Updated: Wednesday, 3rd August 2016
Whether you live in Cleckheaton or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced personal injury lawyers can assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.
Making an injury claim
Claims should be made in 3 years of an injury in most cases.
People with certain illnesses or conditions like noise-induced deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis, is what starts the three-year time limit in such circumstances.
Whether claiming for a slip, trip or work accident in Cleckheaton, making a successful claim has these key elements. It needs to be proven that:
- the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
- the duty of care was breached
- this breach caused your illness or injury
Making your claim sooner will enable witness statements to be gathered by the lawyer.
Advice for injured people looking for a lawyer
Finding the best lawyer for your case is an important step towards obtaining the highest settlement or award for your injuries.
What is the best way to make sure you choose the most appropriate company to handle your case?
Do I need to instruct a local Cleckheaton injury lawyer ?
Choosing a nearby solicitor is not especially important as cases are typically run remotely.
You will need to instruct a solicitors' firm that offers medical facilities near you as you will usually be expected to attend a medical exam.
Read Cleckheaton personal injury solicitor reviews
Service levels offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary enormously.
Researching reviews is a great place to start when considering which solicitor to sign up with.
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The disparity in personal injury fees between law firms is quite surprising.
E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant who was awarded £27,069 for complicated leg fractures can vary from £16,241 to £23,009.
Further reading How much compensation can you claim?
What types of cases does Quittance conduct in Cleckheaton?
Our panel of solicitors help clients in Cleckheaton whose circumstances were diverse and which led to serious injuries. Examples of injuries and medical conditions sustained by Cleckheaton residents include:
Slips and trips
Reported statistics emphasise the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the West Yorkshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes forerunner to injuries attributed to other causes for instance being struck by a moving object, a fall from a ladder or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place (Kirklees local authority) litigation for injuries like broken wrists sustained on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with recent pavement trips having occurred on Halifax Rd.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has assisted people, from nurses to computer sales supports, to claim for their work related injuries. Injury and illness figures for the Kirklees local authority made available in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:
|Work accidents in Kirklees Local Authority HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||1||3||0|
|Machinery related injury||42||25||30|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||0||1||0|
|Exposed to fire||4||1||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)||13||6||5|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||52||30||32|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||12||2||4|
|Lifting and handling injuries||200||98||118|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||176||156||100|
|Struck by moving vehicle||14||9||11|
|Hit by falling object||86||51||48|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||5||4|
Cleckheaton solicitors for serious injury compensation
The lasting effect serious injury can have will be acknowledged by Courts when they are determining injury compensation.
We work for the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, which includes claiming for physiotherapy and treatment. Quittance's network of expert solicitors work with insurers, doctors and the legal system to ensure people impacted by serious accidents and injuries get the legal and medical support they need. Injuries and medical conditions which are considered by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include amputation, asbestosis and degloving injuries.
Clinical and medical negligence in Cleckheaton
Clinical negligence, once known as medical negligence, is when an injury or illness is associated with a breach in the duty of care on the part of a healthcare professional. Our specialist panel of lawyers acting for West Yorkshire and Cleckheaton have helped people with claims brought against NHS and private hospitals that include Cygnet Hospital Wyke, Blankney Grange, Huddersfield Road Wyke, Bradford, BD12 8LR.
Road accidents in Cleckheaton
Quittances panel of skilled solicitors have years of experience in negotiating maximum compensation for people hurt in a road accident in Cleckheaton.
Road accidents involving vehicles in Cleckheaton are relatively common. Police repoetrs reveal that there were a total of 1215 accidents (1075 slight accidents, 127 serious accidents and 13 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Kirklees council area. In 2014 accidents decreased to 1,109. Accidents in the Cleckheaton area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the M62 and A58 roundabout and on the M606 and M62 roundabout.
How No Win, No Fee lawyers handle Cleckheaton cases
Solicitors looking after claims in Cleckheaton generally work on a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA).
This No Win, No Fee agreement prevents the solicitor from being able to charge you any fees if the claim fails.
Will there be hidden fees in the small print to pay?
No Win, No Fee means you will face no hidden fees and there is nothing owed if the claim is lost. With our 100% No Win, No Fee promise, there is no risk of being charged extra costs.
Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Learn more about the claims process
Before you choose to instruct a solicitor you should arm yourself with as much information as you can. This can help you to make the best decision for your future.
Get more answers online without being required to call a solicitor. Read our frequently asked questions.
Ready to begin?
Phone an injury lawyer on 0800 612 7456 to begin a injury claim, alternatively you can begin the personal injury claim online.
If you would like to discuss your options or have anything else to ask first, contact on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.