Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.
Every year, we help hundreds of people in West Yorkshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?
It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you were injured or made ill:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. Practically speaking, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether there is an untraceable defendant.
Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury 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
Calculate my 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:
West Yorkshire road accident claims
Drivers, pedestrians and riders can make a claim for compensation if they have been injured on West Yorkshire's roads as the result of someone else's negligence.
No matter if you have been hurt in a collision on a roundabout, or sustained an injury as a pedestrian, the Quittance useful guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in West Yorkshire
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp working through an agency, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Injuries in a public place
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.
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
More injury claim types
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
West Yorkshire 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, West Yorkshire 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 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.
Can Quittance help me?
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:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
Have the 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.
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.
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.
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?".
What are the road accident statistics in West Yorkshire
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.
Work accident statistics in West Yorkshire
The most recent 2019
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.