A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

No matter whether you are based in Normanton or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced solicitors are able to help with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a compensation claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

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Eligibility to claim

Personal injury claims must, in most cases, be made within three years.

In order to win a Normanton personal injury case, your solicitor must prove:

  • 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

In all cases, answers and invaluable guidance will be given on a short, no-obligation phone consultation with an expert solicitor.

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Calculate my compensation

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive depends on a number of factors. Our online claim calculator gives an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Normanton

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of best of breed legal advisors have years of experience in negotiating optimum awards for people hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Normanton.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Normanton are relatively common. Official statistics reveal a total of 917 accidents (767 slight accidents, 140 serious accidents and 10 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Wakefield local authority area. By 2014 accidents increased to 922.

Find out more: Road accident claim

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Work accident claims in Normanton

Worker injured in accident

We have helped claimants, from catering assistants to network administrators, to claim for their work related injuries. Accident at work statistics in the Normanton local authority are compiled under RIDDOR regulations by the Government excerpted below:

Work accidents in Wakefield Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electricity related432
Machinery related injury333024
Explosion related200
Exposed to fire102
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PCB - polychlorinated biphenyls)1645
Fall from height514442
Animal related444
Lifting and handling injuries253169182
Physical assault393726
Slip, trip or fall220170157
Struck against561528
Struck by moving vehicle241812
Struck by object1076647
Trapped by something collapsing140

Find out more: Accident at work claim

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Other claims we handle

Serious injury

The Quittance team recognise the vital difference injury compensation will make to the lives of people whose lives have been affected by serious and catastrophic injury. By limiting the financial stress catastrophic and serious injury puts on an injured claimant, an injury claim helps them to focus on rehabilitation.

Find out more: Serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that range from industrial deafness to acute silicosis.

Find out more: Industrial disease claims

Slips and trips

Officially recorded statistics demonstrate that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the West Yorkshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes lead to injuries recorded in another category e.g. being hit by a falling object or a quarry drowning accident. Public place (Wakefield local authority) claims for injuries such as fractured ankles suffered on pavement cracks are also quite prevalent with recent trips having happened on Queen Elizabeth Drive and on Castleford Rd.

Clinical negligence in Normanton

Clinical negligence describes when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you are just looking for a detailed explanation of what happened as opposed to a compensation award. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Road, Steeton, Keighley, West Yorkshire.

Find out more: Medical negligence claim

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

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the QLS team

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of claims in Normanton and including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Selected because of their winning track record, QLS's solicitors have years of experience winning compensation for claimants.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What is Quittance's track record of injury claims in Normanton?

We are a nationwide panel of expert solicitors that assists people in Normanton, West Yorkshire and across the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout West Yorkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and part-time worker injuries.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on your recovery.

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Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Finding the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Identifying a suitable injury solicitor for your legal matter is your most important step towards getting the best compensation settlement for your accident.

How do you make certain you instruct the best one to instruct?

The difference in success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is quite surprising.

E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of ?6,093 for a minor head injury can vary from ?3,656 to ?5,179.

More information Get a personal injury quote

Normanton solicitor reviews

Levels of service provided by solicitors can differ.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be a good place to start if you are trying to decide which solicitor best serves your needs.

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Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?

You do not need to select a 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.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

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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