A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

If you are based in Knottingley or anywhere in the UK, our experienced personal injury lawyers will handle your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a centre near you .

Can I make a injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and someone else was at fault, Quittance can help you make a compensation claim.

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as repetitive strain injuries are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In such cases, it is the date of diagnosis that is important.

In order to win a Knottingley personal injury case, your solicitor 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.

In all cases, a short, free consultation with an Knottingley injury lawyer can give answers and advice.

How much can I claim?

The injury compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a variety of factors. Our easy to use calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

Road traffic accident claims in Knottingley

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of expert injury solicitors have years of experience in obtaining the highest compensation for Claimants injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Knottingley.

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Knottingley are relatively frequent with statistics showing a total of 917 accidents (767 slight accidents, 140 serious accidents and 10 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Wakefield local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 922. Incidents in the Knottingley region in 2013 included crashes on the slip road of the A162 and M62 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the A1 and M62 slip road.

Read more: Road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Knottingley

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped people, from members of the Royal Navy to immigration officers, to secure financial compensation awards. Accident statistics for the Wakefield local authority reported under regulations by the HSE in the table below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Wakefield Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Other888367
Electricity related432
Machinery related injury333024
Explosion related200
Exposed to fire102
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PCB - polychlorinated biphenyls)1645
Fall from height514442
Animal related444
Lifting and handling injuries253169182
Physical assault393726
Slip, trip or fall220170157
Struck against561528
Struck by moving vehicle241812
Struck by object1076647
Trapped by something collapsing140

Read more: No win, no fee work accident claims

Other claims we handle

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Health and Safety statistics expose the fact that slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most common accident at work in West Yorkshire in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are frequently lead to accidents recorded in another category e.g. being hit by an object falling from a ladder or a river drowning accident. Public place (Wakefield local authority) negligence claims injuries such as fractured vertebrae experienced on pavement cracks are also quite prevalent with kerb stone trips having happened on the Square and on Fairfield Close.

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from respiratory diseases to asthma caused by isocyanates.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation claims

Knottingley experts for serious injury compensation

Courts understand that serious injuries have a major effect on an affected individual and their dependants. A successful claim will ease the impact of bills other financial issues on a Claimant and their family so they can prioritise rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of expert law firms for many years have helped families impacted by serious accidents.

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Medical negligence in Knottingley

Medical negligence describes when a person is injured due to the carelessness of a GP or other medical professional. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you just want the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to injury compensation. For example, to raise a complaint against Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Road, Steeton, Keighley, West Yorkshire.

Read more: Medical negligence compensation claim

Knottingley 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 Knottingley and throughout the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

The national panel of QLS solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Knottingley, from whiplash cases to catastrophic injury. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their winning track record and their knowledge and expertise.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

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

How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of handling claims in Knottingley?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Knottingley, West Yorkshire and across the country, get compensation.

We have helped hundreds of claimants in West Yorkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including bike accidents and injuries sustained at work.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make our claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.

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.

Help for those seeking a personal injury solicitor

Identifying the most suitable legal team to assist you is an important step towards securing the best compensation settlement for your illness or injuries.

What is the best way to make sure you choose the most appropriate legal practice to pursue compensation for you?

Injury lawyer reviews in Knottingley - Tips for comparing firms

Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.

Do I need to choose a local injury lawyer ?

The location of a firm is not so important as injury cases now tend to be conducted by phone, post and email.

However, you should select a firm with national medical centres as you will almost always need to attend a medical assessment.

See - What is the process for attending a medical?

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. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for severe wrist injuries causing loss of function of the wrist, for example, ranges from ?38,500 to ?48,400 (based on 2015 market data).

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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