Personal injury solicitors
Our personal injury experts are here to help, so you can focus on your recovery.
You may be able to claim injury compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.
We have helped injured claimants in Bingley, West Yorkshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for their injuries.
Starting a personal injury claim is not complicated, but the process will differ depending on how and where you were injured.
Please select how you were injured:
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 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Claim Checker.
How long does a child have to start a claim?
As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can act as a 'litigation friend' and instruct a solicitor to start a compensation claim on behalf of your child. If you suffered an injury as a child, you have until you turn 21 years old to claim compensation.
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.
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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my injury compensation
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:
Bingley road accident claims
Accidents involving drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users in Bingley are relatively common. Government data indicates there were 1457 road accidents in Bradford in 2021; 1132 slight accidents, 313 accidents and 12 fatalities. 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.
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault in Bingley, or anywhere in England or Wales, you may be entitled to claim compensation. A compensation claim could be possible if you were injured as a:
- Driver or passenger in a car
- Rider or pillion on a motorbike
- Lorry, HGV or van driver or passenger
- Public transport user (bus or taxi)
- Cyclist or e-scooter rider
whether you were hurt in a car crash, or were injured in a cycling accident, our team are here. This road accident claim guide explains everything you need to know about making a claim.
Work injury claims in Bingley
In 2021, there were 452 non-fatal work accidents and 2 fatalities in Bradford.
|Bradford work accidents (HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||7%|
|Exposed to fire||0%|
|Harmful substance related||1%|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||7%|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||1%|
|Slip, trip or fall||26%|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2%|
|Struck by object||8%|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1%|
If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.
By law, employers and site operators owe a duty of care to their staff, to visitors and contractors. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a care assistant or a site labourer, our guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful compensation claim.
Medical negligence claims 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. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from one of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Bingley, including Airedale NHS Foundation Trust (Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Road, Steeton, Keighley, West Yorkshire).
Public place injury claims in Bingley
Owners and operators of privately-owned land or property are known as 'occupiers'. Occupiers have a duty to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of anyone on their property.
Whether your accident occurred when travelling on public transport or on a footpath, and the owner or occupier of the property was at fault, you could be entitled to make an injury claim.
If you or a family member has been injured in a public place, we can help.
Compensation claims for serious injuries
Claims for particularly serious injuries might include serious burns, complex fractures and head trauma.
Personal injury solicitors understand the importance of focussing on treatment and recovery. Your solicitor will take care of the legal process and will coordinate with medical professionals and insurance companies at every stage of the claim.
Will I have to visit my solicitor's office in person?
There is no need to visit your solicitor's office in person if you are thinking about making a claim.
You can talk to a legally-trained advisor about your accident or injury, before you choose to start a claim.
When you decide to go ahead, the next step is to discuss your case with an expert solicitor. Your solicitor will handle every stage of your claim and will be there to answer any questions you have.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Bingley and cross the UK.
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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
Have you helped many injury claimants in Bingley?
We assist 100's of injured claimants in Bingley and West Yorkshire every year.
Your solicitor will fight hard to win your case and recover the best possible compensation sum, regardless of whether you were injured in a car or bike accident, because of a coworker's negligence or in a public place.
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 SRA regulate the professional standards of all injury solicitors. Despite this, service levels do vary from firm to firm.
Personal recommendations and online reviews can help you to select which solicitor is the right fit for your claim.
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If, for example, 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 for them.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly to blame?
Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.
You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).
If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.
How long will my claim take?
The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.
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**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.
Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.
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).