Updated: Wednesday, 10th August 2016
Whether you live in Birstall or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can can manage your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.
Making an injury claim
Claims for compensation should be made within 3 years of the injury in the majority of cases.
Powerful legislation is in place to support injured Claimants, and Quittance's panel of injury lawyers have many years of experience advising their clients regarding the strength of their claims.
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
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?
What compensation claims do you handle in Birstall and Leicestershire?
Compensation can be arranged for a broad range of injury and illness in Birstall. We have assisted with injuries and illness including:
Medical negligence in Birstall
Clinical negligence (in the past known as referred to as medical negligence) is where there has been a breach in the duty of care on the part of a medical professional. Quittance's panel of lawyers acting for Birstall have helped people with negligence compensation claims made against the health service including Dewsbury and District Hospital, Halifax Road, Dewsbury, WF13 4HS.
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.
Accidents in the workplace
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||1||3||0|
|Machinery related injury||42||25||30|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||0||1||0|
|Exposed to fire||4||1||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)||13||6||5|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||52||30||32|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||12||2||4|
|Lifting and handling injuries||200||98||118|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||176||156||100|
|Struck by moving vehicle||14||9||11|
|Hit by falling object||86||51||48|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||5||4|
Road traffic accidents in Birstall
Quittances 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.
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.
How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors handle claims in Birstall
When you are successful, your legal costs must be paid by the losing side or their insurance company. When your compensation claim is lost, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your solicitor means you will not have to pay the solicitor's legal costs.
Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee
Some solicitors may charge additional fees should the case end prematurely. Using a Quittance solicitor, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print. Click here to read more about about our No Win, No Fee.
What happens next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Learn more about claiming compensation
We offer clear information to help people affected by injury choose whether to proceed.
If you need more information before phoning, try our FAQ pages.
Ready to start?
You can begin the personal injury claim online here or call 0800 612 7456 to talk to the Quittance team.
Our specialist team can help. Need more information? You can call 0800 612 7456 or request a free callback.