Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

Every year, we help injured people in Mirfield, West Yorkshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.

A brief phone call will let you know whether you can claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online 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

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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Mirfield road accident claims

You are entitled to make a claim for compensation if you are hurt in an accident on Mirfield's roads because of the behaviour of another driver.

It does not matter whether you were a passenger in a car accident, or have suffered an injury in a cycling accident, our road accident claim guide explains everything you need to know about how to get started.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Mirfield

If you were injured at work in the last three years, you might be able to claim compensation.

No matter what your job is - whether you are a labourer injured on a building site or you had a fall in a warehouse, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Clinical negligence

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a person is injured as the result of a doctor, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you are only looking for answers instead of a compensation award. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Road, Steeton, Keighley, West Yorkshire.

Find out more: Medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from allergic contact dermatitis to asthma caused by latex.

Find out more: Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

The Quittance team understand the vital change an injury claim will make to people whose lives have been impacted by serious injury.

The panel of specialist solicitors work hard for the maximum compensation for major injuries, which includes compensation for medical treatment and care costs.

Find out more: Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Mirfield 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, Mirfield 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 Mirfield, 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

Why Quittance Legal Services?

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.

Call us FREE 0800 612 7456 or arrange a callback:

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FAQs

What experience do the solicitors have of injury claims in Mirfield?

Quittance is a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that helps people in Mirfield, West Yorkshire and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.

Last year, we have helped hundreds of people throughout West Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including industrial disease and car accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, means you can focus on your recovery.

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.

Mirfield solicitor reviews

The quality of advice offered by solicitors vary considerably.

Online reviews can certainly be informative if you are thinking about which solicitor to work with.

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The diversity in the level of success fees and ATE premiums between different solicitors often surprises claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of £12,375 for chest injuries can vary from £7,425 to £10,518.

Read more at How much compensation can you claim?

Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?

You do not need to pick a lawyer near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

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

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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.

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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