A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Shipley or anywhere in the country, our expert lawyers will take on your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or ilness, in the last three years and someone else owed you a duty of care, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

How much can I claim?

The financial compensation you are likely to get is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our online calculator gives you an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

Making a personal injury claim

Compensation claims should usually be made within a 3-year window.

Considerable legislation exists to provide support for injured people who seek compensation, and Quittance's panel of personal injury lawyers have years of experience advising their clients regarding the strength of their claims.

For the majority of injury claims, proving a claim involves three components. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

Answers to your questions and useful guidance can be provided by a brief, no-obligation consultation with a Shipley personal injury solicitor.

Choosing the best solicitor for your compensation claim

You will be in contact with your solicitor for a long period of time, from many months for minor injuries to over a year for matters involving serious injury. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however service levels can vary.

Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your life and your recovery, finding a solicitor that meets your needs is vital.

Check Shipley solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice provided by solicitors, as with any professional service, vary enormously.

Reading reviews can certainly be a good place to start if you are contemplating which lawyer to act for you.

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Will I need to select a local Shipley legal firm ?

The whereabouts of the lawyers office is not so critical as cases now tend to be managed remotely.

However, you should select a company with medical facilities near you as Claimants will almost always have to attend a medical assessment.

More - Do you have a local medical centre?

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for moderate shoulder injuries, for example, ranges from £6,380 to £10,340 (based on 2015 market data).

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Compensation cases we handle

It is possible to make a claim for a wide range of injuries in Shipley. Quittance can assist with:

Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Shipley

Road accidents involving vehicles in Shipley are quite common. Official statistics reveal a total of 1672 accidents (1482 slight accidents, 177 serious accidents and 13 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Bradford local authority. In 2014 the total had increased to 1,752.

Our panel of expert road traffic accident (RTA) injury solicitors are experienced in in obtaining the best damages for people injured in a road accident in Shipley.

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from allergic contact dermatitis to welding rod fumes exposure.

Shipley experts for serious injury compensation claims

The lasting impact serious and catastrophic injury can have is acknowledged by insurers and the Courts when they are working out how much compensation to pay. Quittance fight hard for compensation for serious injury and illness, including claiming for medical expenses and care costs. Quittance's panel of specialist serious injury solicitors communicate with medical experts and the Courts ensuring Claimants affected by serious accidents and injuries receive medical and financial support. Injury and illness held by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include bowel cancer, degloving injuries and serious psychiatric harm.

Slip and trip injuries

HSE statistics show that slips, trips and falls are the single most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in West Yorkshire and the UK as a whole. Slips and trips are sometimes related to accidents recorded in a different category such as being hit by material under pressure or a harmful substance accident. Public liability cases for injuries such as facial scarring suffered on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with falls having occurred on Manor Lane and on Manor Lane.

Accidents in the workplace

Quittance has assisted Claimants, from bricklayers to recruitment consultants, to claim for their work related injuries. Accident at work statistics in the Bradford local authority are listed under RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:

Work accidents in Bradford Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Known878886
Electrocution212
Machinery related injury472748
Exposed to fire201
Harmful substance related14410
Fall from height (scaffolding)683853
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)1035
Lifting262166169
Assault553355
Slip, trip or fall227184185
Struck against321525
Struck by moving vehicle151217
Struck by object856057
Trapped by something collapsing115

Medical negligence in Shipley

Medical negligence - more properly referred to as 'Clinical Negligence' - is when there has been a breach of the duty of care on the part of a medical provider. Our select panel of solicitors covering Shipley have been instructed on legal cases made against healthcare providers that include Shipley Hospital, 98 Kirkgate, Shipley, BD18 3LT.

Shipley No Win, No Fee Personal Injury Solicitors

Lawyers taking care of claims in Shipley and West Yorkshire in most cases work on a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). This is commonly referred to as a No Win, No Fee agreement. This No Win, No Fee agreement prevents your lawyer from billing you for any fees if the case is lost.

No Win, No Fee - Guaranteed

No Win, No Fee means that there is nothing to pay if the claim is unsuccessful and there will be absolutely no hidden costs. With the Quittance network's No Win, No Fee, you will never risk losing out and there is absolutely no catch. Click here to read more about about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.

What to do next

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Learn more about your claim

Making the right decision for you depends on getting the right information. Get any questions answered before you instruct.

If you would like to know more before phoning, see our FAQ pages.

How to get your injury claim underway

You can begin a claim online here or phone 0800 612 7456 to speak to a personal injury solicitor.

Our team of experts look forward to helping you. Need more information? You can call 0800 612 7456 or request a callback today.