A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Barnsley or anywhere else in the UK, our expert injury lawyers will take on your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and a third party was to blame, we can assist you with a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Personal injury claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within three years of the date of the injury.

In order to win a Barnsley personal injury case, it must be proven that:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the defendant
  • That duty was breached by the defendant
  • The defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

Injury claims calculator

The personal injury compensation you will receive is based on a number of factors. Our easy to use injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Barnsley

Worker injured in accident

We have helped self employed and employed claimants, from building site contractors to animators, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Work injury statistics for the Barnsley local authority are listed under legislation by the Government:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Barnsley Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related19715
Exposed to fire022
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. industrial and air pollution)410
Fall from height211617
Animal related (e.g. livestock)222
Lifting and handling injuries1035168
Physical assault14812
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)868270
Struck against19189
Struck by moving vehicle818
Hit by falling object433026
Trapped under falling object214

For more information: Work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Barnsley

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of expert no win no fee injury lawyers are experienced in obtaining maximum awards for people who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Barnsley.

Road accidents involving vehicles in Barnsley are relatively commonplace. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 648 accidents (567 slight accidents, 73 serious accidents and 8 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Barnsley council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 832. Incidents in the Barnsley area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A633 and B6132 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A633 and A6132 crossroads.

For more information: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other types of claim

Clinical and medical negligence in Barnsley

Medical negligence describes when a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you are just looking for closure rather than a compensation award. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Gawber Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

For more information: Clinical negligence compensation

Slip and trip injuries

Officially recorded statistics demonstrate that slips and trips are the most frequent accident in the South Yorkshire workplace. These types of accident are frequently the precursor to accidents attributed to other reasons for instance being hit by a falling object or a quarry drowning accident. Public place cases for injuries like sprained ankles experienced on pavement cracks are also common with recent pavement crack trips having happened on Pitt Street and on Agnes Rd.

Serious injury specialists in Barnsley

Courts recognise that a serious injury can have a significant impact on an injured person and their dependants.

By relieving the financial stress a serious injury places on an injured claimant and their dependants, an injury claim enables people to prioritise recovery. Quittance's network of expert law firms for many years have aided people affected by severe accidents. Injuries considered by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious range from chemical burns to neck injuries.

For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation

Barnsley 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 Barnsley and the whole of the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Barnsley and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation and their specialist expertise.

To meet more of our team, click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

Have you handled many claims in Barnsley?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of award winning personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Barnsley, South Yorkshire and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people across South Yorkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and injuries sustained from a fall at work.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.


Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

Advice for injured people looking for a lawyer

Identifying a suitable law firm for your case is the most important step towards successfully claiming the best compensation award for your illness or injuries.

With over 100 solicitors offices within 25 miles of Barnsley, what is the best way to make sure you instruct the best company to handle your case?

The contrast in the amount of insurance premiums and success fees between solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is surprising.

To illustrate the point, the amount retained by a successful claimant being awarded compensation of ?78,267 for a severe foot injury could vary from ?46,960 to ?66,527.

See Get a personal injury quote

Barnsley personal injury solicitor reviews

Service levels provided by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary to a large extent.

Researching reviews can certainly be enlightening when trying to decide which solicitor to work with.

Read Personal injury lawyer reviews

Will I need to instruct a local injury lawyer ?

Going for a local lawyers office is not so important as injury cases are typically handled by phone, post and email.

You will need to go with a firm that offers medical facilities near you as claimants will usually have to attend an independent medical examination.

Read about - Do I have to attend a medical?

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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