A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

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.

Can I claim?Check claim

Key criteria

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.

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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.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Horsforth

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
Electrical injury535
Machinery related513331
Explosion related (e.g. gas)120
Fire related (e.g. scars)001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)251613
Fall from height (ladder)1206479
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)18912
Lifting and handling injuries391235263
Physical attack965064
Slip, trip, fall same level432315287
Struck against663834
Struck by moving vehicle212015
Struck by object16312188
Trapped by something collapsing449

For more information: Work injury claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Horsforth

Cars involved in a road accident

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

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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.

Industrial disease

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

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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.

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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.

Meet more of the Quittance team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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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.

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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.

Additional reading Compare solicitors quotes

Read Horsforth personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary to a large extent.

Reviews can help build a picture when attempting to decide which solicitor best serves your needs.

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Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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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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