A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you live in Morley or anywhere in the UK, our expert lawyers are able to take on your claim and we will arrange a medical at a local medical centre.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and another party was liable, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.

For the majority of injury claims, there are three main elements to proving a claim. It must be proven that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

How much can I claim?

The level of compensation you will be awarded will depend on a number of factors. Our compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

Road traffic accident claims in Morley

Cars involved in a road accident

Our group of expert road traffic accident solicitors are experienced in fighting for maximum settlements for people injured in a car or motorbike crash in Morley.

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Work accident claims in Morley

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for Claimants, from catering assistants to media analysts, to claim compensation from their employer. Work injury statistics for the Erewash local authority reported under legislation by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:

Workplace accidents in Erewash Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Other101811
Electric shock220
Machinery related10107
Fire related001
Exposure to harmful substance141
Fall from height6109
Animal related (e.g. livestock)010
Lifting and handling injuries343229
Assault535
Slip, trip, fall same level483426
Struck against913
Struck by moving vehicle301
Hit by object131211
Trapped underneath something100

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Other claims we handle

Clinical negligence in Morley

When a person is injured due to the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you are just looking for a better understanding of events rather than financial compensation. You can write to Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Road, Steeton, Keighley, West Yorkshire, for example, to raise a complaint against Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.

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Morley serious injury compensation

We recognise the vital difference injury compensation can make to the lives of seriously injured Claimants. Damages will lessen the financial burden and reduce the pressure on an injured person and their dependants enabling them to focus on rehabilitation. Our network of expert lawyers communicate with Courts, medical professionals and insurance providers to ensure families affected by serious accidents receive legal and medical support. Injuries and illnesses which are held by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include hydrocarbon poisoning and concussion.

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Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can assist with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to chromium related illnesses.

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Slip, trip and fall accidents

Health and Saftey Executive data indicate that employee slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of injury in the West Yorkshire workplace. They are typically the cause of accidents filed under a different category such as being hit by an object falling from a vehicle or a river drowning accident. Public place cases for injuries such as bruised legs occurring on poorly maintained roads are also common with recent pavement trips having occurred on Station Rd and on Alfreton Rd.

Morley No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Morley and across the UK.

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Meet our team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Morley, from fast track claims to long term illness. Chosen on the basis of their track record in winning cases, our solicitors have years of experience handling injury claims.

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

Has Quittance won many injury claims in Morley?

Quittance is a national network of award winning personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Morley, West Yorkshire and throughout the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants across West Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including public place accidents and part-time worker injuries.

Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, make the claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

How to pick the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor to handle your claim

Finding the best solicitors' practice to assist you is a crucial step towards getting the most compensation.

With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Morley (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority database) - how can you ensure you choose the most appropriate legal practice to represent you?

Are Morley Claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

Usually, the only aspect that should be carried out locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Morley solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by lawyers can differ.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews is a great place to start if you are considering which solicitor to select.

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The contrast in the level of success fees and ATE premiums charged by lawyers working on Conditional Fee Agreements is enormous.

To illustrate the point, the amount retained by a successful Claimant who was awarded ?91,822 for severe arm injuries could vary from ?55,093 to ?78,049.

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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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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