Updated: Sunday, 31st July 2016
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 .
Making a personal injury claim
Claims 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.
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.
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?".
What claims do you handle in West Yorkshire?
It is possible to make a claim for a broad range of injury and illness throughout West Yorkshire. We can help with injuries and illness including:
Road accidents in West Yorkshire
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.
Quittances 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.
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.
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.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has handled claims for Claimants injured at work, from gardeners to trade union research officers, to claim compensation.
Solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from occupational asthma to organophosphate exposure.
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.
How No Win, No Fee injury lawyers take care of claims for compensation in West Yorkshire
Lawyers handling injury claims in West Yorkshire in most cases act on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement.
This prevents your lawyer from charging you any fees if the case is lost.
Will there be hidden fees to be paid?
Quittance's expert injury solicitors ensure that No Win, No Fee means the injured party will not pay any of the solicitor's legal costs if your claim is lost.
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What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Before you instruct your solicitor you should arm yourself with as much information about the process as you can. The right answers will help you make the best choice.
If you would like to know more before you are ready to call, try our FAQ pages.
How to get your personal injury claim underway
You can begin the claim for compensation here or phone us on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to talk to a personal injury lawyer.
Our expert team help people every day. If you need more information, you can request a no-obligation callback or phone us on 0800 612 7456 today.