A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

If you are based in South Yorkshire or anywhere else in the UK, our injury solicitors are able to take on your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a compensation claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and a third party was at fault, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Injury claims must, in most cases, be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.

Whether a claim is being made for a road accident in South Yorkshire, there are three components to making a successful claim. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

What is my claim worth?

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a number of factors. Our online injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in South Yorkshire

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people, from hotel workers to seismic interpreters, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Injury and illness information for the Rotherham local authority are published in accordance with legislation by the Government excerpted below:

HSE reported work accidents in Rotherham Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury101
Machinery related302419
Explosion related (e.g. gas)101
Fire related (e.g. scars)410
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)1013
Fall from height (ladder)282520
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)704
Lifting and handling injuries1328987
Physical assault212316
Slip or trip13512381
Struck against17119
Hit by vehicle1099
Hit by falling object664132
Trapped by something collapsing131

Find out more: Injured at work compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in South Yorkshire

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents in South Yorkshire in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the B6089 and B6090 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the B6090 and A633 roundabout.

Quittance's group of accredited lawyers are experienced in achieving optimum damages for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in South Yorkshire.

Find out more: Road accident claims

Other claims we handle

Slips, trips and falls

Official statistics demonstrate that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most common accident in the workplace. These types of accident are often lead to accidents filed under a different category e.g. being struck by a falling object, a lifting injury or a toxic substance accident. Public place (Rotherham local authority) claims for injuries such as fractured vertebrae experienced on spillages are also quite common with recent pavement trips having happened on Thorogate and on Broad Street.

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help with claiming compensation for industrial illness that include anything from occupational asthma to silicosis.

Find out more: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Clinical negligence in South Yorkshire

Medical negligence is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP or other health worker. If you have been injured by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you are only looking for a deeper understanding of what happened instead of financial damages, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Gawber Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

Find out more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Serious injury solicitors in South Yorkshire

The Courts understand that a serious injury has a life-changing effect on an injured claimant.

By relieving the financial pressure a serious injury imposes on a claimant and their family, injury compensation enables them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

Find out more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

South Yorkshire No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover South Yorkshire and the whole of the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in South Yorkshire and have a wealth of expertise with short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their specialist expertise and their track record in recovering compensation.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

What experience do your solicitors have of winning claims in South Yorkshire?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of specialist personal injury solicitors that helps people in South Yorkshire and across the country, recover injury compensation.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of people in South Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and workplace accidents.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, make our claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.


Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

Guidance for potential claimants searching for a lawyer

Selecting the best personal injury solicitor for your case is an important step towards negotiating the best compensation award.

With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of South Yorkshire (according the SRA), how can you make sure you select the ideal firm for your needs?

The diversity in the amount of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is surprising.

As an example the amount retained by a successful claimant awarded ?56,384 for very serious leg injuries leaving permanent problems could vary from ?33,830 to ?47,926.

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Are South Yorkshire claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?

The majority of large firms operate throughout England and Wales, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Check South Yorkshire solicitor reviews

Levels of service offered by injury lawyers can vary significantly.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be helpful when thinking about which lawyer to instruct.

Find out more - Personal injury solicitors reviews

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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