A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Guiseley or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced personal injury solicitors will take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, Quittance can help you make a claim for compensation.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims must be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred in most cases.

For the majority of injury claims, making a successful claim has three key components. It must be proven that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

Making your claim sooner should enable the lawyer to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.

Find out how much you can claim

The level of compensation you will be awarded will depend on a number of points. Our easy to use calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

Work accident claims in Guiseley

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for self employed and employed people hurt in an accident, from dental nurses to education administrators, to claim compensation from their employer. Work injury information for the Guiseley local authority are compiled in accordance with reporting legislation by the Health and Safety Executive:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Leeds Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
General171133148
Electrical injury535
Machinery related513331
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Explosion related (e.g. gas)120
Fire related (e.g. scars)001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)251613
Fall from height (ladder)1206479
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)18912
Lifting and handling injuries391235263
Physical attack965064
Slip, trip, fall same level432315287
Struck against663834
Struck by moving vehicle212015
Struck by object16312188
Trapped by something collapsing449

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Road traffic accident claims in Guiseley

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of proficient road traffic accident litigators are experienced in obtaining optimum compensation for people who have been hurt in a car accident in Guiseley.

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Guiseley are relatively frequent. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 2433 accidents (2139 slight accidents, 279 serious accidents and 15 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Leeds local authority. In 2014 the total had increased to 2,532.

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Other claims

Slip and trip injuries

Reported statistics highlight the fact that slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in West Yorkshire. They are frequently related to injuries categorised as another type of accident like being hit by another person, a fall from a height or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as torn ligaments occurring on spillages are also common with street falls having happened on Main St and on High Street.

Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with securing compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from asbestosis to dioxin poisoning.

Read more: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Clinical and medical negligence in Guiseley

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a consultant or other health professional. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you only want a deeper understanding of what happened instead of financial damages, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can write to Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Road, Steeton, Keighley, West Yorkshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Serious injury

We recognise the change an injury claim will make to the lives of people whose lives have been affected by serious injury. A successful claim will ease the financial burden on a Claimant and their family enabling them to focus on rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of specialist serious injury solicitors have for many years helped Claimants affected by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries which are held to be serious include back injuries, dioxin poisoning and deep vein thrombosis.

Read more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Guiseley No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Guiseley and throughout the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Guiseley, from fast track claims to serious motorcycle injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen for their level of experience and their track record in winning cases.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

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

What is your track record of injury claims in Guiseley?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of expert personal injury lawyers that assists injured people in Guiseley, West Yorkshire and throughout the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Last year, we helped 100's of claimants across West Yorkshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including industrial disease and motorbike pillion passenger accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Help for injured people looking for a personal injury solicitor

Instructing the most appropriate injury lawyer for your legal case is a critical step towards negotiating the most compensation for your injuries.

What is the best way to ensure you instruct the most appropriate solicitors' practice to take on your case?

Does the location of the law firm 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.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

The variation in the level of success fees and ATE premiums between firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is enormous.

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by a Claimant accepting a settlement of ?27,077 for complicated leg fractures could vary from ?16,246 to ?23,015.

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Guiseley personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of advice offered by lawyers can vary a great deal.

Reviews can be helpful when mulling over which lawyer to choose.

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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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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