Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, Quittance Legal Services can help.
Our personal injury services
Every year, we help injured people in Bradford, West Yorkshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Can I claim compensation?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury, whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.
A brief phone call will tell you exactly where you stand. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker:
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 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:
Road accident claims in Bradford
Drivers, pedestrians and riders are entitled to make a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on Bradford's roads due to someone else's carelessness.
Whether you were hurt in a crash on Bradford's roads, or were involved as a pedestrian, our useful guide explains how to start a road accident injury claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Bradford
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Injuries in a public place
Health and Safety data demonstrate that slips and trips continue to be the most common accident at work in West Yorkshire and the UK as a whole. These types of accident are quite often connected to injuries categorised as another type of accident such as being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery or a harmful substance accident. Public place (Bradford local authority) litigation for injuries like broken wrists happening on potholes are also quite prevalent with recent pothole trips having occurred on Sunbridge Rd and on Darley St.
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a patient suffers injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.
You could use the NHS Resolution process if you are just looking for closure as opposed to financial compensation. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Bradford Royal Infirmary, Duckworth Lane, Bradford, West Yorkshire.
Find out more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim
More injury claim types
The effect a serious injury can have is recognised by the Courts when they are calculating a claim. We fight for maximum compensation for serious injuries. This includes damages for medical and care costs. Quittance's network of law firms work with medical practitioners, the legal system and insurers, helping to ensure claimants affected by major accidents receive the support they need. Injuries and illnesses which are considered by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include back injuries and benzene poisoning.
Find out more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims
Bradford 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, Bradford 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 Bradford, 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.
Caring and sensitive support
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
What is your track record of claims in Bradford?
Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of expert personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Bradford, West Yorkshire and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
Last year, we helped hundreds of claimants across West Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including industrial disease and car accidents.
With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as easy and 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 your recovery.
Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.
Will I need to instruct a local Bradford legal firm?
Going for a local solicitor is not especially relevant as injury cases now tend to be handled by phone, post and email.
However, you should instruct a company with national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will usually need to attend an independent medical examination.
The variation in fees between firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is surprising.
E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of £37,048 for hip or pelvis fractures needing surgery might vary from £22,229 to £31,490.
What should you consider when comparing reviews for solicitors in Bradford?
There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
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?
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.
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.
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.