Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.

Our personal injury services

We have helped injured people in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

If you were injured 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, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or the location of the injury.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Injury compensation calculator

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:

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Hebden Bridge road accident claims

You are entitled to start a claim for compensation if you were injured on Hebden Bridge's roads as the result of the actions of another driver.

No matter if you have been hurt in a collision on Hebden Bridge's roads, or were involved in a cycling accident, Quittance's guide explains what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Hebden Bridge

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.

No matter what your job is - whether you are a builder injured on a building site or you tripped in an office, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place 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.

Public place accident claims

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

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

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

Other types of claim

Hebden Bridge No win, no fee Solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Under a CFA, Hebden Bridge injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.

The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your 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 there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Is Quittance the right claims firm for me?

Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.

Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.

If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

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Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

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.

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

What are the road accident statistics 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.

Work accident statistics in Hebden Bridge

The most recent 2019 work accident stats for the Calderdale Local Authority (2013/14) 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)Reported Injuries
Other23
Electric shock injury0
Machinery related injury16
Explosion related0
Fire related (e.g. scarrs)1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)1
Fall from height (scaffolding)19
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)4
Lifting and carrying58
Assault3
Slip, trip or fall65
Struck against10
Struck by moving vehicle5
Struck by object27
Crushed by something collapsing1

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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