Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If your life has been affected by illness or injury, Quittance Legal Services are here to help.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

We have helped injured people in Garforth, West Yorkshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. In practice, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the specific details of the accident, the quantum of the claim or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.

We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to an expert now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Injury Claim Checker:

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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.

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Injury compensation calculator

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:

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Road accident claims in Garforth

If you are injured on Garforth's roads due to another driver's carelessness, you should be able to claim injury compensation.

No matter if you have been hurt in a car collision on Garforth's roads, or sustained an injury in a motorbike accident, we can help. Quittance's road accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Garforth

You may be eligible to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

No matter what your employment status, whether you had a fall from height or developed carpal tunnel syndrome, our guide to work accident claims shows you how best to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Accidents in a public place

Officially recorded statistics underline the fact that slips, trips and falls are still the most frequent cause of injury at work in West Yorkshire. They are frequently connected to accidents recorded in another category, such as being hit by hand tools in use, a lifting injury or a lake drowning accident. Public place (Leeds local authority) claims for injuries like broken collarbones happening on potholes are also quite prevalent with recent falls having occurred on Main St and on Astley Lane.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Medical negligence is the term used when someone suffers injury or illness due to a GP or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you are only looking for a formal account of what went wrong rather than starting an injury claim. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Road, Steeton, Keighley, West Yorkshire.

See: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

The impact of a serious injury is recognised by the Courts when working out how much compensation to pay.

We fight to get maximum compensation for severe injuries. This includes damages for medical treatment and care costs. Our network of law firms engage with insurers and doctors and health professionals, helping to ensure people impacted by major accidents get the legal and medical support they need. Injuries and illnesses which are held to be serious and catastrophic include deep vein thrombosis and brain tumours.

See: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Garforth 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, Garforth 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 Garforth, 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 fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Experienced personal injury lawyers

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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FAQs

How much experience do the solicitors have of injury claims in Garforth?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of specialist personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Garforth, West Yorkshire and across the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in West Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents in the workplace to road accidents.

Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, mean making a claim 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. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

Does the location of the lawyer matter?

Many injury lawyers operate nationwide, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

In most cases, the only aspect that should be carried out locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

The variation in personal injury success fees between different solicitors is significant.

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant who was awarded £12,061 for mild asthma could vary from £7,237 to £10,252.

Read more at How much can you claim?

What should you look for when comparing reviews for solicitors in Garforth?

Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

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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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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