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.
Can I make a compensation claim?
If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and another party was liable, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.
What are the criteria for making a claim?
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
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How much can I claim?
The level of compensation you will be awarded is based on a number of factors. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives a good idea of your potential compensation award.Back to top
Work accident claims in Sowerby Bridge
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|
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Road traffic accident claims in Sowerby Bridge
Accidents involving cars, motorbikes 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.
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Other claims we handle
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.
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Medical and clinical negligence in Sowerby Bridge
Clinical negligence describes when someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.
If you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened instead of a compensation award, you can raise a formal complaint. To raise a complaint against Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Road, Steeton, Keighley, West Yorkshire.
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Litigators can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from allergic contact dermatitis to pesticide poisoning.
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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.Back to top
Sowerby Bridge No Win, No Fee Solicitors
You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Sowerby Bridge and across the UK.
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Meet the team
The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Sowerby Bridge, from whiplash cases to long term industrial disease. Our lawyers are selected for their track record in recovering compensation and their knowledge and expertise.
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Have you handled many Sowerby Bridge claims?
Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that helps people injured in Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.
In the last 12 months, we helped hundreds of people across West Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from public place accidents to workplace accidents.
With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on your recovery.Back to top
Frequently asked questions
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.
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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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.
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.