Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
Whether you are based in Huddersfield or anywhere in the UK, our expert personal injury solicitors will help with your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a centre near you .
Making a claim
Claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.
People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like repetitive strain injuries may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of diagnosis that is important.
To win a personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.
The lawyer will discuss these key issues and should look at how they apply in your case.
How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?
Identifying the most suitable PI lawyer to assist you is a key step towards getting the most compensation for your illness or injuries.
With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Huddersfield, how do you make sure you select the best law firm to advise you?
Do you need a local solicitor ?
The location of the firm is not so important as cases are usually handled by phone, post and email.
You will need to instruct a law firm that offers national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will almost always need to go to a medical exam.
Huddersfield personal injury solicitor reviews
Service standards provided by lawyers, as with any professional service, can differ.
Researching reviews is a great place to start if you are weighing up which lawyer to instruct.
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Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for spinal cord damage could vary between £73,700 and £130,130 (based on 2015 market research).
The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Compensation claims we handle in Huddersfield
Our panel of experienced solicitors have assisted individuals get compensation for a range of injuries.
Lawyers can assist with securing compensation for industrial injuries including anything from NIHL to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.
Accidents at work
We have handled claims for injured Claimants, from farm workers to illustrators, to get the compensation they deserve. Injury and illness figures in the Kirklees local authority are detailed under reporting legislation by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:
|HSE reported work accidents in Kirklees Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||1||3||0|
|Machinery related injury||42||25||30|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||0||1||0|
|Exposed to fire||4||1||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)||13||6||5|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||52||30||32|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||12||2||4|
|Lifting and handling injuries||200||98||118|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||176||156||100|
|Struck by moving vehicle||14||9||11|
|Hit by falling object||86||51||48|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||5||4|
Medical and clinical negligence in Huddersfield
Clinical negligence - formerly referred to as medical negligence - is when there has been a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a healthcare provider. A common example might be a cosmetic surgery compensation claim. Quittance's experienced panel of lawyers acting for Huddersfield have assisted with claims brought against hospitals including BMI The Huddersfield Hospital, Birkby Hall Road, Huddersfield, HD2 2BL.
Slips, trips and falls
Official figures stress the fact that slips and trips are by some margin the most prevalent cause of injury in the West Yorkshire workplace. They are sometimes connected to injuries attributed to other reasons like being hit by moving machinery or an electrocution accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like broken wrists happening on pavement ice are also common with falls having happened on Northumberland Street and on Broad Lane.
Road accidents in Huddersfield
Accidents involving all vehicles in Huddersfield are relatively frequent with statistics showing a total of 1215 accidents (1075 slight accidents, 127 serious accidents and 13 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Kirklees council area. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 1,109. Accidents in Huddersfield in 2013 included car crashes on the dual carriageway of the A629 and B6432 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A62 and A641 crossroads.
Quittances panel of qualified injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in securing the highest compensation for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Huddersfield.
Huddersfield experts for serious injury compensation claims
The long-term effect serious and catastrophic injury can have is understood by the Courts when calculating a claim. By relieving the financial stress severe injury places on a Claimant and their family, a successful claim allows people to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.
Our panel of solicitors have aided Claimants receive compensation for a range of major injuries and conditions. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as serious and catastrophic include lead poisoning, brain injuries and birth negligence.
How No Win, No Fee lawyers handle Huddersfield cases
No Win, No Fee agreements, also known as CFAs or Conditional Fee Agreements protect clients from a need to pay their legal fees if they do not win their case.
A 'success fee' is levied by Huddersfield solicitors who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The fee is deducted from the compensation settlement and is usually 25 percent.
Do I have to pay any hidden costs?
No Win, No Fee means you will face no hidden fees and you will not have to pay anything if you lose your claim. With the Quittance network's 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee, there is no catch in the small print whatsoever and you will not be charged unexpected costs. Read more about our No Win, No Fee here
What should happen next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Before you choose to instruct a solicitor arm yourself with information about the process. Information will help you make the right decision for your future.
Get answers to questions asked by potential Claimants on our frequently asked questions page.
Get started today
Once you are ready to get underway, you can start a injury claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or through our contact form.
If you would like to discuss your options with a personal injury solicitor or have something else to ask before making a decision, phone 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a time that suits you.