A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Mirfield or anywhere else in the UK, we can will take on your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and another person owed you a duty of care, Quittance can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Eligibility to claim

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as asbestosis are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what matters in such circumstances.

In order to win a Mirfield personal injury case, it must be shown that:

  • The Defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The Defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

In all cases, a short, free call with an Mirfield injury lawyer can provide answers and useful advice.

Calculate my compensation

The total compensation you are likely to get is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our claim calculator gives an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

Road traffic accident claims in Mirfield

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Mirfield are not uncommon. Official statistics reveal a total of 1215 accidents (1075 slight accidents, 127 serious accidents and 13 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Kirklees council area. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 1,109.

Quittance's network of specialist road traffic accident legal advisors are experienced in obtaining optimum settlements for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Mirfield.

Find out more: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Mirfield

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted Claimants injured at work, from kitchen workers to marketing assistants, to secure financial compensation awards. Work injury data in the Kirklees local authority are compiled in accordance with legislation by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:

HSE reported work accidents in Kirklees Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
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

Find out more: Accident at work claim

Other claims we handle

Medical negligence in Mirfield

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

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

Mirfield serious injury compensation

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

Our 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

Slips and trips

Health and Safety data highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of injury at work in West Yorkshire and the UK as a whole. These types of accident are typically the initiators of accidents attributed to other causes such as being struck by machinery or a drowning accident. Public place (Kirklees local authority) compensation claims for injuries like broken toes suffered on obstructed pathways are also quite prevalent with incidents having occurred on Huddersfield Road and on Huddersfield Rd.

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

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors handle every type of claim in Mirfield, from fast track cases to catastrophic injury. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation and their specialist knowledge.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

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

What experience do Quittance 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.

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.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

Compensation for a claim can take months, and even years in severe injuries, to be settled. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), but service levels can vary.

Given the impact your solicitor can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is an important first step.

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.

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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