Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
Whether you are based in Dewsbury or anywhere in the UK, our injury solicitors are able to take on your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.
Making a claim
Claims should usually be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.
Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions such as asbestosis are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date of diagnosis is what matters in such cases.
For most claims, there are three main elements to proving a claim. It needs to be demonstrated that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.
A free phone consultation with an Dewsbury injury lawyer will give answers to your questions and useful guidance.
The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your iness or injury
Finding the most suitable PI solicitor to act for you is the most important step towards successfully claiming the most compensation.
How can you ensure you choose the ideal company to represent you?
The diversity in personal injury success fees and ATE premiums charged by solicitors is a material consideration for Claimants.
For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant who was awarded £84,630 for extensive fractures causing serious long term problems could vary from £50,778 to £71,935.
More information How to compare personal injury solicitors
Will I need a local Dewsbury lawyer ?
The whereabouts of the law firm is less important as cases now tend to be handled remotely.
You will need to select a firm that offers medical facilities near Dewsbury as Claimants will almost always need to attend an independent medical examination.
Look into Dewsbury personal injury solicitor reviews
Service standards offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, vary enormously.
Reading reviews can help build a picture if you are attempting to decide which lawyer to work with.
Read more - Personal injury solicitor reviews
What types of claims for compensation do you conduct in Dewsbury?
Compensation can be claimed for a wide range of injuries and illnesses in Dewsbury and throughout West Yorkshire. Quittance have assisted with:
Dewsbury serious injury compensation claims
The Courts recognise that serious injuries have a significant effect on an affected individual.
Compensation should ease the financial burden and take the pressure off an injured Claimant and their family enabling them to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Our panel of solicitors work with medical professionals and the Defendant's representatives to ensure Claimants impacted by severe accidents receive medical and financial support.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Dewsbury
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Dewsbury are reasonably common. Official statistics reveal a total of 917 accidents (767 slight accidents, 140 serious accidents and 10 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Wakefield local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 922. Incidents in the Dewsbury area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A638 and A652 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A644 and A638 junction.
Our network of expert injury lawyers have vast experience in obtaining the best awards for Claimants who have been hurt in a road accident in Dewsbury.
Medical negligence in Dewsbury
Clinical negligence - in the past referred to as medical negligence - is when an illness or injury is sustained following a breach of duty on the part of a medical professional. A common example could be an unconsented operation claim. Quittance's expert panel of injury solicitors acting for West Yorkshire and Dewsbury have worked on legal cases brought against health services that include Priory Hospital Dewsbury, York Road, Earlsheaton, Dewsbury, WF12 7LB.
Accidents at work
We have assisted claims for injured Claimants, from plasterers to court reporters, to secure financial compensation awards. Accident statistics in the Wakefield local authority are published under regulations by the HSE in the following table:
|HSE reported work accidents in Wakefield Local Authority||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|
Slips, trips and falls
Recorded data demonstrate that slips and trips are still the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in West Yorkshire and the UK. Slips, trips and falls are typically forerunner to accidents recorded in a different category for instance being hit by an object falling from a vehicle or a river drowning accident. Public place (Wakefield local authority) legal claims for injuries like broken collarbones suffered on poorly maintained paths are also common with incidents having occurred on St. Peters Parade.
Legal advisors can help Claimants with getting compensation for industrial illness including anything from dermatitis claims to asthma caused by colophony.
Dewsbury No Win, No Fee Solicitors
Solicitors looking after Dewsbury injury claims work on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement. This is also called a No Win, No Fee agreement.
This No Win, No Fee agreement prevents the lawyer from billing you for any fees if the claim fails.
A success fee is charged by personal injury solicitors that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. This fee is generally 25 percent and is paid out of your award or settlement.
Do you have to pay any extra costs?
Some firms could charge extra costs if they lose your case. Through our solicitors, your No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print. Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Making the right decision for you depends on receiving the correct information. Get your questions answered before you instruct.
If you need more information before you are ready to call, try our FAQ pages.
Start a claim
Once you have made the choice to get underway, you can begin a claim for compensation by calling 0800 612 7456 or using the contact form here.
Contact a member of Quittance's team to discuss your claim. Request a no-obligation callback or phone us on 0800 612 7456.