A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

If you live in Liversedge or anywhere else in England or Wales, we can are able to help with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a local medical centre.

Do I have a injury claim?

Updated: September 13, 2016

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, Quittance can assist you with a claim.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Compensation claims should usually be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.

In order to win a Liversedge personal injury case, it must be proven 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

Starting your claim sooner will enable your lawyer to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.

Injury claims calculator

The personal injury compensation you will receive is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our claim calculator gives an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

Work accident claims in Liversedge

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for Claimants, from plasterers to investment bankers, to claim maximum compensation. Work accident data for the Liversedge local authority are compiled under reporting legislation by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:

Work accidents in Kirklees Local Authority HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Known865751
Electric shock injury130
Machinery related injury422530
Explosion related (e.g. gas)010
Exposed to fire411
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)1365
Fall from height (scaffolding)523032
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)1224
Lifting and handling injuries20098118
Physical assault331326
Slip, trip, fall same level176156100
Struck against222017
Struck by moving vehicle14911
Hit by falling object865148
Trapped by something collapsing154

Further information: Injured at work claims

Road traffic accident claims in Liversedge

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of professional lawyers have years of experience in achieving the highest damages for anyone hurt in a car accident in Liversedge.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Liversedge are quite common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 1215 accidents (1075 slight accidents, 127 serious accidents and 13 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Kirklees local authority. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 1,109. Accidents in the Liversedge region in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A638 and A62 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A638 and A643 crossroads.

Further information: Road traffic accident claim

Other claims we handle

Clinical negligence in Liversedge

When a person is injured due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you only want answers rather than claiming compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can write to Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Road, Steeton, Keighley, West Yorkshire, to make a formal complaint against Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.

Further information: Clinical negligence compensation

Slips, trips and falls

Reported figures highlight the fact that employee slips and trips are, by some degree, the most common cause of injury in the West Yorkshire workplace. These types of accident are frequently the precursor to accidents categorised as something else e.g. being hit by an object falling from a machine, a fall from height or an animal related accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like fractured ankles experienced on raised flagstones are also quite common with slips and trips having happened on Spen Lane and on Market St.

Liversedge solicitors for serious injury claims

We understand the difference compensation makes to the lives of seriously injured Claimants.

Damages will ease the financial burden on an injured person enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation.

Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation

Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with securing compensation for industrial injuries that range from bladder cancer to asthma caused by laboratory animals.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation

Liversedge 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 Liversedge and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the QLS team

The national network of QLS solicitors handle every type of claim in Liversedge, from fast track claims to catastrophic injury. Selected because of their success rate in winning claims, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience.

Meet more of the Quittance team: click here.

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

What is your track record of injury claims in Liversedge?

We are a national panel of award winning solicitors that assists people in Liversedge, West Yorkshire and across the UK, recover injury compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants across West Yorkshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents in the workplace and motorbike pillion passenger accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

FAQs

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.

Picking the right solicitor for you

Compensation for a injury claim can take months, and even years in severe injuries, to be agreed. The SRA are tasked with regulating strictly legal advice given by solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many factors of interest to people affected by injury, such as communication or speed.

Your solicitor should be someone you are able to trust throughout your claim to give practical advice and expert legal guidance.

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 hip or pelvis fractures needing surgery, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?31,625 to ?42,460 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

Injury lawyer reviews in Liversedge - Tips for comparing firms

Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

Are Liversedge Claimants restricted to only local lawyers?

You do not need to instruct a personal injury solicitor near you.

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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