A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

If you are based in Baildon or anywhere else in the UK, our expert solicitors will handle your claim and we will set up a medical at a local medical centre.

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

Updated: September 15, 2016

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and a third party owed you a duty of care, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Find out if you have a claimUse our online claim checker

Key criteria

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like industrial deafness 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 of diagnosis that is important.

For most claims, there are three main elements to a successful personal injury claim. It needs to be demonstrated that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness
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Calculate my compensation

The total compensation you are likely to get is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our online injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

Find out how much you can claimUse our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Baildon

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted Claimants, from warehouse assistants to archaeologists, to claim work accident compensation. Work accident statistics in the Bradford local authority made available in accordance with RIDDOR by the Health and Safety Executive:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Bradford Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not Known878886
Electrocution212
Machinery related injury472748
Exposed to fire201
Harmful substance related14410
Fall from height (scaffolding)683853
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)1035
Lifting262166169
Assault553355
Slip, trip or fall227184185
Struck against321525
Struck by moving vehicle151217
Struck by object856057
Trapped by something collapsing115

See: Work injury compensation claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Baildon

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of qualified no win no fee lawyers have vast experience in obtaining maximum general and special damages for Claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Baildon.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Baildon are not uncommon. Official statistics reveal 13 fatal accidents, 177 serious accidents and 1482 slight accidents in 2013 in Bradford (Total events were 1672 local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,752.

See: No win, no fee road accident claims

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Other claims

Baildon serious injury claims

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.

See: Catastrophic injury compensation

Clinical and medical negligence in Baildon

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.

See: Clinical negligence compensation

Slip, trip and fall 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.

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Baildon No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Baildon and the whole of the UK.

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

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Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Baildon and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen for their track record in recovering compensation and their level of specialist experience.

Click here to meet more of the team.

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 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.

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FAQs

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.

Locating the best solicitor

Identifying the best PI lawyer to act for you is a critical step towards achieving the highest compensation settlement for your injuries.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Baildon SRA website 2015) - what is the best way to make sure you instruct the most appropriate solicitors' practice for your specific circumstances?

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.

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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