Updated: Saturday, 6th August 2016
If you are based in Sowerby Bridge or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert solicitors can manage your claim and we will arrange a medical at a local medical centre.
Making an injury claim
Powerful legislation is in place to give support to Claimants seeking compensation for their injuries, and Quittance's panel of personal injury solicitors have many years of experience advising their clients on the strength of their claims.
People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as noise-induced deafness are frequently still able to claim even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis, is what starts the three-year time limit in such circumstances.
To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
A brief, no-obligation call with a Sowerby Bridge personal injury solicitor will give answers and invaluable guidance.
Picking the best personal injury solicitor
Selecting the most appropriate solicitors' practice for your legal matter is a crucial step towards achieving the highest compensation award for your accident.
With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Sowerby Bridge SRA website 2015) - how can you ensure you instruct the best company to help you?
Do I need to instruct a local Sowerby Bridge legal firm ?
The location of a firm is not important as cases are, as a matter of course, conducted by phone and email.
However, you should select a company that offers medical facilities near Sowerby Bridge as Claimants will have to attend a medical examination.
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Check Sowerby Bridge personal injury solicitor reviews
The standards of communication and advice provided by solicitors, as with any professional service, vary enormously.
Reading reviews can be informative if you are mulling over which lawyer to choose.
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The difference in personal injury success fees and ATE premiums between different solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is important for Claimants.
To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a successful Claimant accepting a settlement of £38,014 for severe, disabling elbow injuries could vary from £22,808 to £32,311.
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Legal claims our panel of solicitors conducts
It is possible to make a claim for a range of injuries in Sowerby Bridge. Quittance have assisted with:
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Recorded statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the West Yorkshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are frequently the cause of injuries classified under another heading like being hit by material under pressure, being trapped by something collapsing or an electrocution accident. Public liability accident claims injuries, such as sprained ankles happening on potholes are also quite prevalent with recent incidents having occurred in the local area.
Medical and clinical negligence in Sowerby Bridge
Medical negligence - correctly known as 'clinical negligence' - is the term for when an injury is associated with a breach of the duty of care on the part of a hospital or other medical provider. Quittance's panel of personal injury lawyers covering Sowerby Bridge have assisted with claims brought against healthcare providers including Calderdale Royal Hospital, Salterhebble, Salterhebble, Halifax, HX3 0PW.
Sowerby Bridge serious injury claims
The effect of a serious injury is acknowledged by Courts and insurance companies when they are working out compensation. Compensation should lessen the financial load and take the pressure off an injured person so they can prioritise rehabilitation. Our panel of expert lawyers for many years have aided families impacted by severe accidents.
Accidents at work
We have helped injured Claimants, from factory workers to structural engineers, to secure financial compensation awards. Injury and illness statistics for the Calderdale local authority made available under regulations by the HSE:
|Work accidents in Calderdale Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||1||1||0|
|Machinery related injury||25||11||16|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||1||1||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||2||2||1|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||33||25||19|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||3||0||4|
|Lifting and carrying||90||52||58|
|Slip, trip or fall||73||66||65|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||6||5|
|Struck by object||26||28||27|
|Crushed by something collapsing||2||1||1|
Litigators can help Claimants with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from allergic contact dermatitis to pesticide poisoning.
Road traffic compensation claims
Accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Sowerby Bridge are reasonably common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 4 fatal accidents, 86 serious accidents and 476 slight accidents in 2013 in Calderdale (Total events were 566 local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 623. Accidents in the Sowerby Bridge region in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A58 and A6139 junction and on the single carriageway of the A58 and A6026 junction.
Our network of trained road traffic accident personal injury lawyers have decades of experience in securing maximum settlements for anyone who has sustained an injury in a road accident in Sowerby Bridge.
Sowerby Bridge No Win, No Fee Lawyers
No Win, No Fee agreements cover Claimants in Sowerby Bridge from an obligation to pay their solicitor's fees if their claim is not successful.
A success fee will be charged by personal injury solicitors who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). The success fee is taken from your compensation award and will be generally 25 percent.
Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee
Some solicitors may charge additional fees should the case end prematurely. Using a Quittance solicitor, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print. Click here to read more about about our No Win, No Fee.
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Find out more about the claims process
Quittance provide jargon-free answers to help people affected by injury determine whether to go ahead.
Find answers to popular questions asked by potential Claimants on the FAQ page.
Get a claim for compensation started
You can start the claim for compensation online or phone us on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to talk to a specialist lawyer.
Our specialist team look forward to helping you. If you have any questions, you can request a no-obligation callback or phone us on 0800 612 7456 today.