Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life has been affected by illness or injury, Quittance Legal Services are here to help.
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
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.
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:
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:
Sowerby Bridge road accident claims
You should be able to start a claim for compensation if you are hurt on Sowerby Bridge's roads because of another road user's behaviour.
Whether you have been hurt in a car collision, or have been involved in a hit-and-run, the Quittance road accident compensation claim guide sets out everything you need to know about what to do.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Sowerby Bridge
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 you had a fall from height or developed RSI, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
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.
Read more about Clinical negligence compensation
Litigators can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from allergic contact dermatitis to pesticide poisoning.
Read more about Industrial disease compensation
More injury claim types
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. The panel of expert lawyers for many years have aided families impacted by severe accidents.
Read more about Catastrophic injury compensation
Sowerby Bridge No win, no fee Solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Under a CFA, Sowerby Bridge injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.
The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your 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 there will be nothing to pay.
How can Quittance help?
Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.
Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.
If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.
We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
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.
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.
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.
More on - Can I attend a medical centre near me?
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.
Find out more : Reviews
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.
More information Get a personal injury quote
What are the road accident statistics 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.
Work accident statistics in Sowerby Bridge
The most recent 2019 injury and illness stats for the Calderdale Local Authority (2013/14) was available under regulations by the HSE:
|Work accidents in Calderdale Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury||0|
|Machinery related injury||16|
|Fire related (e.g. scarrs)||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||1|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||19|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||4|
|Lifting and carrying||58|
|Slip, trip or fall||65|
|Struck by moving vehicle||5|
|Struck by object||27|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1|
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.