Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Has your ability to work or daily life been affected by your injury? We're here to help.
If someone else was responsible for your accident or injuries, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
We have helped hundreds of people in Guiseley, West Yorkshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?
If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened.
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or whether a minor was injured.
Why not speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker.
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my injury compensation
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:
Road accident claims in Guiseley
Drivers and other road users have the right to make a claim for compensation if they are hurt on Guiseley's roads due to another party's negligence.
Regardless of whether you have been involved in a hit-and-run, or have been hurt in a collision on the motorway, Quittance's expert guide sets out what you need to do to make a road accident claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Guiseley
If you were injured at work in the last three years and it wasn?t your fault, you should be able to claim compensation.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp working through an agency, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Public place accidents
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.
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
Litigators can assist with securing compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from asbestosis to dioxin poisoning.
Read more: No win, no fee industrial disease claim
Guiseley No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Guiseley injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Guiseley, West Yorkshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure you will have nothing to pay.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Guiseley and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
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Frequently asked questions
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.
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.
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.
What are the road accident statistics in Guiseley
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.
What are the Guiseley work accident statistics?
The latest 2019 work injury information for the Leeds Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled in accordance with reporting legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Leeds Local Authority||Reported Injuries|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||0|
|Fire related (e.g. scarrs)||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)||13|
|Fall from height (ladder)||79|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||12|
|Lifting and handling injuries||263|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||287|
|Struck by moving vehicle||15|
|Struck by object||88|
|Trapped by something collapsing||9|
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.