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?

Updated: September 12, 2016

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.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

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 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.

Work accident claims in Hebden Bridge

Worker injured in accident

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
Other263623
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
Assault12123
Slip, trip or fall736665
Struck against5810
Struck by moving vehicle365
Struck by object262827
Crushed by something collapsing211

For more information: No win, no fee work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Hebden Bridge

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

For more information: Road accident compensation claim

Other claims handled by Quittance

Industrial disease

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

For more information: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

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.

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.

For more information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Hebden Bridge

When a person is injured due to the lack of care of a doctor or other medical professional, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you just want the hospital to explain what happened rather than a compensation award, you could use the NHS Resolution process. You can contact Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Road, Steeton, Keighley, West Yorkshire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

Hebden Bridge No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Hebden Bridge and across the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Hebden Bridge and including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Selected because of their track record in recovering compensation, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

Click here to meet more of the team.

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

What experience do your solicitors have of claims in Hebden Bridge?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of specialist solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.

Last year, we helped hundreds of people throughout West Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to accidents in the office.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, make the claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

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

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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