Updated: Wednesday, 3rd August 2016
If you are based in Ossett or anywhere else in England or Wales, our lawyers can handle your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a centre near you .
Making a claim
Claims should, in most cases, be made within a three-year window.
Extensive legislation is in place to give support to people seeking compensation, and Quittance's panel of personal injury lawyers have many years of experience advising clients on the likelihood of success.
In order to successfully win an injury claim, your lawyer must demonstrate:
- 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, a short, free call with an expert Ossett solicitor can give information and useful advice.
How to pick the right personal injury solicitor
It can take several months for most claims to reach a settlement. Cases involving disputed liability or severe injury can take much longer. The SRA regulates all solicitors, however the quality of service does vary.
Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is a crucial first step.
Does the location of the law firm matter?
The majority of large firms operate nationwide, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
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.
Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for bronchitis, for example, ranges from £16,830 to £25,300 (based on 2015 market data).
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Check Ossett personal injury solicitor reviews
The levels of service offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary.
Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can help build a picture if you are mulling over which solicitor to work with.
Read more : Personal injury solicitors reviews
What compensation claims does Quittance handle in Ossett and West Yorkshire?
Our network of experienced lawyers help clients in Ossett whose circumstances ranged and led to serious injuries including:
Road accidents in Ossett
Road traffic accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Ossett are common. Gov. uk statistics show a total of 917 accidents (767 slight accidents, 140 serious accidents and 10 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Wakefield local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 922. Incidents in the Ossett region in 2013 included collisions on the A638 and M1 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A653 and B6128 crossroads.
Quittances group of qualified injury solicitors have vast experience in getting the highest settlements for people injured in a car accident in Ossett.
Clinical negligence in Ossett
Medical negligence, which is now correctly called Clinical Negligence, is the term for when an illness or injury is connected to a breach of the duty of care by a doctor or healthcare professional, National Health Service or private. Quittance's panel of solicitors covering West Yorkshire and Ossett have helped people with claims brought against infirmaries and hospitals including Priory Hospital Dewsbury, York Road, Earlsheaton, Dewsbury, WF12 7LB.
Slip and trip accidents
HSE data stress the fact that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent cause of injury in the West Yorkshire workplace in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are quite often related to injuries categorised as something else like being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place (Wakefield local authority) claims for injuries such as broken collarbones suffered on pavement ice are also quite prevalent with incidents having occurred on Warren St and on St. Peters Parade.
Serious injury lawyers in Ossett
We recognise the vital difference an injury claim makes to the lives of seriously injured Claimants. A claim will lessen the financial load on a Claimant enabling them to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of lawyers have helped families claim damages for a range of severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and illnesses referred to as catastrophic or serious range from serious psychiatric harm to brain injuries.
We have helped people injured in an accident, from hotel workers to nutritionists, to claim for their work related injuries. Injury and illness information for the Wakefield local authority are published in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:
|Work accidents in Wakefield Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||33||30||24|
|Exposed to fire||1||0||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PCB - polychlorinated biphenyls)||16||4||5|
|Fall from height||51||44||42|
|Lifting and handling injuries||253||169||182|
|Slip, trip or fall||220||170||157|
|Struck by moving vehicle||24||18||12|
|Struck by object||107||66||47|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||4||0|
Solicitors can assist with securing compensation for industrial injuries including anything from industrial deafness to toluene exposure.
No Win, No Fee Solicitors in Ossett
No Win, No Fee agreements guard injured Claimants from the need to settle solicitors' fees if their case is not successful.
Will you have to pay any extra costs?
We warrant No Win, No Fee means you will not pay any of your solicitor's fees if you do not win your claim. Click here for more information about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Making the right decision for you depends on the correct information. Get your questions answered before you choose a solicitor.
If you would like to know more before phoning, try our FAQ pages.
Ready to make your injury claim?
When you are ready to get underway, you can begin the injury claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or using our contact form.
Our team of personal injury specialists can help. Need more information? You can request a no-obligation callback or call 0800 612 7456 today.