Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you've been injured in an accident, we can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.
How Quittance can help
We have helped injured claimants in Pudsey, West Yorkshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?
The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or whether the defendant is uninsured.
We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online 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:
Road accident claims in Pudsey
You have a right to claim injury compensation if you were injured in an accident on Pudsey's roads as the result of a careless road user.
It does not matter if you were involved riding a cycle on Pudsey's roads, or were hurt in a collision, this road accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about the compensation process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Pudsey
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whatever your job - whether you are a plumber injured on a building site or a solicitor injured in the office, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Public place injuries
Recorded figures reveal that slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most prevalent accident in the West Yorkshire workplace. These types of accident are quite often the forerunner to injuries categorised as another type of accident e.g. being hit by a runaway vehicle, a crush injury from something overturning or a drowning accident. Public place claims for injuries such as broken toes sustained on tripping on a street are also common with slips and trips having occurred on Dixon Lane and on Cockshot Lane.
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when someone suffers injury or illness due to a consultant or other health professional's lack of care. If you have been injured by medical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.
If you just want closure rather than financial compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. You can write to Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Road, Steeton, Keighley, West Yorkshire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.
Lawyers can assist with claiming compensation for industrial injuries including anything from workplace cancer to pneumoconiosis.
Pudsey 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, Pudsey 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 Pudsey, 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.
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:
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Frequently asked questions
What is your track record of claims in Pudsey?
Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of expert solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Pudsey, West Yorkshire and throughout the country, get compensation.
Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout West Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and scaffolding accidents.
Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that claiming compensation is as stress-free as possible.
Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.
Do you need to instruct a local Pudsey legal firm?
Choosing a nearby law firm is not so relevant as injury cases now tend to be conducted remotely.
You will need to instruct a solicitors practice with medical facilities near you as claimants will usually need to attend a medical examination.
Further reading - Do you have a medical centre in or near Pudsey?
Injury lawyer reviews in Pudsey - Tips for comparing firms
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the quality of service taken by individual firms.
The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
What are the road accident statistics in Pudsey
Quittance's group of best of breed no win no fee injury lawyers have vast experience in fighting for the best compensation for people who have been injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Pudsey.
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Pudsey are quite common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 2433 accidents (2139 slight accidents, 279 serious accidents and 15 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Leeds local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 2,532. Accidents in Pudsey in 2013 included traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A647 and A6110 slip road and on the single carriageway of the B6155 and B6157 junction.
Pudsey work accident statistics
The latest 2019 injury and illness data in the Leeds Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Saftey Executive as follows:
|Workplace accidents in Leeds Local Authority (HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||0|
|Fire related (e.g. scarrs)||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)||13|
|Fall from height (ladder)||79|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||12|
|Lifting and handling injuries||263|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||287|
|Struck by moving vehicle||15|
|Struck by object||88|
|Trapped by something collapsing||9|
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.