Decades of experience helping accident victims

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

You can make a compensation claim on a no win, no fee basis. If your injury claim is unsuccessful you won't have to pay any money to your solicitor.

How did your injury occur?

There are several steps involved in making an injury claim. The steps involved will depend on how and where you were injured.

Please select how you were injured to find out more:

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.

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?

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 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online Claim Checker.

What if I was injured as a child?

An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child.

Anyone who was injured either during their birth or as a child can start a claim themselves once they turn 18 years old.

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Child injury compensation claims

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.

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.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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 Brighouse

Government data reveals there were 423 road accidents in Calderdale in 2021 (322 slight accidents, 96 accidents and 5 fatalities). Incidents in the Brighouse area in 2013 included collisions on the M62 and A644 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A6107 and A643 crossroads.

We can help people injured in road accidents that have occurred in Brighouse and throughout England and Wales. You may be able to claim compensation if you were injured as a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian and another road user was liable.

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.

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Work accident claims in Brighouse

There were 1 fatalities and 156 other work accidents in Calderdale in 2021.

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.

Employers and site operators owe a duty of care to their staff, to visitors and contractors. Whether you sustained an injury when working as an electrician or a paramedic, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.

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Work accident compensation claims

How common are Brighouse work accidents?

HSE-reported work accidents in CalderdaleReported Injuries
Other10%
Electric shock injury0%
Machinery related injury7%
Explosion related0%
Fire related (e.g. scars)0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)0%
Fall from height (scaffolding)8%
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)2%
Lifting and carrying25%
Assault1%
Slip, trip or fall28%
Struck against4%
Struck by moving vehicle2%
Struck by object12%
Crushed by something collapsing0%

Clinical negligence claims in Brighouse

Medical negligence is the term for 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 a clinic or NHS trust covering Brighouse, including Airedale NHS Foundation Trust (Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Road, Steeton, Keighley, West Yorkshire).

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Public place injury claims in Brighouse

UK law states that owners (occupiers) of premises are liable for the safety and welfare of all visitors.

Whether you were hurt in a shopping centre or on a pavement, and someone else was responsible, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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

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Public place accident compensation claims

Serious injury compensation claims

Serious injury claims, which are sometimes called catastrophic injuries or large-loss claims, include compensation for life-changing injuries like brain injuries, and skull or spinal fractures, and can also include other injuries and health conditions that significantly affect your life and ability to work.

If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.

Compensation can ease the financial load and reduce stress, helping you and your family to focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury solicitors coordinate with insurance providers and medical professionals, to help you get the rounded support you need.

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Will I need to meet my solicitor face to face?

There is no need to visit your solicitor's office in person if you are thinking about making a claim.

You can talk to a legally-trained advisor about your accident or injury, before you choose to start a claim.

When you decide to go ahead, the next step is to discuss your case with an expert solicitor. Your solicitor will handle every stage of your claim and will be there to answer any questions you have.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

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 Brighouse and cross the UK.

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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

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  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

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FAQs

Has Quittance helped many claimants in Brighouse?

Whether you live in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, or elsewhere in the UK, we can help you make a no win, no fee compensation claim.

Whether your injury occurred in a car or motorbike accident, at work or due to clinical negligence we will ensure your case is handled by an expert, specialist solicitor.

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.

Brighouse personal injury solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary.

Online reviews will make it easier find the right solicitor for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

Read more:

Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator