Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you've been injured in an accident, we can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.
How we can help
We have helped injured people in Yeadon, West Yorkshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a personal injury claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury, the location of the injury or whether liability can be proved.
It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim compensation. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Instant 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
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:
Yeadon road accident claims
Yeadon drivers and other road users should be able to claim injury compensation if they are hurt because of another party's carelessness.
It does not matter if you were injured in a hit-and-run on Yeadon's roads, or have been hurt in a crash, our specialist team are here. Quittance's guide to road accident compensation sets out everything you need to know about how to claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Yeadon
If you have been injured as a result of your employer's actions, you have the right to make a claim.
Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a bricklayer injured on a building site or a cleaner hurt in an office, our guide to work accident claims shows you how best to make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Clinical negligence is the term for when a patient suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other health worker. If you have been affected by medical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.
Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you are just looking for closure instead of a compensation award. To raise a complaint against Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Road, Steeton, Keighley, West Yorkshire.
Further information: Clinical negligence compensation
Personal injury lawyers can help with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from noise induced hearing loss to mercury poisoning.
Further information: Industrial disease compensation
More claim types
We understand the vital change an injury claim will make to the lives of people who have been impacted by serious injury. Quittance's team fight for compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness. This includes claiming for private medical treatment and case costs. The panel of law firms have helped people affected by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries which are considered by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic include serious psychiatric harm, poisoning and concussion.
Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation
Yeadon 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, Yeadon 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 Yeadon, 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.
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
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Frequently asked questions
What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Yeadon?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that assists injured people in Yeadon, West Yorkshire and throughout the country, obtain compensation.
Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout West Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from injuries sustained from a fall at work to motorbike pillion passenger accidents.
Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, mean that claiming compensation is as convenient and 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.
Will you need to select a local injury lawyer?
The whereabouts of the solicitor is not very relevant as injury cases are conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.
It is however necessary to instruct a firm with national medical centres as claimants will usually need to go to a medical examination.
Personal injury solicitor reviews in Yeadon - What to consider
Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for minor eye injuries, for example, ranges from £3,190 to £7,040 (based on 2015 market data).
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 are the road accident statistics in Yeadon
The panel of best of breed road traffic accident (RTA) solicitors have decades of experience in achieving maximum compensation for people who have been injured in a road accident in Yeadon.
Accidents involving vehicles in Yeadon are relatively common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 2433 accidents (2139 slight accidents, 279 serious accidents and 15 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Leeds local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 2,532.
Work accident statistics in Yeadon
The latest 2019 injury and illness statistics in the Leeds Local Authority (2013/14) reported in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government and set out below:
|Work accidents in Leeds Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||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.