Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.

How can we help

We have helped injured people in Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?

It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you were injured or made ill:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, including the context of your injury, whether a minor was injured or whether liability can be proved.

It costs nothing to find out if you can claim. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim 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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Heckmondwike road accident claims

Heckmondwike drivers and other road users should be able to start a claim for compensation if they are hurt due to someone else's negligence.

It does not matter whether you sustained an injury in a hit-and-run, or have been hurt in a crash, our team are here. The Quittance useful guide explains how to make a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Heckmondwike

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whatever your job is, whether you had a crush injury or have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place accidents

Official data demonstrate that employee slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the West Yorkshire workplace in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the cause of accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being struck by machinery, a crush injury from something overturning or an electrocution accident. Public place (Kirklees local authority) litigation for injuries like torn ligaments occurring on tripping on a street are also common with recent pavement trips having happened on Spen Lane and on Market St.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help claimants with claiming compensation for industrial illness including anything from NIHL to asthma caused by laboratory animals.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation claims

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

We recognise the change compensation makes to the lives of severely injured claimants.

Damages will lessen the financial load and reduce the pressure on an injured person so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

Quittance's panel of specialist solicitor firms have helped families collect damages for numerous severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and illnesses referred to as serious and catastrophic range from deep vein thrombosis to brain injuries.

For more information: Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Heckmondwike 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, Heckmondwike 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 Heckmondwike, 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 fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

We can help

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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FAQs

How much experience do your solicitors have of injury claims in Heckmondwike?

We are a UK-wide panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that helps people in Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire and across the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we assisted hundreds of people throughout West Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including injuries sustained from a fall at work and car accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

Read Heckmondwike personal injury solicitor reviews

Levels of service provided by solicitors can vary a great deal.

Reading reviews can certainly be informative if you are considering which solicitor to sign up with.

Find out more Personal injury solicitors reviews

Will you need a local lawyer ?

The location of a firm is not very critical as injury cases can be run by phone and email.

It is however necessary to choose a solicitors practice that has medical facilities near Heckmondwike as you will usually be expected to go to a medical examination.

More details : Will I have to attend a medical?

The variation in the amount of fees between different law firms working on No Win No Fee agreements is a material consideration for claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant having been awarded £18,059 for moderate hearing loss can range from £10,835 to £15,350.

Further reading Compare solicitors

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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.

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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