A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Bradford or anywhere in the UK, our expert solicitors are able to assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical at a local medical centre.

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as repetitive strain injuries are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what matters in these cases.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it should be demonstrated that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

In all cases, a free phone call with a personal injury solicitor can give answers and invaluable guidance.

Compensation calculator

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our online claim calculator gives you an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

Work accident claims in Bradford

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people, from members of the army to barrister's clerks, to claim injury compensation. Work accident data for the Bradford local authority reported under legislation by the HSE and set out below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Bradford Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not Known878886
Electrocution212
Machinery related injury472748
Exposed to fire201
Harmful substance related14410
Fall from height (scaffolding)683853
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)1035
Lifting262166169
Assault553355
Slip, trip or fall227184185
Struck against321525
Struck by moving vehicle151217
Struck by object856057
Trapped by something collapsing115

Find out more: Injured at work compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Bradford

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of qualified no win, no fee personal injury lawyers have years of experience in getting the best settlements for Claimants hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Bradford.

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Bradford are relatively frequent. Official statistics show a total of 1672 accidents (1482 slight accidents, 177 serious accidents and 13 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Bradford local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,752. Accidents in Bradford in 2013 included traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A647 and A6177 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A6176 and A6177 junction.

Find out more: Road accident compensation claim

Other claims

Slips, trips and falls

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.

Medical and clinical negligence in Bradford

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, our 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

Serious injury lawyers serving Bradford

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

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Bradford and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet our team

The national network of Quittance solicitors handle every type of claim in Bradford, from relatively minor claims to serious road injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

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

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.

FAQs

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.

How to choose the right personal injury solicitor

It can take many months for most minor injury claims to reach a settlement. Cases where responsibility is contested or the injury has had a major impact can take much longer. The SRA regulates all solicitors, however the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Your legal representative should be someone you can trust throughout the claims process to provide legal guidance and practical advice.

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.

See How much can you claim?

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.

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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