Updated: Friday, 5th August 2016
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.
Making 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.
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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Quittance's network of experienced solicitors help people get compensation for a range of injuries.
Clinical and medical negligence in Guiseley
Clinical negligence, at one time known as medical negligence, is the term used to describe a breach of duty by a healthcare provider. Quittance's specialist panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Guiseley have helped with claims brought against healthcare providers including Wharfedale Hospital, Newall Carr Road, Otley, LS21 2LY.
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.
Road traffic accidents in Guiseley
Quittances panel of proficient road traffic accident litigators are experienced in 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.
Litigators can assist with securing compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from asbestosis to dioxin poisoning.
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.
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 Authority||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|
How No Win, No Fee injury lawyers handle Guiseley claims
When your solicitor loses the compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) between you and the lawyer states that you will not have to pay their fees. When your claim is won, the costs for your lawyer will be paid by the losing Defendant.
Will I have to pay any fees?
No Win, No Fee should mean that there are no hidden costs and there is nothing owed if the claim is lost. With our 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee, you will not be charged unexpected costs and there are no catches hiding in the small print.
Click here to read more about about our No Win, No Fee.
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Learn more about your claim
Before you instruct a lawyer you should arm yourself with as much information as you feel you need. Answers will help you make the best choice.
If you have more questions before phoning, see our FAQ section.
Start a compensation claim
Call the Quittance team on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to get the injury claim underway, or you can begin the claim for compensation online.
If you would like to discuss your options before starting, request a callback at a time that is convenient for you or contact us on 0800 612 7456.