A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

If you have been injured due to a car accident in West Yorkshire, an accident at work, clinical negligence or any other injury, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries, physio and treatment costs, and lost earnings.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

Updated: September 11, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness in the last three years, and another party was responsible, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

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Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Your claim must usually be made within three years.

If you have been diagnosed with a long-term illness or medical condition like a repetitive strain injury, you may still able to claim even if the illness's cause occurred years ago.

To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
  • That duty was breached by the Defendant
  • The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

If you are thinking about making an injury claim in West Yorkshire, we can arrange for a no-obligation phone consultation with an expert solicitor to answer any questions you may have on a confidential basis.

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Calculate my compensation

The level of compensation you will be awarded is calculated with reference to a number of factors.

Our compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

Find out how much you can claimUse our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in West Yorkshire

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for Claimants injured at work, from gardeners to trade union research officers, to claim compensation.

In 2016, there were almost 1,000 work accidents reported in Leeds, one of which was fatal (Health and Safety Executive data).

Read more: Injured at work compensation claims

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Road traffic accident claims in West Yorkshire

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in West Yorkshire are common. Official statistics report that in 2016 there were 3,076 road accidents in Leeds and Bradford alone.

Quittance's panel of road traffic accident lawyers have a wealth of experience securing compensation for people hurt in road accidents in West Yorkshire.

Read more: Road accident claims

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Other types of claim

Industrial disease

You can make a claim for industrial disease compensation with the support of our specialist team of solicitors.

Compensation can be claimed for a wide range of work-related illness, occupational asthma to organophosphate exposure.

Read more: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Slip and trip accidents

Health and Safety Executive statistics indicate that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most common accident in the workplace.

Public place accident claims, such as for broken toes or sprains, caused by poorly-maintained pavements are also common in West Yorkshire and across the UK.

Serious injury specialists acting in West Yorkshire

A successful serious injury claim will ease the stress of bills and other financial issues, and take the pressure off an injured claimant and their family so they can prioritise rehabilitation.

Quittance's network of expert law firms communicate with medical providers, the other side's legal representatives and insurance companies, helping to ensure people impacted by major accidents receive the compensation, therapy and support they need.

Read more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Medical negligence in West Yorkshire

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when someone is injured as the result of the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you just want a deeper understanding of what happened rather than injury compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, to raise a complaint against Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Road, Steeton, Keighley, West Yorkshire.

Read more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

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West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire and across the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet our team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide panel of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in West Yorkshire and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and serious injury claims.

Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their knowledge and expertise and their track record in winning cases.

Meet the team - click here.

 
Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
 
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
 
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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Have Quittance solicitors won many injury claims in West Yorkshire?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of specialist personal injury solicitors that helps claimants in West Yorkshire and throughout the country, obtain compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across West Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and factory accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, means you can focus on your recovery.

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Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

What factors to think about when picking the right solicitor

Instructing the most suitable legal team to assist you is a crucial step towards getting the best compensation settlement.

How do you ensure you select the best firm to act for you?

West Yorkshire personal injury solicitor reviews

Service standards offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, can differ.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can be instructive when contemplating which solicitor to go with.

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Do I need to go with a local West Yorkshire legal firm ?

Choosing a nearby lawyers office is not critical as cases are managed remotely.

However, you should select a solicitors practice that has medical facilities near you as you will usually need to attend a medical assessment.

See : Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium.

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

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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Gaynor Haliday, Legal researcher

About the author

Gaynor Haliday is an experienced legal researcher and published author. She has had numerous articles published in the press and is a legal industry commentator.

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