A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Elland or anywhere in the UK, we can are able to assist with your claim and we will set up a medical at a centre near you .

Can I make a claim for compensation?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and a third party was to blame, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a claim.

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

See a list of what you can claim for:

Examples of special damages include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Find out what your claim could be worth now

Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated.

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.

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Key criteria

Personal injury A claim must usually be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.

To win a Elland personal injury case, your lawyer must prove that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

How much can I claim?

The personal injury compensation you will receive is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our easy to use injury calculator provides you with a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

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Work accident claims in Elland

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for claimants, from gardeners to employment advice workers, to get the compensation they deserve. Accident information for the Calderdale local authority are detailed under reporting legislation by the Health and Safety Executive:

Work accidents in Calderdale Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury110
Machinery related injury251116
Explosion related010
Fire related (e.g. scars)111
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)221
Fall from height (scaffolding)332519
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)304
Lifting and carrying905258
Slip, trip or fall736665
Struck against5810
Struck by moving vehicle365
Struck by object262827
Crushed by something collapsing211

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Road traffic accident claims in Elland

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of expert road traffic accident injury lawyers have vast experience in negotiating the best settlements for claimants injured in a car or motorbike accident in Elland.

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Elland are relatively common. Government statistics reveal 4 fatal accidents, 86 serious accidents and 476 slight accidents in 2013 in Calderdale (Total events were 566 local authority. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 623. Accidents in the Elland region in 2013 included collisions on the A629 and A643 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A6107 and A643 crossroads.

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Other claims we handle

Slips, trips and falls

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.

Industrial disease

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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Medical and clinical negligence in Elland

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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Serious injury solicitors in Elland

The Quittance team understand the change an injury claim can make to the lives of severely injured claimants. By reducing the pressure a serious or catastrophic injury imposes on a claimant and their dependants, compensation helps individuals to focus on their recovery. Quittance's panel of solicitor firms have for many years helped people impacted by serious accidents and injuries.

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Elland No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Elland and the whole of the UK.

See: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet our team

Quittance's national network of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Elland and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected because of their track record in winning claims, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience winning compensation for claimants.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

How much experience do Quittance 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.

Advice for injured people looking for a solicitor

Compensation for a injury claim can take months, and even years in severe injuries, to be paid. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), but service levels can vary.

Given the impact your solicitor can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, picking an injury lawyer to fit your requirements is a crucial first step.

Look into 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.

See : Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

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.

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Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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