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

Regardless of how you were injured by someone else's negligence, we are here to help you recover compensation.

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We have helped injured claimants in Hemsworth, West Yorkshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') 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. In practice, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or the quantum of the claim.

We would be happy to give you a clearer answer. Speak to an expert now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury 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

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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Hemsworth road accident claims

If you are injured on Hemsworth's roads because of a negligent road user, you can make a claim for compensation.

Whether you have suffered an injury riding a cycle on Hemsworth's roads, or have been hurt in a car collision, we are here to help. The Quittance expert guide explains how to start a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Hemsworth

If you have sustained an injury because of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.

Whatever your job, whether you had a fall from height or have been exposed to asbestos, our work accident claim guide shows you how to make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place injuries

Official statistics indicate that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Sheffield workplace. Slips and trips are sometimes lead to accidents classified under another heading such as being hit by tools in use or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place (Sheffield local authority) claims for injuries such as broken toes happening on tripping on a street are also common with street trips having occurred on White Lane and on Constable Rd.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Clinical negligence is the term used when a patient suffers injury or illness due to a registrar, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you are just looking for a detailed explanation of what happened as opposed to financial compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to raise a complaint against Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Road, Steeton, Keighley, West Yorkshire.

Further information: Clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help claimants with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from radiation exposure to asthma caused by enzymes.

Further information: Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

Hemsworth 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, Hemsworth 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 Hemsworth, 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

Take the first steps towards compensation

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

How much experience do your solicitors have of claims in Hemsworth?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of specialist personal injury solicitors that assists people in Hemsworth, West Yorkshire and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.

The solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout West Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents at work to accidents due to poor road conditions.

With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, means you can focus on your recovery.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

What should you consider when comparing Hemsworth solicitor reviews?

Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

Do I need a local Hemsworth solicitor ?

Going for a local solicitor is less important as injury cases are usually managed remotely.

However, you should select a law firm with national medical centres as you will almost always have to go to a medical examination.

More on : Can I attend a medical centre near me?

The variation in the amount of personal injury success fees and insurance premiums charged by firms can have a significant impact on your compensation.

E.g. the amount retained by a successful claimant having been awarded £48,914 for asbestosis might vary from £29,348 to £41,577.

More information : How much can you claim?

What are the road accident statistics in Hemsworth

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Hemsworth are common with a total of 1472 accidents (1303 slight accidents, 162 serious accidents and 7 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Sheffield local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,665.

Our group of knowledgeable road traffic accident litigators have years of experience in fighting for optimum settlements for anyone who has been hurt in a road accident in Hemsworth.

Hemsworth work accident statistics

The latest 2019 work injury data in the Sheffield Local Authority (2013/14) collated under RIDDOR regulations by the HSE excerpted below:

Work accidents in Sheffield Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Other81
Electric shock injury1
Machinery related39
0
Explosion related1
Exposed to fire1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)9
Fall from height (ladder)51
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)3
Manual handling153
Physical assault30
Slip, trip, fall same level169
Struck against14
Struck by moving vehicle8
Struck by object78
Crushed by something collapsing2

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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