Whether you live in Batley or anywhere in the UK, our expert personal injury lawyers can take on your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.
Can I make a personal injury claim?
Updated: September 11, 2016
If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and someone else owed you a duty of care, our expert solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.
Eligibility to claim
Compensation claims must be made within three years in the majority of cases.
In order to win a Batley personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
The solicitor can take you through each of these issues and will look at how they apply in your case.Back to top
The financial compensation you are likely to get is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use calculator gives you an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.Back to top
Road traffic accident claims in Batley
Our group of trained litigators have vast experience in getting maximum awards for anyone hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Batley.
Accidents involving vehicles in Batley are relatively commonplace with statistics showing a total of 1215 accidents (1075 slight accidents, 127 serious accidents and 13 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Kirklees local authority area. In 2014 the total had decreased to 1,109. Accidents in Batley in 2013 included collisions on the dual carriageway of the A652 and A62 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A62 and A651 junction.
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Work accident claims in Batley
We have handled claims for Claimants, from carpenters to adult nurses, to secure financial compensation awards. Accident statistics for the Kirklees local authority are published in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the HSE as follows:
|Work accidents in Kirklees Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||1||3||0|
|Machinery related injury||42||25||30|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||0||1||0|
|Exposed to fire||4||1||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)||13||6||5|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||52||30||32|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||12||2||4|
|Lifting and handling injuries||200||98||118|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||176||156||100|
|Struck by moving vehicle||14||9||11|
|Hit by falling object||86||51||48|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||5||4|
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Other claims we handle
Batley specialists for serious injury claims
Quittance's team recognise the critical change a compensation claim makes to the lives of people impacted by severe injury. A successful claim will ease the financial burden and reduce the pressure on an injured Claimant and their dependants enabling them to focus on rehabilitation.
For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation claims
Slips and trips
Health and Safety statistics emphasise the fact that slips and trips are the most common cause of injury in the West Yorkshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are quite often lead to accidents attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by material under pressure or a river drowning accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as bruised legs sustained on potholes are also common with kerb stone trips having occurred on Spen Lane and on Low Lane.
Medical and clinical negligence in Batley
Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when a patient is injured due to the carelessness of a consultant or other health professional. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.
If you just want answers instead of a compensation award, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Road, Steeton, Keighley, West Yorkshire.
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Batley No Win, No Fee Solicitors
If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Batley and throughout the UK.
For more information, see No win, no fee personal injury claims.Back to top
Meet the team
Our nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Batley and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are selected for their knowledge and expertise and their track record in recovering compensation.
Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.
What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Batley?
We are a nationwide panel of specialist personal injury lawyers that helps claimants in Batley, West Yorkshire and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.
Last year, we have helped hundreds of people across West Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including part-time worker injuries and car accidents.
Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that making an injury claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.Back to top
Frequently asked questions
Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.
Locating the right injury lawyer
It can take months for most claims to have a settlement negotiated. Claims where responsibility is contested or the injury has had a major impact can take longer. The SRA are tasked with regulating the legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they are not required to monitor many issues of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as speed or level of service.
Your solicitor should be someone you are able to trust at every step of the process to provide practical advice and expert legal guidance.
Look into Batley personal injury solicitor reviews
Levels of service offered by solicitors, as with any service, can differ considerably.
Reading reviews is a great place to start when trying to decide which lawyer to instruct.
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The difference in fees between lawyers working on Conditional Fee Agreements is a material consideration for Claimants.
E.g. the amount retained by a Claimant who was awarded ?14,990 for wrist injuries causing permanent pain and stiffness might vary from ?8,994 to ?12,741.
Further reading How to compare personal injury solicitors
Do you need to go with a local injury lawyer ?
The location of a firm is not critical as cases are typically managed by phone and email.
You will need to go with a law firm with national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will have to go to a medical exam.
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.
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.