Updated: Sunday, 31st July 2016
Whether you are based in Wetherby or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert injury solicitors can manage your claim and we will set up a medical at a centre near you .
Making a claim
Personal injury claims must, in most cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.
In most cases, there are three main elements to making a successful claim. It must be shown that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.
How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your accident?
It can take many months for most claims to have a settlement negotiated. Matters where responsibility is contested or the injury has had a major impact can take longer. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), however the level of service offered by different firms varies.
Given the impact your lawyer can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is a crucial first step.
Look into Wetherby solicitor reviews
Service standards provided by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can differ considerably.
Researching online reviews can certainly be enlightening if you are mulling over which solicitor to select.
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Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for minor eye injuries could vary between £3,190 and £7,040 (based on 2015 market research).
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Will you need to instruct a local Wetherby lawyer ?
The location of the firm is not very important as cases are normally managed without the need to meet the solicitor.
It is however necessary to go with a firm that provides medical facilities near you as you will usually be expected to go to a medical examination.
Cases our network of lawyers conducts in Wetherby and West Yorkshire
Compensation could be claimed for a range of injuries in Wetherby and West Yorkshire. Quittance can help with injuries including:
Road traffic compensation claims
Quittances panel of trained lawyers have years of experience in obtaining maximum general and special damages for Claimants injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Wetherby.
Accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Wetherby are reasonably common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 2433 accidents (2139 slight accidents, 279 serious accidents and 15 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Leeds local authority. In 2014 accidents increased to 2,532. Incidents in the Wetherby area in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A659 and A58 junction and on the A58 and A661 roundabout.
Quittance has helped Claimants, from catering assistants to tourist information managers, to secure financial compensation awards. Accident statistics for the Leeds local authority made available under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government in the following table:
|Workplace accidents in Leeds Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||1||2||0|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||0||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)||25||16||13|
|Fall from height (ladder)||120||64||79|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||18||9||12|
|Lifting and handling injuries||391||235||263|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||432||315||287|
|Struck by moving vehicle||21||20||15|
|Struck by object||163||121||88|
|Trapped by something collapsing||4||4||9|
Medical and clinical negligence in Wetherby
Medical negligence (which is more precisely called Clinical Negligence) is the term for when an injury is associated with a failure to carry out a responsibility by a medical provider. Our panel of personal injury solicitors covering Wetherby have helped Claimants with claims brought against private and NHS hospitals that include Harrogate District Hospital, Lancaster Park Road, Harrogate, HG2 7SX.
Slips, trips and falls
Health and Saftey Executive statistics underscore the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most common cause of injury at work in West Yorkshire and the UK. Slips and trips are often the precursor to injuries categorised as something else like being struck by moving machinery or an asphyxiation accident. Public place (Leeds local authority) litigation for injuries such as broken collarbones sustained on tripping on a street are also common with recent slips having happened in the local area.
Quittance recognise the change injury compensation makes to the lives of people who have been affected by major injury. By reducing the pressure a serious or catastrophic injury puts on a Claimant and their family, compensation allows people to prioritise their rehabilitation. Our panel of law firms have aided families receive compensation for many major injuries and conditions. Injuries categorised as catastrophic or serious include serious pharmaceutical error, concussion and lung disease.
Personal injury solicitors can help Claimants with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to mercury poisoning.
No Win, No Fee Personal injury Solicitors in Wetherby
When your lawyer does not win case, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your lawyer means the solicitor's fees are not payable. When you win your injury claim, your legal fees will be paid by the losing Defendant or their insurance company.
Are there hidden fees in the small print?
No Win, No Fee means that you will have absolutely no hidden costs. With the Quittance network's 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee, there is no risk of being charged extra costs and there are no catches hiding in the small print. Click here for more information about our No Win, No Fee.
What happens next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Before you choose to instruct a lawyer arm yourself with information about making a claim. This can help you to make the best choice for your future.
Find answers to questions asked by injured people in the FAQ section.
Start your personal injury claim
If you have decided to get underway, you can begin the injury claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or using our online contact form.
Our expert team are ready to help. Need more information? You can request a no-obligation callback or phone us on 0800 612 7456 today.