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

If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.

How Quittance can help

Each year, we help injured claimants in Horsforth, West Yorkshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a claim?

It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you sustained an injury:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances, whether a child was injured or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.

It costs nothing to find out if you can claim. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our 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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Road accident claims in Horsforth

You have the right to claim compensation if you were involved in an accident and injured on Horsforth's roads because of another driver's actions.

No matter if you were hurt in a crash, or were involved in a cycling accident, our team can help. Our road accident compensation claim guide sets out everything you need to know about the claims process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Horsforth

If you have sustained an injury because of your employer's actions, you have the right to make a claim.

Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a plasterer injured on a building site or a journalist injured in the office, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

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.

Public place accident claims

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

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

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. The 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

Other types of claim

Horsforth 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, Horsforth 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 Horsforth, 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

Helping people like you

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

How much experience do the 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.

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.

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.

Read more Quittance reviews

What are the road accident statistics 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.

Horsforth work accident statistics

The latest 2019 accident at work information for the Leeds Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed in accordance with legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive excerpted below:

Work accidents in Leeds Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
General148
Electrical injury5
Machinery related31
1
Explosion related (e.g. gas)0
Fire related (e.g. scarrs)1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)13
Fall from height (ladder)79
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)12
Lifting and handling injuries263
Physical attack64
Slip, trip, fall same level287
Struck against34
Struck by moving vehicle15
Struck by object88
Trapped by something collapsing9

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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