Whether you live in Keighley or anywhere else in the UK, our expert personal injury lawyers can manage your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a local medical centre.
Do I have a personal injury claim?
Updated: September 13, 2016
If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and another person owed you a duty of care, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.
Eligibility to claim
Claims for personal injury compensation must usually be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.
In order to win a Keighley personal injury case, 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
In all cases, a brief, no-obligation consultation with a specialist solicitor can give answers to your questions and useful guidance.
What is my claim worth?
The total compensation you are likely to get will depend on a number of points. Our claim calculator provides an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.
Road traffic accident claims in Keighley
Road accidents involving vehicles in Keighley are quite common with a total of 1672 accidents (1482 slight accidents, 177 serious accidents and 13 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Bradford local authority. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,752. Accidents in the Keighley region in 2013 included crashes on the A650 and A629 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the A629 and A6035 crossroads.
Our network of skilled road traffic accident personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in achieving optimum awards for Claimants injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Keighley.
For more information: No win, no fee road accident claim
Work accident claims in Keighley
Quittance has handled claims for Claimants, from electricians to investment fund managers, to secure financial compensation settlements. Work accident statistics for the Keighley local authority made available under regulations by the Government in the table below:
|Work accidents in Bradford Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||47||27||48|
|Exposed to fire||2||0||1|
|Harmful substance related||14||4||10|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||68||38||53|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||10||3||5|
|Slip, trip or fall||227||184||185|
|Struck by moving vehicle||15||12||17|
|Struck by object||85||60||57|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||1||5|
For more information: Accident at work compensation claims
Other claims we handle
Litigators can help Claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from NIHL to hand arm vibration syndrome compensation.
For more information: Industrial disease compensation claim
Keighley serious injury claims
Courts recognise that serious injuries have a significant effect on an injured person and their dependants.
By relieving the financial pressure severe injury puts on a Claimant and their dependants, a compensation claim allows Claimants to concentrate on recovery.
Quittance's network of lawyers have helped Claimants recover damages for numerous catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as serious and catastrophic range from back injuries to cancer.
For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation claims
Slips, trips and falls
Government figures stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of injury in the West Yorkshire workplace. They are quite often the cause of accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes like being hit by material under pressure or a toxic substance accident. Public place cases for injuries such as sprained wrists sustained on raised flagstones are also common with street trips having happened on Towngate and on Oakworth Rd.
Clinical negligence in Keighley
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a patient is injured due to the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other health worker. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.
If you are just looking for a detailed explanation of what happened rather than claiming compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can contact Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Road, Steeton, Keighley, West Yorkshire, to raise a complaint against Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.
For more information: Clinical negligence compensation claims
Keighley No Win, No Fee Solicitors
No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Keighley and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.
Find out more about No win, no fee compensation claims.
Meet the team
Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Keighley and including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Chosen for their winning track record, our lawyers have years of experience.
Meet more of the Quittance team: click here.
Have Quittance solicitors handled many claims in Keighley?
Quittance is a nationwide panel of specialist personal injury solicitors that assists people in Keighley, West Yorkshire and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.
In the last 12 months, we assisted hundreds of people across West Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents on building sites and bike accidents.
With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on your recovery.
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.
Tips for choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor
It can take several months for most minor injury claims to be settled. Claims involving serious injury or disputed liability can take years in some circumstances. The SRA are responsible for regulating the legal advice given by all solicitors, but they are not responsible for many factors of interest to people affected by injury, such as communication or speed.
Given the impact your solicitor can have on your recovery, choosing a lawyer that matches your needs is vital.
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 a fractured forearm, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?5,390 to ?15,510 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
What should you consider when checking Keighley solicitor reviews?
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach taken by individual firms.
Will you need to go with a local injury lawyer ?
The location of a law firm is less important as injury cases are typically run by phone and email.
However, you should go with a firm that has medical facilities near Keighley as Claimants will almost always have to go to a medical assessment.
Further reading - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?
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.
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.