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

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

How we can help

Each year, we help injured people in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a claim?

If you have been injured or made ill in an accident that was not your fault, you should be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. In practice, various other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, including the circumstances of your accident, where the injury occurred or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.

It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim. Speak to an expert now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal 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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Holmfirth road accident claims

Holmfirth drivers and other road users have a right to claim compensation if they have been injured due to someone else's actions.

No matter if you have been hurt in a crash at a junction, or sustained an injury in a motorcycle accident on Holmfirth's roads, our expert team can help. This guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Holmfirth

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

No matter what you do for a living, whether you broke a bone or have been exposed to asbestos, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place 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.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from occupational asthma to irritant contact dermatitis.

Read more about No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

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.

Read more about No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Holmfirth 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, Holmfirth 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 Holmfirth, 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

What should I do next?

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

Have the solicitors handled many claims in Holmfirth?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we have assisted hundreds of people across West Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including workplace accidents and car passenger accidents.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, make our claims process as convenient and stress-free 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. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

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).

Read Holmfirth solicitor reviews

Levels of service offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, can differ considerably.

Reviews can certainly be enlightening when thinking about which lawyer to pick.

Read more Solicitor reviews

What are the road accident statistics in Holmfirth

Quittance's 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, motorbikes 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.

Work accident statistics in Holmfirth

The latest 2019 work accident stats for the Kirklees Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed under reporting legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive excerpted below:

Workplace accidents in Kirklees Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Not Known51
Electric shock injury0
Machinery related injury30
Explosion related (e.g. gas)0
Exposed to fire1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)5
Fall from height (scaffolding)32
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)4
Lifting and handling injuries118
Physical assault26
Slip, trip, fall same level100
Struck against17
Struck by moving vehicle11
Hit by falling object48
Trapped by something collapsing4

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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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