A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

No matter whether you live in West Yorkshire or anywhere in the country, our expert personal injury lawyers are able to help with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Do I have a personal injury 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 expert solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

A claim must usually be made within three years.

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like repetitive strain injuries are frequently still able to claim even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what is important in such circumstances.

To win a West Yorkshire 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

Answers to your legal questions and invaluable guidance will be offered through a no-obligation phone consultation with an expert West Yorkshire solicitor.

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.

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.

Read more: Injured at work compensation claims

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 reasonably common with a total of 1010 accidents (887 slight accidents, 116 serious accidents and 7 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Kingston upon Hull local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,017. Incidents in West Yorkshire in 2013 included crashes on the dual carriageway of the A58 and A61 junction and on the single carriageway of the A61 and A653 junction.

Quittance's panel of road traffic accident litigators have a wealth of experience in achieving optimum compensation for Claimants hurt in a car accident in West Yorkshire.

Read more: Road accident claims

Other types of claim

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from occupational asthma to organophosphate exposure.

Read more: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Slip and trip accidents

Health and Saftey Executive statistics indicate that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most prevalent accident in the workplace. They are quite often the forerunner to injuries categorised as another type of accident e.g. being hit by moving machinery, a fall from a height or a harmful substance accident. Public place (West Yorkshire local authority) accident claims injuries such as broken toes experienced on obstructed walkways are also common with street trips having occurred in the area.

Serious injury specialists acting in West Yorkshire

The impact serious and catastrophic injury can have will be understood by Courts and insurance companies when they are determining compensation. A successful claim will ease the impact of bills 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 support they need.

Read more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Medical negligence in West Yorkshire

Medical negligence (which is correctly called 'clinical negligence') is where an illness or injury is suffered by a person a breach of the duty of care on the part of a medical professional. An example could be an orthopaedic injury claim. Quittance's select panel of injury lawyers covering West Yorkshire have worked on cases made against NHS and private hospitals including Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital, 2 Leighton Street, Leeds, LS1 3EB.

Read more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

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.

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.

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.

Read Solicitor reviews

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. For a very severe ankle injury, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?40,480 to ?56,320 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

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?".