Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.

How we can help

We have helped injured claimants in Bingley, West Yorkshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you were injured or made ill:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. Practically speaking, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or whether there was a criminal incident.

Why not speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Claim Checker:

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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.

What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)

Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:

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

Injury compensation calculator

Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.

Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.

Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:

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Bingley road accident claims

You have a right to claim compensation if you are injured in an accident on Bingley's roads due to the actions of another driver.

Whether you were hurt in a crash, or were injured in a cycling accident, our team are here. This road accident claim guide explains everything you need to know about what to do.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Bingley

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.

No matter what your employment status, whether you or an estate agent injured on a property viewing, our guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place injuries

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.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

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

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

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. The 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

Other types of claim

Bingley No win, no fee Solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Under a CFA, Bingley injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.

The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Bingley, West Yorkshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.

By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.

You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.

What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?

You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Our team

Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.

Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.

If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

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FAQs

How much experience do the 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.

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.

Find out more Personal injury solicitors reviews

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.

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Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process on behalf of the injured person.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?

You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.

However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can take years.

Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.

Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:

Personal injury claim type

Estimated claim duration*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

Will I have to go to court?

Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.

Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?

No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Can I get an early compensation payment?

If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.

An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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