Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.

Our services

Every year, we help injured people in Sileby, Leicestershire and across the UK get compensation for:

Will I be able to make a claim?

The basic criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have 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 other points to consider?

Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, including the context of your injury, whether there was a criminal incident or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.

It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online 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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Road accident claims in Sileby

You may be able to claim injury compensation if you have been involved in an accident and hurt on Sileby's roads due to the actions of another road user.

Whether you were hurt in a car accident, or sustained an injury in a hit-and-run on Sileby's roads, our expert team can help. This guide explains what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Sileby

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any other losses or expenses.

Whatever your job, whether you had a crash or have been exposed to toxic chemicals, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Clinical negligence

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, the 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

Medical negligence claims

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

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

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

Other types of claim

Sileby 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, Sileby 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 Sileby, 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

Our team

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

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.

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.

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.

Read more Solicitor reviews

What are the road accident statistics in Sileby

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.

Work accident statistics in Sileby

The most up to date 2019 work injury figures for the Charnwood Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed under regulations by the Government excerpted below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Charnwood Local AuthorityReported 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.

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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