A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Birstall or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can manage your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a claim for compensation?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Claims for compensation should be made within 3 years of the injury in the majority of cases.

Whether a claim is being made for a road accident or work-related illness, proving a claim has three key components. It needs to be proven that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Calculate my compensation

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our injury calculator provides you with a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Birstall

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for injured claimants, from soldiers to archivists, to claim maximum compensation. Work injury information in the Kirklees local authority are detailed in accordance with RIDDOR by the HSE and set out below:

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

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Road traffic accident claims in Birstall

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of professional no win, no fee injury solicitors have decades of experience in getting the best general and special damages for claimants who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Birstall.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Birstall are relatively frequent. Government statistics reveal 13 fatal accidents, 127 serious accidents and 1075 slight accidents in 2013 in Kirklees (Total events were 1215 local authority area. By 2014 the total had decreased to 1,109. Incidents in the Birstall region in 2013 included traffic collisions on the A651 and A58 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A650 and A58 roundabout.

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Other claims we handle

Medical negligence in Birstall

Medical negligence is the term for when a patient suffers injury or illness due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

You can raise a formal complaint if you just want closure rather than a compensation award. For example, you can contact Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Road, Steeton, Keighley, West Yorkshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.

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Slip, trip and fall accidents

Officially reported statistics stress the fact that slips and trips are by some margin the most common accident in the Leicestershire workplace. Slips and trips are quite often connected to accidents recorded in a different category e.g. being hit by an object falling from a machine or a toxic substance accident. Public liability claims for injuries such as broken toes experienced on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with pavement trips having occurred recently.

Birstall solicitors for serious injury claims

We recognise the critical difference compensation can make to seriously injured claimants. The Quittance team fight for the maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions. This includes reimbursement for medical treatment and care costs. Quittance's network of expert lawyers work with Courts, medical professionals and insurance providers to ensure people impacted by serious accidents receive legal and medical support.

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Birstall 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 Birstall and the whole of the UK.

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Meet the team

The national network of Quittance solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Birstall, from more minor injury cases to serious road injury claims. Selected for their winning track record, our lawyers have years of experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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

How much experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Birstall?

Quittance is a national network of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Birstall, West Yorkshire and throughout the country, get compensation.

In 2017, we helped 100's of claimants in West Yorkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including industrial disease and car passenger accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, means you can focus on your recovery.


Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

What points to check when finding the best personal injury solicitor

Compensation for a compensation claim can take months, and even years in serious injury cases, to be paid. The SRA are tasked with regulating legal advice given by all solicitors, but they are not responsible for many issues of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.

Your legal representative should be someone you can trust throughout your claim to give compassionate practical advice and expert legal guidance.

What should be considered when checking Birstall solicitor reviews?

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from formal and traditional to sympathetic. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service offered by different firms.

Will you need to choose a local Birstall solicitor ?

Choosing a nearby law firm is not especially relevant as injury cases are normally conducted by phone, post and email.

However, you should select a law firm that offers medical facilities near you as claimants will almost always need to go to an independent medical examination.

The difference in the level of success fees and ATE premiums charged by firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is significant.

E.g. the amount of compensation retained by a claimant accepting a settlement of ?17,852 for loss of taste could conceivably vary from ?10,711 to ?15,174.

Read more at How much can you claim?

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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