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?

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

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.

Making an injury claim

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

Considerable legislation exists to provide support for individuals considering a claim, and Quittance's network of injury lawyers have years of experience giving advice to clients regarding the likelihood of success.

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.

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.

Legal claims our panel of lawyers conducts

Quittance's panel of expert solicitors have represented individuals across Liversedge whose situations were diverse and which led to serious injuries.

Road traffic compensation claims

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, mororbikes 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.

Industrial disease

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

Accidents in the workplace

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

Clinical negligence in Liversedge

Clinical negligence, until recently known as medical negligence, is when there has been a failing on the part of a hospital or other healthcare professional. Quittance's panel of solicitors covering Liversedge have been instructed on legal action brought against healthcare providers including Dewsbury and District Hospital, Halifax Road, Dewsbury, WF13 4HS.

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.

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.

How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors take care of Liversedge claims for compensation

In the event that your injury claim is successful, the legal fees must be settled by the other side. In the event that you lose your compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the solicitor states that their legal costs are not payable.

Our 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee

Some solicitors may impose additional fees if they lose your case. With Quittance, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with no catches whatsoever. Read more about our No Win, No Fee here

Next steps

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Learn more about your claim

We offer clear information helping Claimants decide whether to make the claim.

If you need more information before phoning, see our FAQ pages.

Ready to start your claim for compensation?

If you are ready to proceed, you can begin the claim for compensation by calling 0800 612 7456 or using the contact form.

Contact Quittance's network of specialists to discuss your claim. Request a callback or call 0800 612 7456.