Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If either you or a member of your family have been hurt in an accident, we can help you make a compensation claim.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
We have helped hundreds of people in Pontefract, West Yorkshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident, the quantum of the claim or whether causation can be established.
It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to injury compensation. Speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:
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.
This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special 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 are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.
What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)
Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:
- Lost earnings (including future earnings)
- Medical treatment costs
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
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:
Pontefract road accident claims
Road users can claim compensation if they are hurt on Pontefract's roads because of someone else's carelessness.
Regardless of whether you were hurt in a car collision, or were involved in a motorcycle accident on Pontefract's roads, we can assist. This expert guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Pontefract
Have you suffered an injury at work and your employer was liable? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.
Whatever your job, whether you are a tractor driver injured on a farm or a shop worker injured on retail premises, our work accident claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.
Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you just want closure as opposed to claiming compensation. You can contact Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Road, Steeton, Keighley, West Yorkshire, for example, to raise a complaint against Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.
Read more about Medical negligence claims
Injury solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness including anything from radiation exposure to pleural thickening.
Read more about Industrial disease claims
More injury claim types
Quittance's team recognise the vital change compensation makes to people whose lives have been affected by serious injury.
By limiting the financial pressure a serious or catastrophic injury puts on a claimant and their dependants, a claim helps people to prioritise their rehabilitation.
Quittance's network of law firms have helped people collect compensation for a wide range of major injuries and conditions. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as serious and catastrophic range from birth negligence to radiation exposure.
Read more about Serious injury claims
Pontefract No win, no fee Solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Under a CFA, Pontefract injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.
The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Pontefract, West Yorkshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.
By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.
You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.
What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?
You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.
Take the first steps towards compensation
Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.
Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.
If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.
We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
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What experience does Quittance have of claims in Pontefract?
We are a nationwide network of expert personal injury solicitors that assists injured people in Pontefract, West Yorkshire and across the UK, obtain compensation.
Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout West Yorkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents at work to accidents due to poor road conditions.
With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.
Will you need a local Pontefract legal firm?
Going for a local solicitor is not critical as injury cases are, as a matter of course, handled remotely.
It is however necessary to choose a law firm with medical facilities near Pontefract as claimants will almost always be expected to attend a medical examination.
More details - Will I have to attend a medical?
The contrast in insurance premiums and success fees charged by solicitors is quite surprising.
For example the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant agreeing on a settlement of £19,281 for elbow injuries causing some long term problems could conceivably vary from £11,569 to £16,389.
Further reading Get a personal injury quote
Reviews for personal injury solicitors in Pontefract
There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If 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 on behalf of the injured person.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?
You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.
However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.
How long will my claim take?
The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can 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.
Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:
Personal injury claim type
Estimated claim duration*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.
Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.
Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?
No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.
Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.
Can I get an early 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 before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.