A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Brighouse or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced personal injury lawyers can manage your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a compensation claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

Can I claim?Check claim

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims should be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury in the majority of cases.

For most claims, there are three components to making a successful claim. It must be demonstrated that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

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What is my claim worth?

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our claim calculator gives an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Brighouse

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted people, from bricklayers to biomedical engineers, to seek financial compensation. Work injury data in the Calderdale local authority are compiled under regulations by the Government and set out below:

HSE reported work accidents in Calderdale Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Other263623
Electric shock injury110
Machinery related injury251116
Explosion related010
Fire related (e.g. scars)111
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)221
Fall from height (scaffolding)332519
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)304
Lifting and carrying905258
Assault12123
Slip, trip or fall736665
Struck against5810
Struck by moving vehicle365
Struck by object262827
Crushed by something collapsing211

For more information: Injured at work claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Brighouse

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Brighouse are relatively commonplace. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 566 accidents (476 slight accidents, 86 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Calderdale local authority area. In 2014 the total had increased to 623. 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.

Our network of knowledgeable no win, no fee injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in achieving the best settlements for claimants injured in a road accident in Brighouse.

For more information: Road accident claims

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Other types of claim

Clinical and medical negligence in Brighouse

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

Slips and trips

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.

Brighouse serious injury compensation claims

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

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

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

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Meet the QLS team

Quittance's national panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Brighouse, including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their professionalism and their success rate in winning claims.

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
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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.

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FAQs

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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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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