Horsforth Personal Injury Solicitors No Win No Fee
Whether you live in Horsforth or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced injury lawyers will help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a centre near you .
Do I have a claim?
If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and someone else owed you a duty of care, we can help you make a claim for financial compensation.
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Find out what your injury claim could be worth now
Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated, particularly if you have multiple injuries.
If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.
Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.
Claims should usually be made within three years of the date of the injury.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as repetitive strain injuries are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date of diagnosis is what is important in such cases.
Whether a claim is being made for a road accident in Horsforth or work-related illness, there are three key components to a successful personal injury claim. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that:
- the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
- the duty of care was breached
- this breach caused your illness or injury
Starting your claim as soon as possible will allow the lawyer to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.
How much can I claim?
The financial compensation you are likely to get depends on a number of criteria. Our calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.
Work accident claims in Horsforth
We have handled claims for claimants, from members of the air force to health and safety advisers, to claim compensation. Accident at work information for the Leeds local authority are detailed in accordance with legislation by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:
|Work accidents in Leeds Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||1||2||0|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||0||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)||25||16||13|
|Fall from height (ladder)||120||64||79|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||18||9||12|
|Lifting and handling injuries||391||235||263|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||432||315||287|
|Struck by moving vehicle||21||20||15|
|Struck by object||163||121||88|
|Trapped by something collapsing||4||4||9|
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Road traffic accident claims in Horsforth
Accidents involving vehicles in Horsforth are relatively frequent. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 2433 accidents (2139 slight accidents, 279 serious accidents and 15 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Leeds local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 2,532.
Our network of accredited no win no fee lawyers are experienced in fighting for optimum compensation for claimants who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Horsforth.
For more information: Road traffic accident claim
Other types of claim
Serious injury lawyers handling claims in Horsforth
We understand the critical change a compensation claim will make to seriously injured claimants.
We fight hard for compensation for serious injury and illness, including compensation for physiotherapy and treatment. Our panel of expert solicitors communicate with the legal system, insurance companies and medical practitioners to ensure people impacted by major accidents receive the legal and medical support they need.
For more information: Serious injury compensation
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Health and Saftey Executive statistics expose the fact that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most common cause of injury at work in West Yorkshire. These types of accident are frequently lead to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes like being hit by another person or a lake drowning accident. Public liability litigation for injuries like broken wrists happening on spillages are also common with pavement trips having happened on Leeds & Bradford Rd and on Broadway.
Injury lawyers can help claimants with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestos related disease to asthma caused by grain.
For more information: Industrial disease compensation
Clinical and medical negligence in Horsforth
Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.
Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened instead of financial compensation. For example, to raise a complaint against Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Road, Steeton, Keighley, West Yorkshire.
For more information: Medical negligence compensation
Horsforth No Win, No Fee Solicitors
If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Horsforth and throughout the UK.
Find out more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.
Meet the team
Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Horsforth, including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen for their level of specialist experience and their track record in winning cases.
How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of handling claims in Horsforth?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of expert personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Horsforth, West Yorkshire and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.
In 2017, we helped hundreds of claimants throughout West Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including factory accidents and bike accidents.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and expert advice, make our claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.
Frequently asked questions
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 don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.
How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?
Choosing the best solicitor for your legal matter is the most important step towards achieving the highest settlement or award.
What is the best way to make sure you instruct the ideal law firm for your needs?
Do you need a local Horsforth solicitor ?
The whereabouts of the law firm is not so relevant as injury cases are handled by phone, post and email.
You will need to instruct a firm that offers a national network as you will almost always need to attend a medical exam.
More on : Do I have to attend a medical?
The difference in success fees between different firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is quite surprising.
As an example the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant having been awarded ?12,945 for serious shoulder injuries can range from ?7,767 to ?11,003.
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