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.

How Quittance can help

We have helped hundreds of people in Wakefield, West Yorkshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the type of accident, when the date of knowledge was or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker:

Check my claim

How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

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:

Calculate compensation

Road accident claims in Wakefield

You have the right to start a claim for compensation if you sustained an injury on Wakefield's roads due to a negligent road user.

It does not matter if you have been involved in a motorbike accident, or were hurt in a car collision on Wakefield's roads, our team are here. Quittance's useful guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Wakefield

You may be eligible to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whatever you do for a living, whether you have strained a muscle in the office or developed hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Medical negligence

When someone is injured as the result of a doctor, nurse or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you are only looking for a detailed explanation of what happened rather than starting an injury claim. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, for example, you can contact Trust HQ and Education Centre, Aberford Road, Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

More about Medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness that range from noise induced hearing loss to pleural thickening.

More about Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

Quittance's team recognise the critical change an injury claim will make to the lives of people affected by severe injury.

Quittance's panel of lawyers work to achieve the maximum compensation for severe injury and illness. This includes claiming for long-term medical treatment and care costs. Quittance's network of solicitor firms correspond with the other side's legal representatives, doctors and health professionals and insurance providers to make sure families impacted by severe accidents get medical and financial support. Injury and illness held by the Courts to be serious include cancer and cerebral palsy.

More about Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Wakefield 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, Wakefield 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 Wakefield, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

How do I start the process?

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 612 7456 or arrange a callback:

Call me back

  • Tick icon FREE consultation
  • Tick icon Find out if you can claim
  • Tick icon No obligation to start a claim

FAQs

What experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Wakefield?

We are a national panel of award winning solicitors that assists people in Wakefield, West Yorkshire and across the UK, get compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout West Yorkshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from factory accidents to cycling accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, enables you to focus on your recovery.

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

Do you need to go with a local lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby solicitors office is less relevant as cases are conducted by phone and email.

However, you should select a solicitors practice that offers a national network as you will usually have to go to a medical assessment.

See - Do I have to attend a medical?

The diversity in success fees and insurance premiums charged by firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is significant.

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of £67,114 for severe knee injuries can vary from £40,268 to £57,046.

Further reading How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Reviews for injury lawyers in Wakefield

Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.

[[PI-LOCAL-WORK-STATS]]

[[PI-LOCAL-ROAD-TABLE]]

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

Read more about this Quittance Legal Expert