Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Regardless of how you were injured by someone else's negligence, we are here to help you recover compensation.
Our personal injury services
We have helped injured claimants in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether the defendant is uninsured.
We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
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 Cleckheaton
Cleckheaton drivers and other road users are entitled to make a claim for compensation if they have been hurt due to another party's actions.
Whether you were a passenger in a car accident, or have been involved in a cycling accident, our expert team are here. This expert guide sets out how to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Cleckheaton
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.
No matter what your job is - whether you are a plasterer injured on a building site or you had a fall in a warehouse, our guide to work accident claims shows you how best to make a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Injuries in a public place
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.
Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a person is injured or becomes ill due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.
If you only want a better understanding of events rather than financial damages, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, you can write to Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Road, Steeton, Keighley, West Yorkshire, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.
Read more: Medical negligence claims
More injury claim types
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.
Read more: Serious injury claims
Cleckheaton 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, Cleckheaton 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 Cleckheaton, 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.
What should I do next?
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Have the solicitors handled many Cleckheaton claims?
We are a UK-wide network of specialist personal injury solicitors that assists injured people in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.
Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people in West Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from part-time worker injuries to accidents on public transport.
Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean making a claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.
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.
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.
Read more Quittance reviews
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?
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.