Updated: Friday, 29th July 2016
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Making an injury claim
Personal injury claims must usually be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.
Considerable legislation is in place to support people planning to make a claim, and Quittance's network of injury solicitors have many years of experience giving advice to their clients on the likelihood of success.
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.
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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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.
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Which kinds of claims for compensation does Quittance handle in Elland?
Quittance's panel of lawyers help individuals receive compensation for a wide range of injury and illness.
Road accidents in Elland
Quittances 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.
Personal injury lawyers can help with getting compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from noise induced hearing loss to irritant contact dermatitis.
Accidents in the workplace
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||1||1||0|
|Machinery related injury||25||11||16|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||1||1||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||2||2||1|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||33||25||19|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||3||0||4|
|Lifting and carrying||90||52||58|
|Slip, trip or fall||73||66||65|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||6||5|
|Struck by object||26||28||27|
|Crushed by something collapsing||2||1||1|
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.
Medical and clinical negligence in Elland
Clinical negligence - formerly referred to as medical negligence - is the legal term a breach of duty by a healthcare provider. Quittance's experienced panel of injury solicitors acting for West Yorkshire and Elland have assisted with medical negligence legal action filed against the health service including Spire Elland Hospital, Elland Lane, Elland, HX5 9EB.
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.
Elland No Win, No Fee Lawyers
No Win, No Fee agreements, also known as CFAs guard Claimants from a need to pay solicitors' fees if they do not win their claim for compensation.
A 'success fee' will be charged by Elland lawyers who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). This fee is taken out of your award or settlement and will be usually 25%.
Do I need to pay extra fees?
Some solicitors may charge extra fees if they lose your case. With a Quittance solicitor, No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with nothing extra in the small print.
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Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
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