A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Hoyland or anywhere in the country, our experienced solicitors can handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, Quittance can help you make an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

Claims should usually be made within three years of an injury.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it must be shown that:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the defendant
  • That duty was breached by the defendant
  • The defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

Your lawyer can take you through each of these key issues and should explain how they apply to your claim.

Calculate my compensation

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Hoyland

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Read more: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Hoyland

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for injured claimants, from building site contractors to government research officers, to claim work accident compensation. Work injury information for the Barnsley local authority 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)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related19715
Exposed to fire022
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. industrial and air pollution)410
Fall from height211617
Animal related (e.g. livestock)222
Lifting and handling injuries1035168
Physical assault14812
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)868270
Struck against19189
Struck by moving vehicle818
Hit by falling object433026
Trapped under falling object214

Read more: No win, no fee work accident claim

Other injury claims

Industrial disease

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

Serious injury specialists handling cases in Hoyland

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. Our 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

Slip, trip and fall accidents

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.

Medical negligence in Hoyland

Medical negligence describes when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a GP or other medical professional. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened instead of claiming compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can contact Gawber Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, for example, to raise a complaint against Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more: Clinical negligence compensation claims

Hoyland 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 Hoyland and throughout the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the team

Quittance's national network of solicitors handle all types of claims in Hoyland, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their track record in recovering compensation and their level of experience.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

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

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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

How to approach choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your claim

Finding the best legal representation to assist you is a critical step towards receiving the highest settlement or award for your injuries.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Hoyland (according to the SRA database), how can you make sure you instruct the most appropriate one for your case?

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.

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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