Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.
How can we help
Each year, we help injured claimants in Todmorden, West Yorkshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?
It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you suffered an illness or injury:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or how close to the claim limitation date you are.
We can give you a clearer answer over the phone. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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
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:
Todmorden road accident claims
Todmorden cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians have the right to claim injury compensation if they have been injured as the result of another party's actions.
Whether you were involved in a hit-and-run, or have been hurt in a car collision on Todmorden's roads, Quittance's guide to road accident compensation claims explains what you need to know about what to do.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Todmorden
If you have sustained an injury at work in the last three years, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whatever your job - whether you are a carpenter injured on a building site or a media executive injured in the office, our guide to work accident claims explains what you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
When a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a consultant or other health professional, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.
Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are only looking for a deeper understanding of what happened rather than financial damages. You can write to Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Road, Steeton, Keighley, West Yorkshire, for example, to make a formal complaint against Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.
Solicitors can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries including anything from respiratory diseases to pleural thickening.
More claim types
The effect of a serious injury will be understood by insurers and the Courts when they are determining what a claim is worth. Quittance's panel of solicitors work to achieve compensation for major injuries, which includes damages for long-term medical treatment and care costs. Our network of lawyers for many years have helped people affected by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries and medical conditions held by the Courts to be serious include eye injuries, lead poisoning and major surgical negligence.
Todmorden 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, Todmorden 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 Todmorden, 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.
Starting a claim
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:
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Frequently asked questions
What is your track record of handling claims in Todmorden?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in Todmorden, West Yorkshire and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout West Yorkshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents at work to car accidents.
Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.
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 gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.
Check Todmorden personal injury solicitor reviews
Service standards offered by lawyers can vary significantly.
Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly help build a picture when trying to decide which lawyer to select.
Do you have to choose a solicitor in Todmorden?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
What are the road accident statistics in Todmorden
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Todmorden are relatively commonplace. Official statistics show a total of 566 accidents (476 slight accidents, 86 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Calderdale local authority district. In 2014 the total had increased to 623. Incidents in the Todmorden area in 2013 included car crashes on the A6033 and A646 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A6033 and A684 junction.
Quittance's panel of expert no win no fee lawyers have a wealth of experience in obtaining the best compensation for people injured in a car or motorbike accident in Todmorden.
Work accident statistics in Todmorden
The most recent 2019 work injury information for the Calderdale Local Authority (2013/14) are published under RIDDOR by the Government:
|Work accidents in Calderdale Local Authority (HSE)||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.