Have you been injured in an accident that was not 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 people in Elland, West Yorkshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- 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 various other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or the location of the injury.
Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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 Elland
Drivers have a right to make a claim for compensation if they have been injured on Elland's roads as the result of another party's negligence.
Whether you have been involved riding a cycle on Elland's roads, or have been hurt in a car collision, our specialist team can help. This expert guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident injury claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Elland
If you were injured at work and someone else was to blame, you should be able to claim compensation.
However your injury occurred, whether you had a fall or developed noise-induced hearing loss, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Accidents in a public place
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data underscore the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most frequent cause of injury at work in West Yorkshire and the UK as a whole. Slips and trips are sometimes lead to accidents recorded in a different category such as being hit by machinery, a fall from a ladder or a fire related accident. Public place (Calderdale local authority) accident claims injuries like bruised legs happening on potholes are also common with falls having occurred on Stainland Rd and on New Hey Rd.
Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when a patient is injured due to the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.
If you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened instead of injury compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can write to Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Road, Steeton, Keighley, West Yorkshire, to make a complaint against Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.
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Personal injury lawyers can help with getting compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from noise induced hearing loss to irritant contact dermatitis.
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Elland 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, Elland 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 Elland, 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.
How do I start a claim?
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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How much experience do the solicitors have of injury claims in Elland?
Quittance is a nationwide panel of specialist solicitors that helps injured people in Elland, West Yorkshire and throughout the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.
In the last 12 months, we helped hundreds of claimants in West Yorkshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents on the road to injuries sustained at work.
With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, enables you to focus on your recovery.
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.
Elland personal injury solicitor reviews
Service standards provided by solicitors can vary.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be revealing if you are trying to decide which lawyer to choose.
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Do you need to instruct a local Elland lawyer ?
Choosing a nearby solicitors office is less important as cases are usually conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.
However, you should choose a firm that has medical facilities near you as you will need to go to a medical exam.
The variation in the amount of fees charged by firms is important for claimants.
For example the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant being awarded compensation of £79,489 for serious neck injuries involving fractures or damage to discs could conceivably vary from £47,693 to £67,566.
Further reading Compare solicitors
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.