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

If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.

How we can help

Every year, we help injured people in Brighouse, West Yorkshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim compensation?

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

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

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. Practically speaking, a number of factors can impact whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident, the quantum of the claim or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.

Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online Claim Checker:

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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.

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

Injury compensation calculator

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 Brighouse

Drivers should be able to start a claim for compensation if they are hurt on Brighouse's roads as the result of another party's carelessness.

Whether you have been hurt in a collision, or sustained an injury in a hit-and-run, we can assist. Our guide explains how to start a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Brighouse

Have you been injured at work and your employer was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.

Whatever your job, whether you a site foreman hurt on site or a shop worker injured on retail premises, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Injuries in a public place

HSE figures indicate that slips, trips and falls are the single most prevalent accident at work in West Yorkshire and the UK in 2014/15. Slips and trips are quite often the precursor to injuries filed under a different category e.g. being hit by an object falling from a machine, being trapped by something or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like torn ligaments happening on raised flagstones are also quite common with street falls having occurred on Briggate.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Medical negligence describes when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to a doctor or other health worker's lack of care. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you are only looking for a deeper understanding of what happened as opposed to starting an injury claim, you can raise a formal complaint. You can write to Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Road, Steeton, Keighley, West Yorkshire, for example, to make a formal complaint against Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information: Clinical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

Courts recognise that a serious injury will have a major effect on an injured claimant and their family. We work hard for maximum compensation for severe injury and illness. This includes damages for the cost of ongoing treatment and care.

For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation

Other types of claim

Brighouse 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, Brighouse 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 Brighouse, 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 fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Experienced personal injury lawyers

Our specialist solicitors have 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.

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FAQs

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

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of specialist solicitors that helps injured people in Brighouse, West Yorkshire and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Last year, we have helped 100's of claimants throughout West Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from motorbike pillion passenger accidents to factory accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, make our claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.

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

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

How to approach choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Selecting the best PI lawyer for your legal matter is a critical step towards claiming the highest settlement or award.

With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Brighouse - how do you make certain you choose the best legal practice for your case?

What should you consider when checking reviews for solicitors in Brighouse?

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach taken by individual firms.

Will I need to go with a local legal firm ?

The whereabouts of the law firm is not critical as cases are normally handled remotely.

It is however necessary to instruct a solicitors' firm that offers national medical coverage as claimants will usually be expected to attend an independent medical examination.

The variation in the level of personal injury success fees between different solicitors often surprises prospective claimants.

E.g. the amount of compensation retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of ?14,085 for severe toe injuries can range from ?8,451 to ?11,972.

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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 Quittance’s 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.

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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