Updated: Monday, 8th August 2016
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.
Making a claim
Extensive legislation is in place to support people seeking compensation, and Quittance's network of solicitors have many years of experience advising their clients with regard to the likelihood of success.
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 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.
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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.
Compensation cases Quittance conducts in Rothwell
It is possible to claim compensation for a range of injury and illness throughout Rothwell. Our team can assist with injuries and medical conditions including:
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.
Medical negligence in Rothwell
Medical negligence, which is more correctly called Clinical Negligence, is the term used to describe a breach in the duty of care on the part of a healthcare provider. Quittance's expert panel of personal injury solicitors covering Rothwell have assisted with legal action made against infirmaries and hospitals including Spire Methley Park Hospital, Methley Lane, Methley, Leeds, LS26 9HG.
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.
Road traffic accidents in Rothwell
Quittances panel of trained injury solicitors are experienced in 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.
Personal injury solicitors can help with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from asbestosis to solvent exposure.
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||1||2||0|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||0||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)||25||16||13|
|Fall from height (ladder)||120||64||79|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||18||9||12|
|Lifting and handling injuries||391||235||263|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||432||315||287|
|Struck by moving vehicle||21||20||15|
|Struck by object||163||121||88|
|Trapped by something collapsing||4||4||9|
How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors take care of Rothwell cases
In the event that you lose your claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the lawyer states that you will not have to pay the lawyer's legal costs. In the event that you succeed in your compensation claim, the costs for your solicitor will be settled by the Defendant.
A 'success fee' is charged by injury lawyers that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. Unlike their standard fees, the success fee is paid out of the injured Claimant's compensation and is generally 25%.
Will there be any additional costs to pay?
Some solicitors may levy extra costs if they lose your case. With Quittance, your No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print. Click here for more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
What should you do next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Find out more
Making the right decision depends on the correct information. Get your questions answered before you make a decision.
If you have more questions before picking up the phone, see our FAQ section.
Ready to start your claim?
Phone us on 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) to get the claim underway, or begin a claim for compensation here.
If you would like to discuss your options with an injury lawyer before starting, phone 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a more convenient time.