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

Our personal injury experts are here to help.

Making a no win, no fee claim could help you get the compensation you need for an injury or ilness that wasn't your fault.

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

Can I make a claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened.

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or whether a child was injured.

Why not speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker.

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

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:

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Road accident claims in Birstall

All road users, including cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians, owe a duty of care to all other users. If you have been injured as a result of the actions or negligence of another road user, you may be able to start a no win, no fee claim for compensation.

Whether you were involved in a cycling accident, or have been hurt in a crash on a roundabout, our expert team are here. Our useful guide explains what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.

Read more:

Claim road accident compensation

Work injury claims in Birstall

You may be entitled to claim work accident compensation if you've been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whether you suffered an injury when working as a support worker or a security guard, our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Read more:

Work accident compensation

Medical negligence claims in Birstall

Medical negligence is the term for when a patient suffers an injury or illness due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from a clinic or NHS trust covering Birstall, including Airedale NHS Foundation Trust (Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Road, Steeton, Keighley, West Yorkshire).

Read more:

Claim clinical negligence compensation

Occupiers liability accident claims in Birstall

A compensation claim for an injury on property or land that is accessible to the general public is called a public liability claim.

Whether you have been injured when travelling on public transport or in a playground, and a third party caused your accident, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any financial losses.

If you have been injured in an accident in a public place, we can help.

Read more:

Claim public place accident compensation

Serious injury compensation 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.

More about Catastrophic injury compensation

Birstall No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Birstall injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

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

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 Birstall and cross the UK.

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:

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FAQs

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 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?

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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

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator