE in the following table:
|Work accidents in Charnwood Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||0||1||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)||2||2||1|
|Fall from height||17||13||9|
|Lifting and handling injuries||75||25||36|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||50||48||42|
|Hit by vehicle||4||4||2|
|Struck by object||24||19||10|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||0||3|
Road traffic accidents 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.
Quittances 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 lawyers for serious injury compensation
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.
How No Win, No Fee lawyers handle Shepshed claims
Lawyers looking after claims in Shepshed and Leicestershire mostly work on a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). This is also called a No Win, No Fee agreement.
This No Win, No Fee agreement prevents the solicitor from being able to charge you any legal costs if the case is lost.
A 'success fee' will be charged by personal injury solicitors working under a No Win, No Fee agreement. This fee is taken from your award or settlement and will be usually 25 percent.
Will you have to pay extra fees?
No Win, No Fee means that there will be no hidden costs and you will not be out of pocket if you lose your claim. With the Quittance network's No Win, No Fee, you will never risk losing out. Click here for more about No Win, No Fee.
What should happen next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Making the right decision depends on possessing the right information. Get your questions answered before you instruct a solicitor.
If you have more questions before calling, try our FAQ section.
Get a personal injury claim underway
Call us on 0800 612 7456 to commence a claim for compensation, or you can start a personal injury claim online.
Speak to a member of our panel of experts today for more information about the process. Request a free callback or call 0800 612 7456.