Updated: Tuesday, 2nd August 2016
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 .
Making an injury claim
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 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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What compensation claims does Quittance conduct in Horsforth and West Yorkshire?
Our panel of solicitors have helped clients get compensation for a wide range of injuries.
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.
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.
Clinical and medical negligence in Horsforth
Clinical negligence, formerly referred to as medical negligence, is the term for when an illness or injury is sustained following a breach of the duty of care by a healthcare provider. Our panel of solicitors acting for Horsforth have assisted with compensation claims brought against infirmaries and hospitals including Cookridge Hospital, Hospital Lane, Leeds, LS16 6QB.
Accidents in the workplace
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|
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Horsforth
Accidents involving vehicles in Horsforth are relatively frequent. Police repoetrs 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 in fighting for optimum compensation for Claimants who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Horsforth.
Horsforth No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers
If your compensation claim is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) with the lawyer means their fees are not payable. Were you to be successful, your legal costs must be settled by the losing side.
Will the Claimant have to pay any extra costs?
No Win, No Fee means that there is nothing to pay if the claim is unsuccessful. With Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee promise, there is no risk of losing out.
Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Making the right decision for you depends on possessing the correct information. Get any questions answered before you make a decision.
If you have more questions before phoning, try our FAQ pages.
Ready to start a claim for compensation?
Once you have decided to get underway, you can start the claim by calling 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) or via our contact form here.
If you have anything else to ask before making a decision, contact Quittance on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a time that is convenient for you.