Updated: Friday, 5th August 2016
Whether you live in Halifax or anywhere in the country, our expert lawyers can assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a local medical centre.
Making a claim
Claims should, in most cases, be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.
People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like RSI are frequently still able to claim even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in such circumstances.
In most cases, a successful compensation claim involves three components. It must be demonstrated that:
- a duty of care was owed
- that the duty was breached
- the breach was the cause of the injury or illness
The solicitor will explain how these issues will relate to your injury claim.
Advice for those seeking a lawyer
In most cases a injury claim can take months to agree a settlement and in the most serious claims, some claims can take over a year. The SRA regulates all solicitors, however the level of service offered by different firms varies.
Your legal representative should be someone you are able to trust throughout the claims process to provide both practical guidance and specialist legal advice.
Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam 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.
Comparing injury solicitors in Halifax - online reviews
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.
The diversity in the level of personal injury success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different law firms is significant.
To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a Claimant who was awarded £48,417 for a very severe ankle injury might vary from £29,050 to £41,154.
What claims do you handle in Halifax and West Yorkshire?
It is possible to make a claim for a range of injury and illness across Halifax. Quittance have helped with injuries and illness including:
Slip and trip accidents
Officially recorded data expose the fact that employee slips and trips are by some margin the most common cause of injury at work in West Yorkshire in 2015. Slips and trips are typically forerunner to accidents categorised as another type of accident like being hit by hand tools in use or a fire related accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as broken wrists suffered on raised kerb stones are also quite common with trips having happened on King Cross Rd and on Gibbet St.
Halifax lawyers for serious injury compensation claims
We understand the critical difference compensation will make to the lives of people who have been impacted by major injury. By reducing the stress severe injury imposes on a Claimant and their family, an injury claim helps individuals to focus on recovery.
Clinical and medical negligence in Halifax
Clinical negligence (formerly called medical negligence) is where an injury or illness is associated with a breach in the duty of care on the part of a healthcare professional. Quittance's specialist panel of solicitors acting for Halifax have been instructed on negligence claims made against the health service including Calderdale Royal Hospital, Salterhebble, Salterhebble, Halifax, HX3 0PW.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Halifax
Our panel of skilled road traffic accident (RTA) legal advisors have decades of experience in getting the highest damages for people injured in a car or motorbike accident in Halifax.
Accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Halifax are reasonably common. Official statistics reveal a total of 566 accidents (476 slight accidents, 86 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Calderdale council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 623. Accidents in the Halifax region in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A6036 and A58 junction and on the dual carriageway of the A58 and A646 junction.
Legal advisors can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness that range from industrial deafness to asthma caused by isocyanates.
Accidents at work
Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants, from members of the Royal Navy to engineering geologists, to claim maximum compensation. Work injury statistics in the Calderdale local authority are listed under legislation by the Government in the following table:
|Work accidents in Calderdale Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||1||1||0|
|Machinery related injury||25||11||16|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||1||1||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||2||2||1|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||33||25||19|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||3||0||4|
|Lifting and carrying||90||52||58|
|Slip, trip or fall||73||66||65|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||6||5|
|Struck by object||26||28||27|
|Crushed by something collapsing||2||1||1|
How No Win, No Fee lawyers take care of Halifax compensation claims
Lawyers handling injury claims in Halifax in most cases conduct the legal work on a CFA or Conditional Fee Agreement, known as a No Win, No Fee agreement.
This prevents the lawyer from expecting you to pay any legal costs if the case is lost.
A success fee is levied by Halifax solicitors working under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). Unlike the standard legal fees, the 'success fee' will be taken from the injured Claimant's compensation and will be generally 25%.
Does the Claimant need to pay extra fees?
Quittance ensure that No Win, No Fee means an injured Claimant shall not have to pay the lawyer's legal fees should the claim is lost. Click here to read more about about our No Win, No Fee.
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Before you instruct you should arm yourself with information. This helps you make the best decision for you.
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Get your injury claim started
If you have decided to proceed, you can begin the injury claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or using our online contact form here.
If you need to ask something else or would like to discuss your options first, request a callback or phone 0800 612 7456.