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 .
Have I got a claim?
Updated: September 13, 2016
If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, we can help you make an injury 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.Back to top
Calculate my compensation
The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our online compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could win.Back to top
Work accident claims in Wetherby
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|
Road traffic accident claims in Wetherby
Quittance's 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, motorbikes 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.Back to top
Other injury claims
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.
Personal injury solicitors can help Claimants with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to mercury poisoning.
Medical and clinical negligence in Wetherby
When a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's carelessness, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.
You could use the NHS Resolution process if you just want the hospital to explain what happened instead of claiming compensation. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Road, Steeton, Keighley, West Yorkshire.
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.Back to top
Wetherby 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 Wetherby and across the UK.
Read more about No win, no fee compensation.Back to top
Meet the QLS team
Our national panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Wetherby and have a wealth of experience in short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their level of experience and their success rate in winning claims.
To meet more of our team, click here.
Have you handled many Wetherby claims?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of expert personal injury lawyers that helps people in Wetherby, West Yorkshire and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.
In 2017, we helped 100's of injured claimants across West Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including industrial disease and pedestrian accidents.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make the claims process as stress-free as possible.Back to top
Frequently asked questions
Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.
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.
Read : Solicitor reviews
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.
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.
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.