Updated: Monday, 8th August 2016
Whether you live in Garforth or anywhere else in England or Wales, wecan can help with your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near you.
Making an injury claim
Claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of the injury.
For the majority of injury claims, making a successful claim has three key components. It needs to be shown that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.
Starting your claim as soon as possible should allow your solicitor to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.
Finding the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your iness or injury
Finding a suitable legal expert to assist you is a crucial step towards achieving the highest compensation award.
With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Garforth (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority 2015 database), how do you ensure you select the most appropriate legal practice for your case?
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.
What compensation claims do you handle in Garforth?
It is possible to make a claim for a broad range of injuries throughout Garforth. Our team have helped with injuries and illness including:
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants injured at work, from kitchen workers to exploration geologists, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Accident at work statistics for the Leeds local authority collated under legislation by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:
|Workplace accidents in Leeds Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||1||2||0|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||0||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)||25||16||13|
|Fall from height (ladder)||120||64||79|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||18||9||12|
|Lifting and handling injuries||391||235||263|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||432||315||287|
|Struck by moving vehicle||21||20||15|
|Struck by object||163||121||88|
|Trapped by something collapsing||4||4||9|
Road traffic accidents in Garforth
Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Garforth are reasonably common with statistics showing a total of 2433 accidents (2139 slight accidents, 279 serious accidents and 15 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Leeds local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 2,532. Incidents in the Garforth region in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A63 and A642 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the B6137 and A63 junction.
Quittances panel of accredited no win, no fee lawyers have decades of experience in negotiating optimum general and special damages for people injured in a car accident in Garforth.
Clinical and medical negligence in Garforth
Clinical negligence - until recently called medical negligence - is the term for when an illness or injury is connected to a failure to carry out a responsibility by a doctor or medical provider. Quittance's panel of lawyers acting for Garforth have helped with claims brought against private and NHS hospitals including Newsam Centre, Seacroft Hospital, York Road, Seacroft, Leeds, LS14 6WB.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
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.
Legal advisors can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness ranging from workplace cancer to dioxin poisoning.
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.
No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers in Garforth
In the event that your compensation claim is not won, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) between you and the solicitor states that you will not have to pay their fees. In the event that you succeed in your claim, your legal costs must be covered by the other side or their insurer.
A success fee can be charged by lawyers who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). The fee is deducted from the compensation settlement and is generally 25 percent.
Will the Claimant have to pay any extra costs?
Some firms may levy extra fees should the claim fail. Using Quittance, your No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with no catches in the small print.
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What happens next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Find out more about the claims process
Making the right decision for you depends on receiving the correct information. Get any questions answered before you instruct a lawyer.
Get answers to common questions on the FAQ page.
Ready to begin?
Once you are ready to proceed, you can begin a claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or through Quittance's online contact form here.
If you would like to discuss your options first, phone 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.