Updated: Tuesday, 16th August 2016
No matter whether you live in Leeds or anywhere in the UK, our expert solicitors are able to assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.
Making an injury claim
Injury claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.
Purposeful legislation exists to provide support for individuals considering a claim, and our panel of specialist solicitors have years of experience giving advice to their clients on the strength of their claims.
For most claims, proving a claim has these key elements. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.
Tips for choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your accident
Usually a personal injury claim will take some months to reach a conclusion. In serious injury cases, claims may run for one or two years. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), but the quality of service does vary.
Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your recovery, picking an injury lawyer that meets your needs is a crucial first step.
The difference in the amount of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums charged by solicitors working on No Win No Fee agreements often surprises prospective Claimants.
For example the amount of compensation retained by a Claimant being awarded compensation of £56,371 for very serious leg injuries leaving permanent problems can vary from £33,822 to £47,915.
What should you look for when checking reviews for solicitors in Leeds?
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.
Do you need to select a local legal firm ?
Choosing a nearby solicitors office is not so important as injury cases are typically handled remotely.
However, you should choose a solicitors practice that has national medical centres as Claimants will almost always be expected to go to a medical examination.
Read about : Do you have a local medical centre?
Legal claims Quittance conducts in Leeds
Our network of solicitors help clients get compensation for a broad range of injury and illness.
Slip and trip accidents
Recorded statistics reveal that slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of injury in the West Yorkshire workplace. Slips and trips are typically forerunner to accidents attributed to other reasons like being hit by material under pressure or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place litigation for injuries like broken wrists suffered on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with falls having happened on New York Street and on Lodge Lane.
Litigators can help Claimants with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness ranging from industrial deafness to emphysema.
Accidents in the workplace
We have assisted people, from soldiers to insurance claims inspectors, to claim for their work related injuries. Accident at work figures in the Leeds local authority reported under RIDDOR by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:
|Workplace accidents in Leeds Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||1||2||0|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||0||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)||25||16||13|
|Fall from height (ladder)||120||64||79|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||18||9||12|
|Lifting and handling injuries||391||235||263|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||432||315||287|
|Struck by moving vehicle||21||20||15|
|Struck by object||163||121||88|
|Trapped by something collapsing||4||4||9|
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Leeds
Accidents involving all vehicles in Leeds are relatively frequent. Government statistics reveal a total of 2433 accidents (2139 slight accidents, 279 serious accidents and 15 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Leeds council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,532. Accidents in the Leeds region in 2013 included car crashes on the dual carriageway of the A58 and A61 junction and on the single carriageway of the A61 and A653 junction.
Our group of expert lawyers are experienced in in achieving the best awards for people who have been injured in a road accident in Leeds.
Leeds specialists for serious injury compensation
Quittance understand the change an injury claim will make to people who have been impacted by major injury. Damages will ease the financial load and reduce stress so an injured person and their dependants so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation.
Medical and clinical negligence in Leeds
Clinical negligence, formerly referred to as medical negligence, is when there has been a breach of the duty of care by a medical professional. Our experienced panel of injury lawyers covering West Yorkshire and Leeds have helped Claimants with claims made against infirmaries and hospitals including Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital, 2 Leighton Street, Leeds, LS1 3EB.
No Win, No Fee Personal injury Solicitors in Leeds
Solicitors handling claims in Leeds and West Yorkshire act on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement, or CFA. This is also called a No Win, No Fee agreement.
The CFA prevents the lawyer from expecting you to pay any fees if the claim fails.
A 'success fee' is charged by injury lawyers who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The fee is paid out of your compensation award and is usually 25%.
Will there be hidden fees in the small print to pay?
No Win, No Fee means you will face no hidden fees and there is nothing owed if the claim is lost. With our 100% No Win, No Fee promise, there is no risk of being charged extra costs.
Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here
What happens next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Making the right decision for you depends on getting the right information. Get your questions answered before you make a decision.
If you have more questions before you are ready to call, see our FAQ section.
Ready to start a claim?
You can start a compensation claim online here or call us on 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile).
Contact the Quittance panel of experts to discuss your claim. Request a free callback or phone 0800 612 7456.