Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
We can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.
How can we help
Every year, we help injured claimants in Rothwell, West Yorkshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?
The basic criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or whether a child was injured.
We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our 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 Rothwell
You have a right to make a claim for compensation if you were injured in an accident on Rothwell's roads as the result of the negligence of another road user.
Whether you were injured as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a crash on the motorway, our specialist team are here. Our guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Rothwell
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.
No matter what your employment status, whether you had a fall from height or inhaled toxic fumes, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how to start a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Accidents in a public place
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.
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
More injury claim types
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
Rothwell 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, Rothwell 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 Rothwell, 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.
Speak to an expert
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
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
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.
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.
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.
What are the road accident statistics in Rothwell
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.
Work accident statistics in Rothwell
The latest 2019 work accident figures for the Leeds Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled under reporting legislation by the HSE in the table below:
|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.