Updated: Saturday, 30th July 2016
If you live in Pontefract or anywhere else in the UK, wecan can handle your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near you.
Making an injury claim
Compensation claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.
Powerful legislation exists to support injured people who seek compensation, and Quittance's network of expert solicitors have many years of experience giving advice to clients on the strength of their claims.
In order to win a Pontefract personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
Your solicitor will look at how your case will relate to each of these points.
How to choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor to represent you
In most cases a compensation claim will take some months to reach a conclusion. In the most serious claims, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA regulates all solicitors, however the level of service offered by different firms varies.
Given the impact your legal representative can have on your experience of making a claim, picking an injury lawyer that meets your needs is vital.
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.
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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.
Claims Quittance conducts in Pontefract
It is possible to claim compensation for a broad range of injury and illness in Pontefract and across West Yorkshire. Our team can help with injuries and medical conditions including:
Serious injury solicitors handling cases in Pontefract
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.
Accidents at work
We have helped Claimants, from scaffolding erectors to pharmacologists, to claim compensation from their employer. Work injury information for the Wakefield local authority made available in accordance with regulations by the Government in the following table:
|Work accidents in Wakefield Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||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|
Road traffic accidents in Pontefract
Our panel of specialist lawyers are experienced in in achieving the highest damages for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car accident in Pontefract.
Road accidents involving all vehicles in Pontefract are relatively commonplace. Official statistics show a total of 917 accidents (767 slight accidents, 140 serious accidents and 10 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Wakefield local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 922. Accidents in the Pontefract region in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A639 and M62 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A639 and A645 crossroads.
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Health and Saftey Executive statistics reveal that employee slips and trips are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in West Yorkshire. They are sometimes connected to accidents recorded in another category for instance being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery or an animal related accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries like broken ankles occurring on slippery pavements are also quite common with street trips having occurred on Maple Drive and on Church Lane.
Medical and clinical negligence in Pontefract
Medical negligence, which is now more precisely referred to as Clinical Negligence, is where an injury is connected to a breach of duty by a healthcare provider. Our expert panel of injury solicitors covering West Yorkshire and Pontefract have handled legal cases filed against local hospitals including Pontefract Hospital, Friarwood Lane, Friarwood Lane, Pontefract, WF8 1PL.
Injury solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness including anything from radiation exposure to pleural thickening.
No Win, No Fee Personal injury Solicitors in Pontefract
If you succeed, your legal costs must be settled by the Defendant. When you lose your compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your lawyer states that you will not have to pay their legal costs.
Will I have to pay extra fees?
We guarantee No Win, No Fee means a Claimant will not pay any of the solicitor's legal fees in the event that the claim is lost.
Click here for more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get answers to your questions
Before you choose your lawyer you should arm yourself with as much information as you think is necessary. Answers will help you make the best decision for your future.
If you have more questions before you are ready to call, try our FAQ pages.
Get a personal injury claim underway
Phone an expert on 0800 612 7456 to get the claim underway, alternatively you can begin the claim for compensation online.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss your options before starting, request a callback or phone on 0800 612 7456.