Why choose Quittance for your personal injury claim?

Our personal injury experts are here to help.

If your injuries were caused by someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to claim financial compensation.

How did your injury occur?

The injury claims process varies according to how your injury happened.

Please select how you were injured to find out more:

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or where the injury occurred.

We would be happy to give you a clearer answer. Speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker.

What if the injured claimant is a child?

Regardless of when the injury occurred, an injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child at any point until the child's 18th birthday.

If you were injured when you were under 18 years old, you have until your 21st birthday to make claim.

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Child injury compensation claims

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.

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.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

Calculate my 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.

Ossett road accident claims

Road accidents in Ossett are reasonably common. Official 2021 data recorded 648 road accidents in Wakefield (467 slight accidents, 172 accidents and 9 fatalities). 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.

We can help people injured in road accidents that have occurred in Ossett and throughout England and Wales. You may be able to claim compensation if you were injured as a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian and another road user was liable.

Whether you were a passenger in a car accident, or were injured in a cycling accident, we are here to help. Our guide to road accident compensation sets out everything you need to know about the compensation process.

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Claim road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Ossett

Per 100,000 workers, there were 329 non-fatal work accidents and 1.3 fatalities in Wakefield in 2021.

If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

Employers and site operators owe a duty of care to their staff, to visitors and contractors. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a security guard or a temp worker, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful no win, no fee claim.

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Work accident compensation claims

How common are work accidents in Ossett?

HSE-reported Wakefield work accidentsReported Injuries
Other11%
Electricity related0%
Machinery related injury4%
Explosion related0%
Exposed to fire0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PCB - polychlorinated biphenyls)1%
Fall from height7%
Animal related1%
Lifting and handling injuries30%
Physical assault4%
Slip, trip or fall26%
Struck against5%
Struck by moving vehicle2%
Struck by object8%
Trapped by something collapsing0%

Clinical negligence claims in Ossett

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other health worker. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against a clinic or NHS trust responsible for Ossett, including Airedale NHS Foundation Trust (Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Road, Steeton, Keighley, West Yorkshire).

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Claim clinical negligence compensation

Public place accidents claims in Ossett

Occupiers' liability refers to the legal duty of care owed by property owners to anyone who visits their property.

Whether your accident occurred on a public footpath or on public transport, you may be entitled to claim.

If you've been injured in a public place, we can help you.

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Public place accident compensation claims

Claim compensation for a serious injury

Compensation claims for injuries considered to be serious (catastrophic) typically include brain or spinal injuries. Serious and catastrophic injuries could also refer to work-related cancers, severe scarring and organ damage.

If you have suffered a serious injury, we recognise how important a successful injury claim will be towards supporting your recovery.

Our panel of expert catastrophic injury solicitors understand the difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.

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Claim catastrophic injury compensation

Do I need to visit a solicitor's office?

Personal injury claims are conducted remotely. This means you won't have to travel to your solicitor's office when making a claim.

On a quick phone call with a friendly advisor, you can explain what happened and find out if you may have a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim.

Whenever you are ready, you can speak to a solicitor. They will address any questions you have, and will take care of each stage of the claims process until you recieve your compensation.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Ossett and cross the UK.

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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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FAQs

Have you helped many claimants in Ossett?

Each year, we help hundreds of injured people in Ossett, West Yorkshire and across the country.

Whether you have been injured at work or as a result of a missed diagnosis we can introduce you to the right solicitor for your claim.

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.

Ossett injury solicitor reviews

All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Despite the strict professional standards that lawyers must meet, the quality of service they deliver can vary.

Online reviews and recommendations from friends and family can make it easier select which solicitor is the right fit for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

Read more:

Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator