Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
We can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.
How can we help
We have helped hundreds of people in Baildon, West Yorkshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- 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 considerations?
Yes. Practically speaking, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or if there is an uninsured driver involved.
Talk to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my 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:
Baildon road accident claims
You have the right to make a claim for compensation if you are involved in an accident and injured on Baildon's roads as the result of a careless road user.
Regardless of whether you were hurt in a collision on the motorway, or were involved in a motorbike accident, our road accident compensation claim guide explains what you need to know about what to do.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Baildon
If you have sustained an injury because of your employer's actions or negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.
Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place injuries
Official statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips and trips continue to be the most common accident in the West Yorkshire workplace. They are sometimes the forerunner to accidents classified under another heading for instance being hit by another person or an electrical discharge accident. Public place claims for injuries such as fractured ankles experienced on raised flagstones are also quite prevalent with trips having occurred on Coach Road and on Manor Lane.
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when someone sustains an injury or illness due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.
Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you are just looking for closure or answers as opposed to financial compensation. You can contact Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Road, Steeton, Keighley, West Yorkshire, for example, to make a complaint against Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.
More injury claim types
The lasting impact of a serious injury is recognised by Courts when they are calculating what a claim is worth. A claim will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues on an injured person enabling them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.
Baildon 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, Baildon 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 Baildon, West Yorkshire 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.
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
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What experience do the solicitors have of handling claims in Baildon?
We are a UK-wide network of award winning solicitors that helps injured people in Baildon, West Yorkshire and across the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.
Last year, we assisted 100's of claimants throughout West Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to accidents at work.
With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and experienced claims specialists, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.
Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.
Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Baildon?
You do not need to choose a solicitor near you.
In most cases, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred 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. Find out more here.
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For a severe pain disorder, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £34,100 to £50,930 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Injury lawyer reviews in Baildon - What to look for
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from more casual and friendly to formal and traditional. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.