A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

If you are based in Sileby or anywhere in the UK, Quittance can are able to handle your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a compensation claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a claim.

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Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Personal injury claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of the injury.

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as asbestosis may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In such cases, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that is important.

To win a Sileby personal injury case, your lawyer must prove that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

Making your claim as soon as possible should enable the solicitor to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.

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Injury claims calculator

The amount of compensation you will receive will depend on a variety of factors. Our online compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could win.

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

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people, from plasterers to retail managers, to secure financial compensation awards. Work injury figures for the Charnwood local authority are detailed under regulations by the Government excerpted below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Charnwood Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
General242514
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 claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Sileby

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of proficient legal advisors are experienced in getting maximum settlements for people who have been injured in a road accident in Sileby.

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Sileby are reasonably common. Government statistics reveal a total of 1889 accidents (1703 slight accidents, 162 serious accidents and 24 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Leicestershire local authority area. In 2014 accidents increased to 1,915.

Further information: Road accident compensation

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Other types of claim

Serious injury

We recognise the difference injury compensation will make to severely injured claimants.

By limiting the stress a serious injury imposes on an injured person and their dependants, an injury claim allows individuals to concentrate on recovery. Our network of lawyers have helped people affected by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries and illnesses which are held by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic include eye injuries and serious psychiatric harm.

Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation

Medical negligence in Sileby

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of a doctor or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

You can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for answers instead of financial compensation. To make a formal complaint against Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, for example, you can contact HQ Bridge Park Plaza, Bridge Park Road, Thurmaston, Leicester, Leicestershire.

Further information: Clinical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help with claiming compensation for industrial injuries that range from asbestos related illness to pleural thickening.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation

Slip and trip accidents

HSE statistics underscore the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most prevalent accident at work in Leicestershire and the UK. They are sometimes lead to accidents categorised as something else for instance being hit by another person, a fall from a ladder or an electrical discharge accident. Public liability accident claims injuries, such as bruised backs happening on obstructed pathways are also quite prevalent with recent pavement crack trips having happened on Main St and on Chapel Lane.

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Sileby No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Sileby and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet our team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors handle every type of claim in Sileby, from relatively minor claims to serious road injury claims. Selected because of their winning track record, our solicitors have years of experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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How much experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Sileby?

We are a nationwide network of expert personal injury solicitors that helps people in Sileby, Leicestershire and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Leicestershire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including road accidents and accidents on building sites.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, means you can focus on your recovery.

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Frequently asked questions

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.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your accident?

Selecting the most appropriate law firm for your legal case is a crucial step towards claiming the highest compensation award.

With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Sileby (according to the SRA website), how can you ensure you choose the ideal company to take on your case?

Will you need to select a local lawyer ?

Going for a local lawyers office is less important as injury cases now tend to be handled by phone, post and email.

However, you should go with a law firm that has national medical centres as claimants will usually be expected to go to a medical assessment.

See - Do you have a medical centre near me?

The contrast in success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums charged by firms is considerable.

For instance the amount retained by an injured person awarded ?8,670 for a fractured index finger could vary from ?5,202 to ?7,370.

Further reading How to compare personal injury solicitors

Sileby personal injury solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, vary considerably.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be a good place to start if you are weighing up which lawyer to sign up with.

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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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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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