A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

If you live in Bingley or anywhere in the country, Quittance can are able to assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and a third party was liable, our expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the extent of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.

This calculation will factor in general damages and special damages.

General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

Special damages

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

See a list of what you can claim for:

Examples of special damages include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Find out what your claim could be worth now

Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated.

If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.

Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.

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Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims for personal injury compensation must be made in 3 years of an injury in most cases.

To win a Bingley personal injury case, your solicitor must prove:

  • 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

The solicitor will discuss each of these issues and should look at how they apply in your case.

How much can I claim?

The compensation you will be awarded will depend on a number of factors. Our easy to use injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

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Work accident claims in Bingley

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for claimants, from members of the Royal Navy to building control officers, to claim for their work related injuries. Work injury data for the Bradford local authority made available in accordance with regulations by the HSE as follows:

Workplace accidents in Bradford Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Known878886
Machinery related injury472748
Exposed to fire201
Harmful substance related14410
Fall from height (scaffolding)683853
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)1035
Slip, trip or fall227184185
Struck against321525
Struck by moving vehicle151217
Struck by object856057
Trapped by something collapsing115

Read more: Work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Bingley

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of specialist injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in fighting for maximum compensation for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike crash in Bingley.

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Bingley are relatively commonplace. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 1672 accidents (1482 slight accidents, 177 serious accidents and 13 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Bradford local authority district. In 2014 the total had increased to 1,752. Accidents in the Bingley area in 2013 included car crashes on the A650 and B6265 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the B6146 and B6265 roundabout.

Read more: Road accident compensation claim

Other injury claims

Serious injury experts acting in Bingley

The Courts understand that a serious injury can have a life-altering effect on a claimant and their dependants.

By relieving the pressure a serious injury places on an injured person and their family, a claim helps people to concentrate on rehabilitation. Our panel of solicitor firms have for many years helped people affected by severe accidents. Injuries and medical conditions held to be serious and catastrophic range from birth negligence to back injuries.

Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation

Medical and clinical negligence in Bingley

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when a patient is injured as the result of the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you just want a deeper understanding of what happened rather than financial compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can contact Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Road, Steeton, Keighley, West Yorkshire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more: Clinical negligence compensation

Slips, trips and falls

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data underscore the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most frequent cause of injury at work in West Yorkshire. Slips and trips are sometimes related to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being hit by tools in use, when helping another person or a drowning accident. Public liability cases for injuries such as torn ligaments suffered on poorly maintained roads are also quite prevalent with dislodged paving slab trips having happened on Main St and on Gilstead Lane.

Bingley 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 Bingley and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Bingley, from fast track whiplash cases to serious road injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

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

How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of handling claims in Bingley?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of specialist solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Bingley, West Yorkshire and across the country, obtain compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants in West Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from slips and trips at work to car accidents.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.


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.

What issues to check when finding the best solicitor

Selecting the best solicitors' practice for your legal matter is the most important step towards achieving the best settlement or award for your illness or injuries.

How do you make sure you select the best solicitors' practice to help you?

Bingley personal injury solicitor reviews

The levels of service offered by solicitors can vary significantly.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be a good place to start when weighing up which lawyer to sign up with.

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The variation in success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between law firms is enormous.

For example the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded ?6,068 for a minor head injury can range from ?3,641 to ?5,158.

Further reading Compare solicitors

Do you need a local Bingley injury lawyer ?

Going for a local lawyers office is not very important as injury cases are run by phone and email.

You will need to instruct a law firm that offers medical facilities near Bingley as you will usually have to attend a medical assessment.

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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