A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

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?

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.

Do I have a claim?

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.

Compensation Calculator

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.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Batley

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

For more information: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Batley

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Known865751
Electric shock injury130
Machinery related injury422530
Explosion related (e.g. gas)010
Exposed to fire411
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)1365
Fall from height (scaffolding)523032
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)1224
Lifting and handling injuries20098118
Physical assault331326
Slip, trip, fall same level176156100
Struck against222017
Struck by moving vehicle14911
Hit by falling object865148
Trapped by something collapsing154

For more information: Accident at work compensation claims

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.

For more information: Clinical negligence compensation claims

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Read more Quittance reviews

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.

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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