A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you live in Yeadon or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert injury lawyers are able to take on your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a compensation claim?

Updated: September 22, 2016

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Key criteria

Claims for compensation must, in most cases, be made within 3 years of the injury.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your lawyer must demonstrate that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

In all cases, answers and useful advice will be provided by a short, free consultation with a personal injury solicitor.

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How much compensation can I claim?

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded will depend on a number of factors. Our online compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could win.

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Work accident claims in Yeadon

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted self employed or employed Claimants, from dental nurses to veterinary nurses, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Injury and illness statistics in the Leeds local authority 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)2011/122012/132013/14
General171133148
Electrical injury535
Machinery related513331
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Explosion related (e.g. gas)120
Fire related (e.g. scars)001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)251613
Fall from height (ladder)1206479
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)18912
Lifting and handling injuries391235263
Physical attack965064
Slip, trip, fall same level432315287
Struck against663834
Struck by moving vehicle212015
Struck by object16312188
Trapped by something collapsing449

Further information: Work injury claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Yeadon

Cars involved in a road accident

Our 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.

Further information: Road accident compensation claim

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Other types of claim

Serious injury

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. Our 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

Medical and clinical negligence in Yeadon

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, our 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

Industrial disease

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

Slips, trips and falls

Reported data show that slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in West Yorkshire. These types of accident are sometimes related to injuries categorised as another type of accident like being hit by a runaway vehicle, a fall from a ladder or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries like fractured vertebrae occurring on slippery pavements are also quite common with kerb stone trips having happened recently.

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Yeadon 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 Yeadon and across the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Yeadon and including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our solicitors are selected for their professionalism and their winning track record.

To meet more of our team, click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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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.

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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 to choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your injury

It can take several months for most minor injury claims to be settled. Claims where responsibility is contested or the injury has had a major impact can take longer. The SRA are responsible for regulating the legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they do not regulate many issues of interest to Claimants, such as speed or level of service.

Your legal representative should be someone you can trust throughout your claim to provide legal guidance and practical advice.

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.

More on - Do you have a medical centre in or near Yeadon?

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?".

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

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.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

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.

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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