Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If your life has been affected by illness or injury, Quittance Legal Services are here to help.

How we can help you

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Knottingley, 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, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or how close to the claim limitation date you are.

Speak to an expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker:

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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.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

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

Injury compensation calculator

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:

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Road accident claims in Knottingley

Drivers and other road users have the right to claim injury compensation if they are injured on Knottingley's roads as the result of someone else's negligence.

Whether you have been hurt in a crash on a roundabout, or sustained an injury in a hit-and-run on Knottingley's roads, this road accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about what to do.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Knottingley

If you have been injured as a result of your employer's negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.

Whatever your job - whether you are a plumber injured on a building site or a journalist injured in the office, our work injury claim guide shows you how best to make a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

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.

Public place accident claims

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

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

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.

Read more: Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Knottingley No win, no fee Solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Under a CFA, Knottingley injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.

The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Knottingley, West Yorkshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your 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 there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Your questions answered

Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.

Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.

If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

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Frequently asked questions

How much experience do the 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.

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.

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).

What are the road accident statistics in Knottingley

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.

Knottingley work accident statistics

The latest 2019 accident stats for the Wakefield Local Authority (2013/14) reported under regulations by the HSE in the table below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Wakefield Local AuthorityReported Injuries
Other67
Electricity related2
Machinery related injury24
Explosion related0
Exposed to fire2
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PCB - polychlorinated biphenyls)5
Fall from height42
Animal related4
Lifting and handling injuries182
Physical assault26
Slip, trip or fall157
Struck against28
Struck by moving vehicle12
Struck by object47
Trapped by something collapsing0

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

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?

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.

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

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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