Leeds Solicitors in Personal Injury

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By Oliviah Rix-Taylor

on Thursday 13 December 2018


How to Start a Personal Injury Claim

Often people are entitled to compensation due to immutable legislation even if the personal injury is retrospective, however;

It is necessary for a successful claim that they are made within three years of the injury occurring in most circumstances. Making your claim as soon as possible will enable your solicitor to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements. This evidence will garner support for a claim that incorporates three aspects;

  • You were owed a duty of care (an obligation to your safety and wellbeing)

  • This duty of care was then breached

  • Your resultant injury was directly caused by this breach.


Finding the best solicitor for your compensation claim

The personal injury solicitor we can assign you with will aim to secure the maximum compensation by acting on your behalf to assess the value of your claim, negotiate the relevant paperwork and settle a final amount.

Experienced solicitors will decide whether a No Win No Fee agreement is suitable for your claim by collating supporting evidence that will often include the following;

  • Witnesses to the event

  • Identifying the party at fault

  • Local medical examination


Using this information they will decide whether your claim has a reasonable prospect of success.

There is a range of personal injury compensation claims that our solicitors undertake in Leeds which is expressed in the statistics outlined below.


Road Traffic Accidents

Most Road Traffic Accidents in Leeds occurred on the motorway in damp, wet conditions and key information for 2014 highlighted that those killed or seriously injured was rising. In 2014 there were a total of over 5000 Road Traffic Accidents in West Yorkshire as stated in an annual government report.

Personal injury claims pertaining to Road Traffic Accidents in Leeds are common but the claims process for those not or partly at fault can be made simple by Accident Line Direct


Clinical and medical negligence

Medical negligence, now re-defined as Clinical negligence relates to a breach of the duty of care by your healthcare provider and has strong grounds for compensation.

Growing issues within the NHS are impacting on patient care, clearly represented by the figures of the NHS litigation authority which report that over 10,000 clinical negligence claims were filed with the NHS in 2014/15. Private health care can also fall prey to mistakes in patient care, ultimately causing further injury and initiating grounds for compensation.

Clinical negligence is now subject to powerful legislation that entitles people to compensation following a breach of their duty of care. If you have a claim of this nature that you would like to discuss with one of the Leeds based solicitors we use then Accident Line Direct are on hand to provide you with more information.

Serious Injury

915 cases of non-fatal accidents for 2015/16 were reported in Leeds for those in employment. Public liability claims are not included in this figure but make up a large portion of the personal injury claims sector, largely from Slips, Trips, and Falls in public places and walkways.

If you were one of the statistics in Leeds for a serious injury and would like to obtain more information and start a claim with Accident Line Direct then the network of solicitors we are connected to are on hand to help.

Slips, Trips, and Falls

Slips, Trips, and Falls are close behind Lifting and Handling injuries in terms of quantity and severity. Falling from a height in the construction industry provides the main bulk of personal injury claims relating to Slips, Trips, and Falls but there are many other injury types that our network of solicitors can help you with.

No Win No Fee agreement

Where possible, our solicitors work on a No Win No Fee agreement so there will be no upfront cost to process your claim. We make sure you do not absorb any of the cost that the solicitors incur in using our service.

How to begin your claim in Edinburgh

Accident Line Direct are personal injury experts and have the knowledge and experience to help you win compensation for a personal injury claim 

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