Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Has your ability to work or daily life been affected by your injury? We're here to help.
With our no win, no fee guarantee, there is no financial risk in making a compensation claim, even if you don't win your claim.
We have helped hundreds of people in Shipley, West Yorkshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Will I be able to make a claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened.
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful claim will be possible, including the type of accident, where the injury occurred or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.
It costs nothing to find out if you have a valid claim. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online 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 Shipley
If you are involved in an accident and injured on Shipley's roads because of a careless driver, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.
It does not matter whether you have been hurt in a car collision on Shipley's roads, or have been involved in a hit-and-run, this expert guide explains what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Shipley
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.
However your injury occurred, whether you had a fall from height or have been exposed to asbestos, our work accident claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Injuries in a public place
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.
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.
More injury claim types
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.
Shipley No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Shipley injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Shipley, West Yorkshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Shipley and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
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Frequently asked questions
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.
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.
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.
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?".
What are the road accident statistics 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.
The 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.
What are the Shipley work accident statistics?
The latest 2019 accident at work stats in the Bradford Local Authority (2013/14) are listed under RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive in the table below:
|Work accidents in Bradford Local Authority (HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||48|
|Exposed to fire||1|
|Harmful substance related||10|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||53|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||5|
|Slip, trip or fall||185|
|Struck by moving vehicle||17|
|Struck by object||57|
|Trapped by something collapsing||5|
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.