Updated: Thursday, 11th August 2016
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 .
Making a claim
Powerful legislation exists to support people planning to make a claim, and Quittance's panel of expert lawyers have years of experience advising their clients regarding the strength of their claims.
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.
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.
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 types of compensation claims do you conduct in Knottingley and West Yorkshire?
It is possible to make a claim for a range of injury and illness throughout Knottingley. We can help with injuries and illness including:
Road traffic compensation claims
Quittances 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.
Injury lawyers can help with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from respiratory diseases to asthma caused by isocyanates.
Medical negligence in Knottingley
Clinical negligence - until recently referred to as medical negligence - is the term for when an injury is associated with a failing on the part of a doctor, GP, surgeon or other medical professional. A common example might be an A&E claim. Quittance's expert panel of personal injury solicitors covering Knottingley have helped Claimants with legal cases brought against healthcare providers including Pontefract Hospital, Friarwood Lane, Friarwood Lane, Pontefract, WF8 1PL.
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.
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.
Accidents at work
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 Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||33||30||24|
|Exposed to fire||1||0||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PCB - polychlorinated biphenyls)||16||4||5|
|Fall from height||51||44||42|
|Lifting and handling injuries||253||169||182|
|Slip, trip or fall||220||170||157|
|Struck by moving vehicle||24||18||12|
|Struck by object||107||66||47|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||4||0|
No Win, No Fee Lawyers serving Knottingley
Should your injury claim be won, the fees for your lawyer will be covered by the other party (or their insurer). If your compensation claim is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your solicitor confirms that the solicitor's fees will not be charged.
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No Win, No Fee means you will face no hidden costs and you will not be out of pocket if you lose your claim. With the Quittance network's No Win, No Fee, there is no risk of being charged extra costs. Click here to learn more about about our No Win, No Fee.
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Quittance give clear information to help people affected by injury choose whether to go ahead with an injury claim.
If you would like to know more before picking up the phone, try our FAQ section.
Ready to make a injury claim?
Once you have chosen to get underway, you can begin a claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or using Quittance's contact form here.
If you need to ask something else or would like to discuss your options before starting, contact us on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.