Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.
You can make a no win, no fee compensation claim with the help and support of a personal injury solicitor.
Each year, we help injured people in Wetherby, West Yorkshire and across the UK claim compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:
- within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether there is an untraceable defendant.
It costs nothing to find out if you can claim. Speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Injury Claim Checker.
Can I claim if I was injured as a child?
Whether you were injured on a playground, at school, or anywhere else, you can start a claim at any point until your 21st birthday.
If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, at any time until the child's 18th birthday.
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:
Road accident claims in Wetherby
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault in Wetherby, or anywhere in England or Wales, you may be entitled to claim compensation. A compensation claim could be possible if you were injured as a:
- Driver or passenger in a car
- Rider or pillion on a motorbike
- Lorry, HGV or van driver or passenger
- Public transport user (bus or taxi)
- Cyclist or e-scooter rider
Whether you have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, or were hurt in a crash at a junction, we can help you take action. This guide to road accident claims explains everything you need to know about the claims process.
Wetherby work accident claims
You may be able to make an accident at work claim if you've been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
All employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a forklift driver or a paramedic, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful compensation claim.
Wetherby clinical negligence claims
When a patient suffers an 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. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Wetherby, including Airedale NHS Foundation Trust (Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Road, Steeton, Keighley, West Yorkshire).
Wetherby Occupiers liability injury claims
By law, an individual or organisation that owns or occupies a property has a responsibility for the safety of anyone who visits it.
Whether you have been injured on a station platform or on a footpath, and the property owner or occupier was at fault, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.
If you've been hurt in an accident in a public area, we can help you.
Serious injury claims
Serious or 'catastrophic' injuries are those that can have a long-term or permanent effect on a claimant's life. Serious injuries typically include serious burns, complex fractures and head trauma.
Personal injury solicitors understand the importance of focussing on treatment and recovery. Your solicitor will take care of the legal process and will coordinate with medical professionals and insurance companies at every stage of the claim.
Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?
No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.
Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Wetherby, and across the UK.
Wetherby No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Wetherby injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Wetherby, West Yorkshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Wetherby and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
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Frequently asked questions
Have you helped many claimants in Wetherby?
Every year, we help hundreds of injury claimants in Wetherby, West Yorkshire and across the UK.
Whether you have been injured at work, in a car or motorbike accident or in a public place we can introduce you to the best personal injury solicitor for your needs.
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.
Wetherby solicitor reviews
All personal injury solicitors are regulated by the SRA. Although injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Online reviews and word of mouth can help you to decide which solicitor is the right fit for you.
What are the road accident statistics in Wetherby?
Accidents involving drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users in Wetherby are quite common. Department of Transport data reveals there were 1796 road accidents in Leeds in 2021, including 1372 slight accidents, 403 accidents and 21 fatal accidents. 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'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.
What are the work accident statistics in Wetherby?
In Leeds, there were 568 non-fatal work accidents and 0 fatalities in 2021, based on Health and Safety Executive (HSE) records.
|Work accidents in Leeds (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||0%|
|Fire related (e.g. scarrs)||0%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)||1%|
|Fall from height (ladder)||8%|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||1%|
|Lifting and handling injuries||25%|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||27%|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1%|
|Struck by object||8%|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1%|
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If, for example, 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 for them.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly to blame?
Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.
You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).
If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.
How long will my claim take?
The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.
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?
The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.
Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.