Updated: Wednesday, 3rd August 2016
Whether you live in Holmfirth or anywhere else in England or Wales, our lawyers will take on your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.
Making a personal injury claim
Claims for personal injury compensation must usually be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.
Whether compensation is being claimed for a work-related illness or road accident, there are three key components to a successful personal injury claim. It must be shown on the balance of probabilities that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.
In all cases, a short, free consultation with a specialist solicitor will provide answers and advice.
What to consider when finding the best solicitor
Compensation for a claim for compensation can take months, and even years in serious injury cases, to be paid. The SRA are tasked with regulating strictly legal advice given by all solicitors, however they are not required to monitor many factors that matter to Claimants, such as speed or level of service.
Your legal representative should be someone you are able to rely on throughout your claim to provide both practical guidance and specialist legal advice.
Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for severe tinnitus, for example, ranges from £23,980 to £36,850 (based on 2015 market data).
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Compensation claims our panel of solicitors conducts in Holmfirth
Quittance's panel of solicitors have helped Claimants across Holmfirth whose accident circumstances were diverse and which led to serious injuries including:
Road traffic compensation claims
Quittances network of qualified road traffic accident (RTA) lawyers have a wealth of experience in obtaining maximum damages for Claimants who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Holmfirth.
Road traffic accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Holmfirth are not uncommon. Official statistics reveal 13 fatal accidents, 127 serious accidents and 1075 slight accidents in 2013 in Kirklees (Total events were 1215 council area. By 2014 the total had decreased to 1,109. Accidents in the Holmfirth region in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A616 and A635 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A6024 and A635 junction.
Litigators can assist with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from occupational asthma to irritant contact dermatitis.
The effect a serious or catastrophic injury has will be understood by Courts when calculating compensation. Quittance's panel of expert lawyers fight to get compensation for severe injury and illness. This includes claiming for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Officially reported statistics highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of injury at work in West Yorkshire in 2015. They are typically related to accidents categorised as something else for instance being hit by an object falling from a machine or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place claims for injuries such as fractured wrists sustained on tripping on a street are also quite prevalent with kerb stone trips having happened on Station Rd and on Huddersfield Rd.
Quittance has assisted people injured in an accident, from scaffolding erectors to higher education advice workers, to secure financial compensation settlements. Work accident statistics for the Kirklees local authority are detailed under reporting legislation by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:
|Workplace accidents in Kirklees Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||1||3||0|
|Machinery related injury||42||25||30|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||0||1||0|
|Exposed to fire||4||1||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)||13||6||5|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||52||30||32|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||12||2||4|
|Lifting and handling injuries||200||98||118|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||176||156||100|
|Struck by moving vehicle||14||9||11|
|Hit by falling object||86||51||48|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||5||4|
Medical and clinical negligence in Holmfirth
Clinical negligence - at one time known as medical negligence - is when there has been a failing on the part of a medical professional. Quittance's panel of solicitors acting for West Yorkshire and Holmfirth have worked on claims brought against hospitals including Holmevalley Memorial Hospital, Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 3TS.
How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors take care of Holmfirth claims
Were you to succeed in the case, the fees for your lawyer are paid by the losing Defendant. In the event that your solicitor loses the compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your solicitor confirms that the legal costs will not be charged.
A success fee is levied by Holmfirth solicitors working under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). The success fee will be usually 25 percent and will be deducted from the Claimant's award.
100% No Win, No Fee
No Win, No Fee means that there is nothing to pay if the claim is unsuccessful. With Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee, there is no risk of being charged extra costs and there will be no catch hiding in the small print.
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What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Find out more about your claim
Making the right decision depends on the right information. Get any questions answered before you instruct.
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Call us on 0800 612 7456 to commence the claim for compensation. Alternatively, you can start your claim for compensation here.
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