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?

Updated: September 15, 2016

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, 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.

Eligibility to claim

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

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.

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.

Work accident claims in Shipley

Worker injured in accident

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

See: Work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Shipley

Cars involved in a road accident

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 obtaining the best damages for people injured in a road accident in Shipley.

See: Road accident compensation claim

Other claims

Medical negligence in Shipley

When a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you just want a better understanding of events instead of injury compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, you can contact New Mill, Victoria Road, Saltaire, Shipley, West Yorkshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Bradford District NHS Foundation Trust.

See: Clinical negligence compensation

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.

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.

See: Catastrophic injury compensation

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.

See: Industrial disease compensation

Shipley No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Shipley and throughout the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Shipley, from more minor injury cases to serious motorcycle injury claims. Selected on the basis of their track record in winning claims, our lawyers have years of experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

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

How much experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Shipley?

We are a national network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that assists claimants in Shipley, West Yorkshire and across the country, recover injury compensation.

In 2017, we assisted hundreds of claimants in West Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to factory accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, enables you to focus on your recovery.

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. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

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.

Read Solicitor reviews

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?".

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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