A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

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

A brief, no-obligation call with a Sowerby Bridge personal injury solicitor will give answers and invaluable guidance.

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.

Work accident claims in Sowerby Bridge

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
Other263623
Electric shock injury110
Machinery related injury251116
Explosion related010
Fire related (e.g. scars)111
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)221
Fall from height (scaffolding)332519
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)304
Lifting and carrying905258
Assault12123
Slip, trip or fall736665
Struck against5810
Struck by moving vehicle365
Struck by object262827
Crushed by something collapsing211

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Road traffic accident claims in Sowerby Bridge

Cars involved in a road accident

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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Industrial disease

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.

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

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.

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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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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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