A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

If you are based in Todmorden or anywhere in the country, our injury solicitors can assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a local medical centre.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or ilness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

Compensation calculator

The level of compensation you will be awarded will depend on a number of points. Our easy to use calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

Making a claim

Personal injury claims should be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury in the majority of cases.

Powerful legislation exists to support people planning to make a claim, and Quittance's panel of injury lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to clients regarding the likelihood of success.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a road accident in Todmorden or work-related illness, there are three main elements to making a successful claim. It must be proven that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

A short, no-obligation phone call with an expert Todmorden lawyer can give information and useful advice.

What issues to consider when picking the best lawyer

Usually a personal injury claim can take months to agree a settlement. For the most serious claims, some claims can take over a year. The SRA are tasked with regulating strictly legal advice given by solicitors, however they are not required to monitor many issues that matter to people affected by injury, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your recovery, finding a solicitor that meets your needs is vital.

The variation in success fees between different firms is an important consideration for Claimants.

For example the amount retained by a successful Claimant awarded £25,752 for a serious wrist injury could conceivably vary from £15,451 to £21,889.

Read more at How to compare personal injury solicitors

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.

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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.

Personal injury compensation cases Quittance handles in Todmorden

It is possible to make a claim for a wide range of injuries in Todmorden. We have assisted with:

Road accidents 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.

Medical negligence in Todmorden

Medical negligence, which is now correctly called clinical negligence, is the term used to describe a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a doctor, GP, surgeon or other healthcare provider. Our panel of personal injury solicitors covering Todmorden have assisted with clinical negligence claims filed against the health service including Rochdale Infirmary, Whitehall Street, Rochdale, OL12 0NB.

Slips and trips

Officially reported statistics underline the fact that slips, trips and falls are still the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in West Yorkshire and the UK as a whole in 2014/15. Slips and trips are frequently the cause of injuries classified under another heading e.g. being struck by a falling object, a fall from a ladder or a drowning accident. Public place (Calderdale local authority) litigation for injuries like bruised legs experienced on spillages are also quite prevalent with recent falls having happened recently.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries including anything from respiratory diseases to pleural thickening.

Serious injury lawyers handling cases in Todmorden

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.

Workplace accidents

Quittance has assisted Claimants, from forklift drivers to veterinary nurses, to get the compensation they deserve. Work injury information for the Calderdale local authority are published under RIDDOR by the Government:

Work accidents in Calderdale Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
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
Slip, trip or fall736665
Struck against5810
Struck by moving vehicle365
Struck by object262827
Crushed by something collapsing211

No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers in Todmorden

Should you be successful, the fees for your lawyer must be settled by the other side (or their insurance company). If you do not win your injury claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your solicitor means the solicitor's legal costs are not payable.

Does the Claimant need to pay any extra costs?

Some firms could impose additional costs if the case does not complete. With a Quittance injury lawyer, 100% No Win, No Fee is assured, with no catches whatsoever.

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Next steps

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get more information

Before you instruct your solicitor arm yourself with information. Information helps you make the right choice for you.

Find additional information without being required to pick up the phone. Find more frequently asked questions here.

Get started

Phone the Quittance team on 0800 612 7456 to commence a claim for compensation, alternatively you can start your injury claim online.

If you would like to discuss your options before starting, request a callback at a more convenient time or call us on 0800 612 7456.