Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If either you or a member of your family have been hurt in an accident, we can help you make a compensation claim.

How can we help

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Castleford, West Yorkshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

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

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or how close to the claim limitation date you are.

We can give you a definitive answer over the phone. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Injury 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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Castleford road accident claims

Drivers, pedestrians and riders are entitled to claim compensation if they are injured on Castleford's roads because of someone else's carelessness.

Regardless of whether you have been hurt in a car collision, or were injured riding a cycle on Castleford's roads, we can help you take action. The Quittance expert guide explains what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Castleford

If you have been injured as a result of your employer's negligence, you have the right to make a claim.

No matter what your job is - whether you are a carpenter injured on a building site or a journalist injured in the office, our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place 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.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When a patient is injured or becomes ill due to a GP, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you only want an explanation as to what went wrong rather than a compensation award. You can contact Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Road, Steeton, Keighley, West Yorkshire, for example, to make a formal complaint against Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more about No win, no fee medical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

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.

Read more about No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Castleford 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, Castleford 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 Castleford, 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 legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Friendly and professional advice

Specialist solicitors with 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

How much experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Castleford?

Quittance is a nationwide network of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that assists injured people in Castleford, West Yorkshire and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we have helped 100's of injured claimants in West Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including injuries sustained at work and car accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, mean making a claim is as stress-free as possible.

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

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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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 the 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.

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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