A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Bramley or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced solicitors are able to manage your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, our expert solicitors can assist you with a claim.

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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.

See a list of what you can claim for:

Examples of special damages include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Find out what your claim could be worth now

Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated.

If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.

Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.

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Key criteria

Claims for personal injury compensation should usually be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it must be shown that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

Making your claim sooner should allow your solicitor to gather supporting statements from witnesses.

How much compensation can I claim?

The personal injury compensation you will receive will depend on a number of points. Our easy to use claim calculator gives you an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

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Work accident claims in Bramley

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for claimants, from nurses to building surveyors, to secure financial compensation settlements. Work injury statistics in the Leeds local authority collated in accordance with legislation by the Government excerpted below:

Workplace accidents in Leeds Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electrical injury535
Machinery related513331
Explosion related (e.g. gas)120
Fire related (e.g. scars)001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)251613
Fall from height (ladder)1206479
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)18912
Lifting and handling injuries391235263
Physical attack965064
Slip, trip, fall same level432315287
Struck against663834
Struck by moving vehicle212015
Struck by object16312188
Trapped by something collapsing449

For more information: Work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Bramley

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of road traffic accident (RTA) lawyers have years of experience in negotiating the highest settlements for claimants who have been injured in a car accident in Bramley.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Bramley are common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 2433 accidents (2139 slight accidents, 279 serious accidents and 15 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Leeds local authority. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,532. Incidents in Bramley in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A660 and B6157 crossroads and on the dual carriageway of the A647 and A6110 slip road.

For more information: Road traffic accident claim

Other types of claim

Slip and trip accidents

Officially reported statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Surrey in 2014/15. These types of accident are often related to accidents filed under a different category such as being hit by another person, when helping another person or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public liability litigation for injuries such as bruised backs happening on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on Kirkstall Rd and on Cockshot Lane.

Medical and clinical negligence in Bramley

When someone sustains an injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a consultant or other health professional, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you are just looking for a deeper understanding of what happened as opposed to financial compensation. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact St Peters Hospital, Guildford Road, Chertsey, Surrey.

For more information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Serious injury solicitors serving Bramley

The lasting impact a serious or catastrophic injury can have is recognised by the Courts when calculating a claim.

By limiting the financial stress serious injury puts on a claimant and their family, a successful claim helps people to concentrate on their recovery and rehabilitation.

Our panel of specialist serious injury solicitors have aided people receive damages for numerous chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries referred to as serious range from chemical burns to amputation.

For more information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Bramley 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 Bramley and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Bramley and have a wealth of expertise with short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their track record in winning cases and their specialist expertise.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

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

What experience do Quittance solicitors have of winning claims in Bramley?

We are a national panel of specialist personal injury solicitors that helps people injured in Bramley, Surrey and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants across Surrey seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and accidents at work.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.


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

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

What to check when picking the right injury lawyer

Finding the best solicitors' practice to assist you is a crucial step towards claiming the best compensation award for your illness or injuries.

What is the best way to make sure you choose the ideal firm for your case?

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Reviews for lawyers in Bramley

Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the quality of service taken by individual firms.

Do you need to go with a local Bramley lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the law firm is not especially important as injury cases are usually conducted remotely.

However, you should instruct a law firm with a national network as claimants will usually have to go to a medical exam.

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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