Personal injury solicitors

If your life has been affected by illness or injury, we are here to help.

If your injuries resulted from another person's actions or negligence, you may be able to make a no win, no fee compensation claim.

What happened?

Starting a personal injury claim is not complicated, but the process will differ depending on how and where you were injured.

Please select how you were injured:

Do I have a personal injury claim?

The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. Practically speaking, various other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or the quantum of the claim.

A short phone consultation will let you know exactly where you stand. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker.

Can a child claim injury compensation?

If you were injured as a child (under 18), you can start a claim at any time until your 21st birthday.

As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct a solicitor to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child.

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Claim child injury compensation

How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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.

General 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

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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.

Sowerby Bridge road accident claims

Department of Transport data reveals there were 423 road accidents in Calderdale in 2021 (322 slight accidents, 96 accidents and 5 fatal accidents). 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.

All road users owe a duty of care to all other road users. If you have suffered a road injury in Sowerby Bridge, or anywhere else in the UK, we can help you claim the no win, no fee compensation you need.

Whether you have been hurt in a car crash, or were the victim of a hit-and-run driver, our road accident compensation claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

Sowerby Bridge work accident claims

In 2021, there were 156 non-fatal work accidents and 1 fatalities in Calderdale, based on official records.

If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.

Whether your accident occurred while you were working as a warehouse worker or a care assistant, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful no win, no fee claim.

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Work accident claims

How common are work accidents in Sowerby Bridge?

Work accidents in Calderdale (HSE)Reported Injuries
Other10%
Electric shock injury0%
Machinery related injury7%
Explosion related0%
Fire related (e.g. scars)0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)0%
Fall from height (scaffolding)8%
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)2%
Lifting and carrying25%
Assault1%
Slip, trip or fall28%
Struck against4%
Struck by moving vehicle2%
Struck by object12%
Crushed by something collapsing0%

Sowerby Bridge clinical negligence claims

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of a registrar, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from one of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Sowerby Bridge.

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Clinical negligence compensation

Sowerby Bridge public place accident claims

An occupier (owner or operator) of premises has a legal duty to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of visitors.

Whether your accident occurred on a public footpath or on a station platform, and another party was to blame, you may be able to start an injury claim.

If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.

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Claim public place accident compensation

Serious injury compensation

Serious and catastrophic injuries typically include brain injuries, and skull or spinal fractures.

We understand how vital catastrophic injury compensation can be, helping you to focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. A claim will help to ease the financial burden, stress and uncertainty following a serious accident.

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Claim serious injury compensation

Will I have to visit my solicitor's office in person?

There is no need to visit your solicitor's office in person if you are thinking about making a claim.

You can begin with a free phone consultation with a legally-trained advisor. Your advisor will set out your options for compensation, and there is no obligation to proceed.

Once you do start your claim, a specialist solicitor will take you through each step. Your lawyer will be with you throughout the process, from your initial questions to the day you recieve your compensation.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

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 Sowerby Bridge and cross the UK.

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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

Has Quittance helped many claimants in Sowerby Bridge?

Whether you live in Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire or elsewhere, we can help you to make no win, no fee injury claim.

Whether your injury occurred in a public place or due to a manager's negligence our team will make sure your claim is handled by a specialist injury solicitor.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Sowerby Bridge injury solicitor reviews

Although the Solicitors Regulation Authority regulates professional standards for solicitors in England and Wales, the actual quality of service varies widely. Online reviews and word of mouth will help you to choose the best solicitor for your needs.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

Read more:

Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

This table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:

Personal injury claim type

Estimated claim duration*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

Will I have to go to court?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor