Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.
Our personal injury services
Every year, we help injured people in Hoyland, South Yorkshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Can I claim?
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you sustained an injury:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. Practically speaking, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or the quantum of the claim.
We can confirm your eligibility to claim over the phone. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker:
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
Calculate my 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:
Hoyland road accident claims
Drivers and other road users can claim injury compensation if they are injured on Hoyland's roads as the result of another party's carelessness.
Whether you were injured riding a cycle on Hoyland's roads, or were hurt in a car accident, Quittance's guide to road accident compensation claims explains everything you need to know about the claims process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Hoyland
Have you been injured at work and your employer was negligent? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.
Whatever your job - whether you are a builder injured on a building site or a cleaner hurt in an office, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Accidents in a public place
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data expose the fact that employee slips and trips are the most frequent cause of injury in the South Yorkshire workplace in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are quite often lead to accidents categorised as another type of accident such as being hit by a falling object or an electrical discharge accident. Public place (Barnsley local authority) accident claims injuries such as broken shoulders experienced on obstructed footpaths are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having happened on Wentworth Rd and on Market St.
Personal injury solicitors can assist with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from NIHL to dioxin poisoning.
Read more: Industrial disease compensation claim
More claim types
Courts understand that serious injuries have a life-changing impact on an affected individual.
Damages will ease the financial burden on a claimant and their dependants enabling them to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. The panel of specialist solicitor firms correspond with insurers and the Courts, helping to ensure people impacted by major accidents get the legal and medical support they need.
Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation claims
Hoyland 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, Hoyland 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 Hoyland, South 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.
How do I start a claim?
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
What is your track record of claims in Hoyland?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of SRA regulated solicitors that helps claimants in Hoyland, South Yorkshire and across the UK, get compensation.
Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants in South Yorkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and scaffolding accidents.
With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.
Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.
What should be considered when comparing Hoyland solicitor reviews?
Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels offered by different firms.
Do you need to go with a local Hoyland solicitor?
The location of a lawyers office is less critical as injury cases are usually handled by phone, post and email.
It is however necessary to choose a firm that provides medical facilities near Hoyland as claimants will have to attend a medical examination.
Further reading - What is the process for attending a medical?
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For serious foot injuries, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £20,185 to £31,680 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
What are the road accident statistics in Hoyland
Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Hoyland are relatively frequent. Official statistics reveal 8 fatal accidents, 73 serious accidents and 567 slight accidents in 2013 in Barnsley (Total events were 648 local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 832. Accidents in Hoyland in 2013 included car crashes on the dual carriageway of the A61 and M1 junction and on the A6195 and A61 roundabout.
Our network of trained road traffic accident legal advisors have vast experience in negotiating the best awards for people who have been injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Hoyland.
Work accident statistics in Hoyland
The most recent 2019 work injury information for the Barnsley Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Government in the following table:
|Work accidents in Barnsley Local Authority (HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Exposed to fire||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. industrial and air pollution)||0|
|Fall from height||17|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||2|
|Lifting and handling injuries||68|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||70|
|Struck by moving vehicle||8|
|Hit by falling object||26|
|Trapped under falling object||4|
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.