Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Has your life or ability to work been affected by your injury? Our personal injury specialists can help.
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim.
We have helped injured people in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a claim?
The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred.
- within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. In reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or where the injury occurred.
We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Injury 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:
Road accident claims in Huddersfield
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, in Huddersfield or anywhere in England or Wales, you may be entitled to claim compensation. A compensation claim could be possible if you were injured as a:
- Driver or passenger in a car
- Rider or pillion on a motorbike
- Lorry, HGV or van driver or passenger
- Public transport user (bus or taxi)
- Cyclist or e-scooter rider
Whether you were a passenger in a car accident, or were injured as a pedestrian, we are here to help. Our guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident injury claim.
Work accident claims in Huddersfield
If you were injured at work through no fault of your own, you might be able to claim compensation.
No matter what your job is - whether you are a plasterer injured on a building site or a cleaner hurt in an office, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.
Huddersfield clinical negligence claims
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when someone suffers injury or illness as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.
Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation
Huddersfield public place accidents
Whether your accident occurred in a supermarket or in a park, and the owner or occupier of the location was responsible, you may be able to start an injury claim.
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.
Other types of injury claims in Huddersfield
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.
The 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.
Find out more: No win, no fee serious injury claims
Read more about Industrial disease compensation
Huddersfield No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Huddersfield injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Huddersfield and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
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Frequently asked questions
How much experience do you have of winning claims in Huddersfield?
Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of award winning personal injury solicitors that assists people in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire and across the UK, obtain compensation.
In the last 12 months, we have assisted hundreds of claimants across West Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents in the office and motorbike accidents.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, make the claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.
Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.
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.
See - Reviews
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?".
What are the road accident statistics 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.
Quittance's 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 work accident statistics
The most recent 2019 injury and illness figures in the Kirklees Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed under reporting legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive in the table below:
|HSE reported work accidents in Kirklees Local Authority||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury||0|
|Machinery related injury||30|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||0|
|Exposed to fire||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)||5|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||32|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||4|
|Lifting and handling injuries||118|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||100|
|Struck by moving vehicle||11|
|Hit by falling object||48|
|Trapped by something collapsing||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.