A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

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.

Can I make a compensation claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and someone else was at fault, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

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Qualifying for personal injury compensation

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.

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.

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Calculate your compensation

The injury compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a number of points. Our easy to use calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Shepshed

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
Electricity related210
Machinery related81012
Fire related (e.g. scars)011
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)221
Fall from height17139
Animal related110
Lifting and handling injuries752536
Physical assault674
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)504842
Struck against554
Hit by vehicle442
Struck by object241910
Trapped by something collapsing003

Further information: Work injury compensation claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Shepshed

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Further information: Road accident compensation claim

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Other injury claims

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.

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.

Further information: No win, no fee serious injury 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

Clinical and medical negligence in Shepshed

Clinical negligence describes when a person sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other health worker. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you are only looking for closure rather than financial damages, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, to raise a complaint against Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, you can contact HQ Bridge Park Plaza, Bridge Park Road, Thurmaston, Leicester, Leicestershire.

Further information: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

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Shepshed 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 Shepshed and throughout the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee personal injury claims.

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Meet our team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors handle every type of claim in Shepshed, from fast track whiplash cases to long term industrial disease. Selected because of their success rate in winning claims, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What experience do Quittance 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.

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Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

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.

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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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