Updated: Sunday, 31st July 2016
Whether you are based in Castleford or anywhere in the UK, our experienced solicitors will take on your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.
Making a personal injury claim
Claims must usually be made within a three-year window.
For most claims, a successful compensation claim will involve three issues. It needs to be shown that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.
Your lawyer will consider how your injury claim will relate to each of these points.
Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for you is critical for your iness or injury
It can take many months for the majority of claims to have a settlement negotiated. Cases involving disputed liability or severe injury can take years in some circumstances. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, but the quality of service does vary.
Given the impact your legal representative can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is an important first step.
Does the location of the solicitor matter?
You do not need to choose a personal injury solicitor near you.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
The diversity in the level of fees between different lawyers working on Conditional Fee Agreements is an important consideration for Claimants.
For example the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant accepting a settlement of £5,123 for minor eye injuries can range from £3,074 to £4,355.
Further reading How much compensation can you claim?
Check Castleford personal injury solicitor reviews
The levels of service provided by solicitors, as with any service, can vary enormously.
Researching online reviews is a great place to start when thinking about which lawyer to choose.
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Legal cases we handle in Castleford
Compensation could be arranged for a broad range of injury and illness in Castleford and West Yorkshire. We have assisted with injuries and illness including:
Castleford experts for serious injury claims
The Quittance team understand the difference a compensation claim will make to the lives of people whose lives have been impacted by major injury.
A claim will ease the impact of bills other financial issues on an injured Claimant and their family enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation. Quittance's network of law firms have helped families impacted by major accidents. Injuries and illnesses held to be serious and catastrophic range from amputation to back injuries.
Quittance has assisted Claimants, from bricklayers to chiropractors, to secure financial compensation awards. Work accident statistics in the Castleford local authority are compiled under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:
|Workplace accidents in Wakefield Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||33||30||24|
|Exposed to fire||1||0||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PCB - polychlorinated biphenyls)||16||4||5|
|Fall from height||51||44||42|
|Lifting and handling injuries||253||169||182|
|Slip, trip or fall||220||170||157|
|Struck by moving vehicle||24||18||12|
|Struck by object||107||66||47|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||4||0|
Road traffic accidents in Castleford
Road accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Castleford are not uncommon. Police repoetrs reveal that there were a total of 917 accidents (767 slight accidents, 140 serious accidents and 10 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Wakefield local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 922. Accidents in Castleford in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the A639 and M62 roundabout and on the A655 and A639 roundabout.
Our network of knowledgeable solicitors are experienced in in achieving the highest general and special damages for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Castleford.
Medical negligence in Castleford
Clinical negligence - once called medical negligence - is when an injury is associated with a breach of the duty of care by a medical professional, private or NHS. Quittance's panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Castleford have assisted with legal action brought against NHS and private hospitals that include Castleford Normanton and District Hospital Wakefield, Lumley Street, Castleford, WF10 5LT.
Slip and trip injuries
HSE statistics underscore the fact that employee slips and trips are still the most frequent accident at work in West Yorkshire and the UK as a whole. They are often connected to injuries categorised as something else like being struck by moving machinery or an exposure to fire accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as sprained ankles suffered on pavement cracks are also quite prevalent with slips and trips having happened on Churchfield Lane and on Church Lane.
How No Win, No Fee injury lawyers look after Castleford cases
In the event that you are successful, the legal fees will be paid by the losing side. When you lose your injury claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your lawyer means you are not required to pay their fees.
Will there be hidden fees in the small print to account for?
No Win, No Fee should mean that you will not owe anything if you lose your claim. With Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee promise, there is absolutely no catch and there is no risk of losing out. Click here for more information about our No Win, No Fee.
What happens next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
We provide detailed answers to help you determine whether to start an injury claim.
Get more answers before picking up the phone. See more frequently asked questions here.
How to get a compensation claim underway
If you have decided to proceed, you can start your claim by calling 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) or via our online contact form.
Quittance's expert team are ready to help. Need more information? You can phone 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback.