Years of experience helping injured claimants

Our personal injury experts are here to help, so you can focus on your recovery.

If you have been injured and you think it is someone else's fault, you could make a claim for financial compensation.

Each year, we help hundreds of people in Ilkley, West Yorkshire and throughout the UK. We can help you claim your compensation too.

What caused your injury?

Although some solicitors handle all types of claim, a specialist personal injury solicitor will give you the best chance of making a successful compensation claim.

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Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or the quantum of the claim.

A short phone consultation will let you know whether you can claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker.

What if the injured claimant is a child?

Regardless of when the injury occurred, an injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child at any point until the child's 18th birthday.

If you were injured when you were under 18 years old, you have until your 21st birthday to make claim.

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Child injury compensation claims

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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.

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

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.

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Ilkley road accident claims

Official 2021 data recorded 1457 road accidents in Bradford. 1132 slight accidents, 313 accidents and 12 fatalities occurred on Bradford's roads in 2021.

We can help people injured in road accidents that have occurred in Ilkley and throughout England and Wales. You may be able to claim compensation if you were injured as a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian and another road user was liable.

Whether you sustained an injury as a pedestrian, or have been hurt in a car crash, we're here to help. Our expert guide sets out what you need to do to make a road accident claim.

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Work accident claims in Ilkley

In Bradford, there were 215 non-fatal work accidents and 0.83 fatalities in 2021 (per 100,000 workers).

Bradford work accidents (HSE)Reported Injuries
Undefined9%
Electrical injury1%
Machinery related injury4%
Fire related1%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chemical and bacterial poisoning)0%
Fall from height8%
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)3%
Lifting and handling injuries27%
Assault5%
Slip, trip, fall same level31%
Struck against3%
Struck by moving vehicle1%
Struck by object6%
Trapped underneath something0%

You may be entitled to claim work accident compensation if you've been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Employers and site operators owe a duty of care to their staff, to visitors and contractors. Whether you sustained an injury when working as an HGV driver or a site labourer, our work injury claim guide shows you how best to make a successful work accident claim.

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Work accident compensation claims

Clinical negligence claims in Ilkley

Medical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against a clinic or NHS trust responsible for Ilkley.

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Public place accidents claims in Ilkley

An occupier (owner or operator) of premises has a legal duty to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of visitors.

Whether your accident happened at an airport or at a public swimming pool, you may be entitled to claim.

If you've been injured in a public place, we can help you.

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Serious injury claims

Catastrophic injuries that involve long-term treatment and recovery, or have a debilitating impact on your life, include spinal and skull fractures, complex fractures and serious head trauma, but could also include other injuries such as eye injuries, bowel cancer and serious pharmaceutical error.

If your life, or the life of a family member, has been affected by a serious injury, we can help.

Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with medical professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the care and financial support you need.

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Do I need to visit a solicitor's office?

If you are planning to start a claim, you do not need to go to a solicitor's office.

On a quick phone call with a friendly advisor, you can explain what happened and find out if you may have a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim.

If you decide to start a claim, you will speak to a specialist solicitor. Your solicitor will always be available to answer any questions, and they will keep you updated every step of the way.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

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 Ilkley and cross the UK.

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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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FAQs

Has Quittance helped many claimants in Ilkley?

Whether you live in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, or elsewhere in the UK, we can help you make a no win, no fee compensation claim.

Whether your injury occurred during a negligent medical procedure or in a car accident we will ensure your case is handled by an expert, specialist solicitor.

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

Ilkley solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, but service levels vary considerably.

Online reviews will make it easier to find the right solicitor for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator