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Personal Injury Solicitors | Bradford | No Win No Fee

By Jo Greenwood. Last Updated 2nd August 2023. Welcome to our Bradford personal injury solicitors guide. If you are based in Bradford or anywhere else in the United Kingdom, Legal Expert can help you launch a personal injury claim and get the compensation you deserve. We have many years of experience in the industry and an excellent track record. We will handle your claim from start to finish, including arranging a local medical for you if required.

Personal injury claims

Personal injury claims

By speaking with us directly, you’ll receive expert guidance that’s tailored to you. You can reach out to us for the answers to your questions in a few different ways. If we think your claim may be valid, then we could pass you on to someone from our panel of injury claim solicitors for the Bradford area.

Select A Section

  1. Our Research Into Personal Injury Claims Against Bradford Council
  2. Making A Personal Injury Claim
  3. Do I Need To Search For Local Personal Injury Solicitors In Bradford?
  4. What Sort Of Compensation Cases Do You Handle?
  5. Compensation For a Bradford Accident
  6. Bradford Solicitors – No Win No Fee Solicitors Bradford
  7. Free Legal Advice For Bradford Claims
  8. Helpful contacts in Bradford

Our Research Into Personal Injury Claims Against Bradford Council

A Legal Expert investigation found that personal injury claims have cost Bradford Council £342,866.04 in the past year.

The local authority confirmed through a response to a Freedom of Information request that 146 personal injury claims were made from April 2022 to April 2023. 

Out of those claims, trips over pavements were the most common type of accident. 

The lead causes for people claiming against the council was as follows:

Bradford Council has a duty of care to ensure that highways, spaces and premises they control are reasonably safe for visitors. Additionally, they must ensure that their employees are safe from harm during their work practices. 

Following an injury caused by an accident where a council has breached their duty of care, you might be ready to claim personal injury compensation. Our advisors are available 24/7 to answer your questions and could connect you with one of our expert solicitors.

Making A Personal Injury Claim

When making a personal injury case, you must show that three specific things apply to your case. Firstly, you need to show that you were entitled to a duty of care and that this was breached. Finally, this breach must have resulted in your pain and suffering in some way.

You will also need to have seen a medical professional for Bradford personal injury solicitors to launch a successful No Win No Fee claim. This is important because the medical report put together by your doctor is the most crucial piece of evidence when determining how much compensation you will get. But our personal injury solicitors for Bradford will help to arrange this for you.

In addition to this, it is worth noting that there is a three-year time limit for personal injury cases. Typically, this is three years from the date of your accident. However, if your injuries have developed over time and you cannot determine a specific accident date, you will have three years from the date of your diagnosis instead. Needless to say, the sooner you claim compensation, the easier it will be, as gathering evidence will be a lot more straightforward.

Personal Injury Solicitors For Bradford – Could They Help Me After 3 Years?

There are certain circumstances in which personal injury solicitors for Bradford could help with personal injury claims after 3 years.

While the Limitation Act 1980 states that the limitation period for most personal injury claims is three years from the date of an accident, there are some exceptions that might apply.

For example, if the person injured lacks the mental capacity to make their own claim, the limitation period would be frozen indefinitely. During this time, a litigation friend could make a claim on their behalf. This should be someone that will act in the best interests of the claimant, such as a parent or solicitor, for example. If the injured party were to recover this mental capacity, and a claim was not made for them, the 3-year time limit will reinstate from the date of recovery.

In cases involving children, the limitation period would be paused until the child turns 18. During the pause, a litigation friend could act on the child’s behalf and bring forward a claim. If no claim has been made by the injured party’s 18th birthday, they will have 3 years from this date to start their own claim.

To learn more about whether one of our No Win No Fee solicitors for Bradford personal injury claims could assist you, contact our advisors today.

Do I Need To Search For Local Personal Injury Solicitors In Bradford?

After an accident in Bradford, if you want to work with a personal injury solicitor, we recommend that you base your decision on their experience rather than their location. Whilst you may think that you can only enlist the help of solicitors in Bradford, this isn’t the case. Given that solicitors can work remotely, you are able to use solicitors based anywhere in the country.

It’s also important to consider a solicitor’s success rate and if they have experience in your type of claim. Our expert solicitors specialise in a number of personal injury claims, including:

You can speak to us at any time if you have any legal queries. We can advise you on the eligibility of your claim and whether it is worth enlisting a solicitor to help you. There is no expectation or obligation for you to use our services after you have received our free legal advice.

Read reviews about the solicitors you’re considering

One of the best ways to find out more about the Bradford personal injury solicitors you are considering is to read reviews that previous clients have left. You will get insight into the service they provide and the success fees they charge too. Many people are often shocked to discover the divergence when it comes to success fees charged by solicitors in the industry. We promise you excellent rates.

Please get in touch with our personal injury solicitors in the Bradford area for a quote today.

How do I find No Win No Fee solicitors for Bradford?

If you have been injured due to negligence in Bradford, any personal injury solicitors you hire do not also need to be based physically in the area. In other words, you can enlist the services of any law firm in the country. This is regardless of where the actual incident that caused your injury took place.

Though you may be able to find personal injury solicitors in Bradford, there is no guarantee that they will have the experience or specialised knowledge to help you with your claim. A firm or solicitor’s level of experience is more important than their geographical location. Just because they are nearby, does not necessarily mean they are the best fit for your case. We recommend you research any personal injury solicitors thoroughly before getting in touch. You could do this by reading online reviews, such as our own, or checking the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Facilities such as video chatting and emails mean that hiring a solicitor from anywhere in the country is now possible. It is not necessary for you to ever meet your solicitor in person. If, however, you do wish to arrange a face-to-face meeting with one of our solicitors, we can organise this for you.

For free legal advice for the Bradford area, get in touch with our advisors today. They can also discuss the services our solicitors offer.

What Sort Of Compensation Cases Do You Handle?

So long as the accident in question was not your fault, we will be able to handle your claim. Here is an overview of some of the main cases we work on:

Road traffic accidents

If you have been involved in a road traffic accident and it was not your fault, we can help you get the compensation you deserve. This includes motorbike accidents, pedestrian incidents, car crashes, and more. In Bradford in 2014, there were 1,752 road traffic accidents, representing an increase from 1672 recorded the year before.

Workplace accidents

Certain workplace accidents classify as reportable incidents under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR). Statistics for 2020/21 show some of the more common causes of reported workplace injuries.

As you can see from the graph below, the most common causes over this period were slips, trips, and falls on the same level.

Statistics graph for non-fatal workplace accidents

Statistics graph for non-fatal workplace accidents

Serious injuries

No matter what type of serious injury you have sustained, we can help you get the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering while also making sure that any financial losses are covered. Please speak to our personal injury solicitors covering Bradford for more information.

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Slip, trip and fall accidents are very common. This type of accident could occur in many different ways, from slipping on an unmarked wet floor to tripping over a bad pothole. In most cases, your claim will be launched against the person, organisation, or business responsible for the area.

Medical negligence

Otherwise referred to as clinical negligence, this happens in the instance you have been injured or contracted an illness while in the care of a medical professional. If they have acted negligently, for example, hygiene standards were poor, and this caused your illness, you will be able to claim.

Compensation For a Bradford Accident

If you make a successful claim, your payout could include two heads; general and special damages.

General damages addresses the pain and suffering you experienced as a result of negligence. This could also compensate you for any loss of amenity, such as being unable to participate in your usual hobbies.

The table below includes figures from the Judicial College Guidelines, which was last updated in 2022. This document is used by legal professionals to help with valuing general damages in claims. However, the figures shown should not be taken as a guarantee, as every case is valued according to the unique circumstances involved.

Brain DamageVery severeThe person might be able to follow some basic commands. However, they will need full-time care and show little meaningful response to their environment.£282,010 to £403,990
Neck InjurySevereA neck injury that is associated with incomplete paraplegia or results in permanent spastic quadriparesis.In the region of £148,330
Knee InjurySevere (ii)Constant pain and limited movement caused by a leg fracture that has extended into the knee joint.£52,120 to £69,730
Arm InjuryLess severeThe person will have suffered with significant disabilities. However a substantial recovery has taken place or is expected to.£19,200 to £39,170
Back InjuryModerate (ii)Frequently encountered back injuries, that disturb the ligaments and muscles and cause backache.£12,510 to £27,760
Shoulder InjurySeriousA dislocated shoulder with damage to the lower part of the brachial plexus that causes shoulder and neck pain.£12,770 to £19,200
Elbow InjuryModerate or minorElbow injuries such as lacerations, simple fractures or tennis elbow syndrome. The recovery rate will affect how much is awarded.Up to £12,590
Leg InjuryLess serious (iii)Simple tibia or fibula fractures, or soft-tissue injuries, with minor ongoing symptoms.Up to £11,840
Whiplash Injuries With Psychological InjuriesOne or more Lasting for 18-24 months£4,345
Whiplash Injuries One or moreLasting for 18-24 months£4,215

You may also be eligible to claim special damages if you have suffered financial loss as a result of your Bradford accident injuries. For example, you could potentially claim for:

  • Loss of income
  • Medical expenses
  • Travel fees
  • Home adaptations

To claim special damages, you would need evidence such as receipts, payslips and bank statements. If you receive a free consultation from one of our advisors, they could give you more information on what you could potentially claim for, and an estimate of your compensation.

Bradford Solicitors – No Win No Fee Solicitors Bradford

You may be wondering what No Win No Fee means. This means that you’ll generally only pay a success fee to your solicitor if they are able to help you settle your claim. The fee that is taken from your compensation is legally capped as outlined in the Conditional Fee Agreements Order 2013.

Typically, there is also no upfront or ongoing costs to pay under this type of agreement.

If you would like to check your eligibility to claim, speak to an advisor for free. You can contact us at any time.

Free Legal Advice For Bradford Claims

If you are ready to make a claim following a road accident in Bradford, or a similar incident in which you sustained a personal injury due to a breach of duty of care, get legal advice from our friendly advisors.

Our advisors are available 24/7 to offer free legal advice. If you are in Bradford, they could discuss all aspects of claiming with you.

Get in touch with us today in the following ways:

Helpful contacts in Bradford

If you have suffered an injury in Bradford, there will likely be several helpful organisations you need to get in touch with. Not only will you need to contact a personal injury lawyer, but also you may need to get in touch with the police or a local hospital. So, you can find the relevant contact information below.

Bradford Police

Bradford Police Station (Divisional Headquarters)

Trafalgar House,
Nelson Street,
BD5 0DX.

Telephone 101

8 (morning) to 10 (evening) – Monday to Friday
8 (morning) to 8 (evening)– Saturday and Sundays

10(morning) to 6 (evening) – Bank Holidays

Eccleshill Police Station

Javelin House,
Javelin Close,
BD10 8SD.

Telephone 01274 376059

Keighley Police Station

Airedale House,
Royd Ings Avenue,
BD21 4BZ.

Telephone 101

8 (morning) to 10 (evening) – Monday to Friday
8 (morning) to 8 (evening)– Saturday and Sundays
Closed on Bank Holidays

Ilkley Police Station

Riddings Road,
LS29 9LU.

Telephone 101

Manningham Police Station

Lawcroft House,
Lilycroft Road,
BD9 5AF.

Telephone 01274 376214

Shipley Police Station

Manor Lane,
BD18 3RJ.

Telephone 101

Bradford Crown Court

Bradford Law Courts

Exchange Square,
Drake Street,
West Yorkshire,
BD1 1JA.

01274 840 274.

Court building open: Monday to Friday, 8 am until 5 pm

Court counter open: 10 pm to 4 pm

Local Hospitals near Bradford

Bradford Royal Infirmary

Duckworth Lane,
BD9 6RJ.

Switchboard: 01274 542200

Centralised patient booking service: 01274 274 274

Bradford Personal Injury Solicitors FAQs

How do I choose a personal injury solicitor?

It’s important to look at all aspects of a law firm before choosing who you want to represent you. A law firm does not need to be physically based near you in order for you to enlist their services.

Reading reviews can assist you in narrowing down who would be the best help in your circumstances. Experience and success rates are good things to research as well.

How much do solicitors take from compensation?

When claiming with No Win No Fee solicitors for Bradford and other areas of the UK, the amount taken from your settlement may vary. However, it is legally capped so that the majority of your compensation remains intact.

Should I accept the first offer of compensation?

The defendant may make an early offer of compensation if they admit liability. However, we recommend seeking legal advice before accepting an offer. Otherwise, you may be missing out on the maximum amount of compensation that you deserve for your injuries.

How long does the claims process usually take?

It generally takes between 12 and 18 months for the claim to reach a full resolution. However, every claim is unique, so the time they take can vary a great deal.

What factors influence the length of the claims process?

These include the accessible evidence, medical condition reports, potential CCTV footage and photographs from the scene.

Will Legal Expert take on my claim?

If we assess how valid your case is, and it holds up strongly, then our law firm may handle your claim.

What is a Letter Of Claim?

This puts the victim’s intention to claim in writing, with the defendant of the case being the recipient.

When do settlement negotiations begin?

These start after the defendant refuses to accept liability within 28 days of receiving the Letter Of Claim.

How long do negotiations last?

Negotiations could go up to the day of a court trial, though they may also last just a few months.

What is the likelihood of my case going to a trial?

Only around 5% of claims actually end up in court, with the defendant usually hoping to settle before then.

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