A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you live in Hebden Bridge or anywhere in the UK, our experienced solicitors are able to take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.

Have I got a compensation claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and another party was at fault, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

How much can I claim?

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our online compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could win.

Making a personal injury claim

Powerful legislation is in place to support injured Claimants, and Quittance's network of expert solicitors have many years of experience giving advice to their clients on the likelihood of success.

People with certain illnesses or conditions such as noise-induced deafness are frequently still able to claim even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is important.

In order to win a Hebden Bridge personal injury case, it must be shown that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

The solicitor should look at how each of these points relates to your injury claim.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

Compensation for a injury claim can take months, and even years in cases of serious injury, to be settled. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however service levels can vary.

Your legal representative should be someone you are able to trust throughout the claims process to provide compassionate practical guidance and specialist legal advice.

The diversity in the amount of personal injury insurance premiums and success fees charged by lawyers often surprises prospective Claimants.

For example the amount of financial compensation retained by a Claimant awarded £31,085 for loss of hearing in one ear can range from £18,651 to £26,422.

Further reading - Compare solicitors

Do you have to choose a law firm in Hebden Bridge?

You do not need to choose a personal injury solicitor near you.

Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Look into Hebden Bridge solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary to a large extent.

Reading reviews can be enlightening if you are thinking about which lawyer to act for you.

Read : Personal injury lawyer reviews

Legal claims we handle in Hebden Bridge

Quittance's panel of expert lawyers represent Claimants in Hebden Bridge and West Yorkshire whose circumstances were diverse and which led to serious injuries. Examples of compensatable injuries in Hebden Bridge include:

Road traffic accidents in Hebden Bridge

Accidents involving vehicles in Hebden Bridge are relatively commonplace. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 4 fatal accidents, 86 serious accidents and 476 slight accidents in 2013 in Calderdale (Total events were 566 council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 623.

Our network of expert no win no fee personal injury solicitors have vast experience in fighting for the best damages for Claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike accident in Hebden Bridge.

Slip and trip injuries

HSE statistics underline the fact that slips and trips are the most frequent accident at work in West Yorkshire and the UK. Slips and trips are quite often lead to accidents categorised as something else like being hit by moving machinery or a harmful substance accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like strained muscles occurring on raised flagstones are also quite common with recent incidents having happened on Upper Hambleton Hill Farm and on Clough Lane.

Workplace accidents

We have assisted claims for people, from building site contractors to herbalists, to seek financial compensation. Work accident statistics for the Calderdale local authority are published under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Government in the following table:

Work accidents in Calderdale Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury110
Machinery related injury251116
Explosion related010
Fire related (e.g. scars)111
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)221
Fall from height (scaffolding)332519
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)304
Lifting and carrying905258
Slip, trip or fall736665
Struck against5810
Struck by moving vehicle365
Struck by object262827
Crushed by something collapsing211

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help Claimants with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from mesolthelioma to benzene poisoning.

Clinical and medical negligence in Hebden Bridge

Clinical negligence - in the past referred to as medical negligence - is the legal term a breach of the duty of care on the part of a doctor or healthcare provider. An example could be a blood clot injury claim. Quittance's panel of personal injury lawyers acting for West Yorkshire and Hebden Bridge have assisted with compensation claims filed against private and NHS hospitals that include Calderdale Royal Hospital, Salterhebble, Salterhebble, Halifax, HX3 0PW.

Serious injury experts serving Hebden Bridge

The Courts understand that serious injuries have a significant effect on an injured Claimant and their family. Quittance's panel of solicitors work for the maximum compensation for serious injury and illness, which includes claiming for physiotherapy and treatment. Our network of expert solicitors work with Courts and medical professionals, helping to ensure families impacted by severe accidents get the support they need. Injuries and illnesses which are considered by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious range from degloving injuries to lung disease.

How No Win, No Fee lawyers handle Hebden Bridge claims for compensation

Solicitors looking after claims in Hebden Bridge and West Yorkshire mostly work on a CFA or Conditional Fee Agreement. This is also called a No Win, No Fee agreement. This contract prevents your lawyer from charging any fees if they lose the case.

Will you need to pay any fees?

Some firms could charge extra fees should the case end prematurely. With Quittance's solicitors, No Win, No Fee is assured, with no catches in the small print.

Click here for more information about No Win, No Fee.

What happens next?

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get answers to your questions

Before you choose your lawyer you should arm yourself with as much information as you feel you need. This helps you to make the best decision.

If you need more information before you are ready to call, see our FAQ section.

How to get your injury claim underway

When you are ready to get underway, you can begin the claim for compensation by phoning 0800 612 7456 or using the contact form.

If you have anything else to ask first, phone on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a time that suits you.