A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Rothwell or anywhere in the UK, our experienced injury solicitors are able to take on your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, we can help you make a claim.

Eligibility to claim

People with certain illnesses or conditions like RSI may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of diagnosis that matters.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it must be proven that:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
  • That duty was breached by the Defendant
  • The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

Making your claim as soon as possible will enable statements from witnesses to be gathered by the solicitor.

How much compensation can I claim?

The amount of compensation you will receive is based on a number of factors. Our online compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could win.

Work accident claims in Rothwell

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted self employed and employed Claimants, from plasterers to recycling officers, to seek financial compensation. Work accident figures for the Leeds local authority are compiled under reporting legislation by the HSE in the table below:

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

Read more: Injured at work compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Rothwell

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of trained injury solicitors are experienced in negotiating the best settlements for people who have been hurt in a road accident in Rothwell.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Rothwell are relatively common. Official statistics reveal 15 fatal accidents, 279 serious accidents and 2139 slight accidents in 2013 in Leeds (Total events were 2433 local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 2,532. Accidents in the Rothwell region in 2013 included collisions on the A639 and B6481 roundabout and on the A639 and M1 roundabout.

Read more: Road accident compensation claim

Other injury claims

Slip and trip injuries

Reported statistics indicate that slips, trips and falls are by far the most common accident at work in West Yorkshire and the UK. Slips, trips and falls are frequently the initiators of injuries attributed to other reasons such as being hit by hand tools in use, when helping another person or an exposure to fire accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as strained muscles sustained on pavement ice are also quite common with recent trips having happened on Wood Lane and on Queen St.

Rothwell solicitors for serious injury claims

The Courts recognise that serious injuries can have a significant effect on an injured person and their family. A successful claim will lessen the financial load on an injured person and their family enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation.

Read more: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from asbestosis to solvent exposure.

Read more: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Medical negligence in Rothwell

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when someone is injured as the result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you only want a formal account of what went wrong rather than injury compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. To make a formal complaint against Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Road, Steeton, Keighley, West Yorkshire.

Read more: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

Rothwell 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 Rothwell and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Rothwell, from more minor injury cases to life-changing injury. Chosen for their success rate in winning claims, our lawyers have years of experience.

Meet more of the Quittance team: click here.

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

Have you handled many claims in Rothwell?

We are a nationwide panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that helps claimants in Rothwell, West Yorkshire and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.

In 2017, we helped hundreds of claimants in West Yorkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from cycling accidents to accidents on building sites.

With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

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 choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor to represent you?

You will be liaising with your legal representative for a long period of time, from several months for minor and moderate injury to potentially years for complex cases. The SRA regulate legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they are not responsible for many factors that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.

Given the impact your legal representative can have on your recovery, picking an injury lawyer that meets your needs is an important first step.

Read Rothwell solicitor reviews

Levels of service provided by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary to a large extent.

Online reviews is a great place to start if you are mulling over which lawyer to choose.

Read : Solicitor reviews

Will you need to select a local legal firm ?

Going for a local lawyers office is not particularly important as cases are, as a matter of course, run remotely.

However, you should instruct a solicitors' firm that offers national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will usually need to attend a medical assessment.

More details : Do you have a medical centre near me?

The variation in the level of personal injury fees between different solicitors is a material consideration for Claimants.

E.g. the amount retained by a Claimant who was awarded ?48,433 for a very severe ankle injury could vary from ?29,060 to ?41,168.

See How to compare injury solicitors quotes

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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