Cleckheaton Personal Injury Solicitors No Win No Fee
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.
Do I have a claim?
If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and another person owed you a duty of care, we can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.
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
Find out what your injury claim could be worth now
Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated, particularly if you have multiple injuries.
If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.
Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.
Qualifying for personal injury compensation
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 three 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.
Calculate your compensation
The total compensation you are likely to get will depend on a variety of factors. Our claim calculator provides an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.
Road traffic accident claims in Cleckheaton
Quittance's 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 reporters 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.
Read more: Road accident compensation
Work accident claims in Cleckheaton
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|
Read more: Accident at work claim
Clinical and medical negligence in Cleckheaton
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
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.
Read more: Serious injury claims
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.
Cleckheaton 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 Cleckheaton and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.
Find out more about No win, no fee compensation claims.
Meet the team
Quittance Legal Services' national network of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Cleckheaton, including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen for their track record in winning cases and their level of experience.
Have Quittance 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.
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?