Updated: Saturday, 30th July 2016
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.
Making a 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
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.
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.
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?
Legal claims Quittance conducts
It is possible to make a claim for a broad range of injuries across Barnsley. Our team can assist with injuries and illness including:
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.
Road traffic compensation claims
Quittances network of expert no win no fee injury lawyers are experienced in 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.
Accidents at work
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 Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Exposed to fire||0||2||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. industrial and air pollution)||4||1||0|
|Fall from height||21||16||17|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||2||2||2|
|Lifting and handling injuries||103||51||68|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||86||82||70|
|Struck by moving vehicle||8||1||8|
|Hit by falling object||43||30||26|
|Trapped under falling object||2||1||4|
Clinical and medical negligence in Barnsley
Clinical negligence (until recently called medical negligence) is where an injury is associated with a breach in the duty of care by a healthcare professional. An illustration of this might be a prescription error compensation claim. Quittance's panel of solicitors acting for South Yorkshire and Barnsley have helped Claimants with clinical negligence claims brought against hospitals including Barnsley Hospital, Pogmoor Road, Barnsley, S75 2EP.
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.
Barnsley No Win, No Fee Solicitors
Lawyers taking care of claims in Barnsley in most cases act on the basis of a CFA (Conditional Fee Agreement). This is commonly referred to as a No Win, No Fee agreement.
This prevents your lawyer from charging any legal fees if they are not successful.
Our No Win, No Fee promise
No Win, No Fee means there will be absolutely no hidden costs and there is nothing owed if the claim is lost. With a No Win, No Fee guarantee, there is no catch in the small print whatsoever. Read more about No Win, No Fee
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Before you instruct arm yourself with information about making a claim. The right information can help you make the right decision.
If you would like to know more before you are ready to call, see our FAQ pages.
Ready to begin?
Phone an injury lawyer on 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) to get your claim for compensation underway, alternatively you can begin the claim for compensation here.
Speak to a member of Quittance's panel of experts today for more information about the process. Request a callback or phone 0800 612 7456.