A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Pudsey or anywhere in the UK, Quittance can will handle your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a claim for compensation?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims for compensation must be made within three years of the date of the injury in most cases.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a slip, trip or work accident in Pudsey, a successful compensation claim will involve three issues. It needs to be shown that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

Getting your claim started sooner will enable witness statements to be gathered by your lawyer.

What is my claim worth?

The financial compensation you are likely to get is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our online compensation calculator provides you with a good idea of the compensation you could win.

Work accident claims in Pudsey

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people, from lathe operators to pharmacologists, to claim compensation. Injury and illness data in the Leeds local authority are compiled in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:

Workplace accidents in Leeds Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
General171133148
Electrical injury535
Machinery related513331
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Explosion related (e.g. gas)120
Fire related (e.g. scars)001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)251613
Fall from height (ladder)1206479
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)18912
Lifting and handling injuries391235263
Physical attack965064
Slip, trip, fall same level432315287
Struck against663834
Struck by moving vehicle212015
Struck by object16312188
Trapped by something collapsing449

See: Injured at work claim

Road traffic accident claims in Pudsey

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

See: Road accident compensation claim

Other claims we handle

Medical and clinical negligence in Pudsey

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, our 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.

See: Medical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Lawyers can assist with claiming compensation for industrial injuries including anything from workplace cancer to pneumoconiosis.

See: Industrial disease compensation

Slip and trip 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.

Serious injury

We recognise the critical difference a successful claim will make to people impacted by serious injury.

By reducing the financial pressure a major injury puts on an injured person and their family, an injury claim allows Claimants to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of solicitors engage with doctors and health professionals and the legal system to ensure families impacted by severe accidents get the legal and medical support they need. Injuries and illnesses which are considered by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include head injuries, chemical poisoning and major surgical negligence.

See: Serious injury compensation

Pudsey No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Pudsey and across the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet our team

The national network of Quittance solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Pudsey, from fast track claims to serious motorcycle injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their knowledge and expertise and their track record in recovering compensation.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

Compensation for a personal injury claim can take months, and even years in severe injuries, to be agreed. The SRA are tasked with regulating legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they are not responsible for many issues that matter to people affected by injury, such as communication or speed.

Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your life and your recovery, finding a solicitor that meets your needs is an important first step.

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?".

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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