Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.
We have helped injured people in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire and across the UK claim compensation for:
Can I claim compensation?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other points to consider?
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 where the injury occurred.
It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online 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:
Dewsbury road accident claims
You have the right to start a claim for compensation if you were injured on Dewsbury's roads because of another road user's negligence.
It does not matter if you have been hurt in a collision, or have been involved riding a cycle on Dewsbury's roads, our road accident compensation claim guide explains everything you need to know about what to do.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Dewsbury
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.
Whatever your job, whether you are a farmer injured on a farm or a mechanic injured in a garage, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Injuries in a public place
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.
More injury claim types
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. The panel of solicitors work with medical professionals and the defendant's representatives to ensure claimants impacted by severe accidents receive medical and financial support.
Dewsbury 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, Dewsbury 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 Dewsbury, 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.
Speak to an expert
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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What is your track record of winning claims in Dewsbury?
Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of award winning personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people injured in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.
Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants in West Yorkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from workplace accidents to car accidents.
Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, mean that claiming compensation is as convenient and stress-free as possible.
Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.
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.
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
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.