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.
Our personal injury services
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.
Are there any other considerations?
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 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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
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 were injured on Wetherby's roads because of a negligent driver, you are entitled to claim compensation.
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.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Wetherby
You may be able to make an accident at work claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whether you a civil engineer injured in the field or a mechanic injured in a garage, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Public place injuries
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.
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.
Personal injury solicitors can help claimants with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to mercury poisoning.
Wetherby 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, Wetherby 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 Wetherby, 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.
Why choose us for your claim?
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.
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Frequently asked questions
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.
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
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.
What are the road accident statistics 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.
What are the Wetherby work accident statistics?
The latest 2019 accident stats for the Leeds Local Authority (2013/14) was 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)||Reported Injuries|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||0|
|Fire related (e.g. scarrs)||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)||13|
|Fall from height (ladder)||79|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||12|
|Lifting and handling injuries||263|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||287|
|Struck by moving vehicle||15|
|Struck by object||88|
|Trapped by something collapsing||9|
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.