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Our experts have won numerous cases throughout Bradford and West Yorkshire.
Were you injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault? Jefferies Solicitors are here to help you.
Bradford is the third-largest city in Yorkshire and the Humber. Its popular museum attractions such as the National Science and Media Museum make it a popular destination to visit. While most residents and visitors of Bradford don’t suffer an injury in the city, there is always the risk of being involved in an accident – just as there is for any place in the UK.
With over 25 years of experience, Jefferies Solicitors have helped numerous clients throughout the UK claim the compensation they deserve. We have helped clients with gaining compensation relating to many different types of accidents, such as dental negligence, accidents at work, and accidents in public places like supermarkets.
Our expert team deals with various different types of cases throughout Bradford, such as:
Accident at Work Claims
Jefferies Solicitors have helped numerous people throughout Bradford gain the compensation that they deserve after an accident at work. There are roughly 17,620 different businesses in Bradford. No matter the type of business that you work for or the specific situation in which you were injured, Jefferies Solicitors are here to help you. If the accident was not your fault then you are most likely entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Bradford is the fourth highest city in terms of manufacturing jobs in the UK. Manufacturing can occasionally become a dangerous profession to work in if your employer is not prioritising your safety and ensuring that health and safety standards are met. If you were injured at work due to your employer’s negligence, whether in a manufacturing role or a different type of job, you deserve to receive compensation.
To find out more visit our accidents at work claims page.
Clinical Negligence Claims
Clinical negligence refers to a health care or medical professional causing injury due to a failure to meet professional standards. There are many different types of scenarios that fall under the umbrella of clinical negligence. For example, you could be the victim of improper medical advice or you could suffer an injury due to a botched surgery. Clinical negligence could also include a botched cosmetic procedure.
To find out more information about clinical negligence and your specific scenario, visit our clinical negligence page.
Road Traffic Accidents
166 people were seriously injured while traveling on Bradford’s roads in 2018. Therefore, victims of such accidents should be able to claim compensation to help maintain a standard of living and to help deal with their injuries, if they were not negligently responsible for this crash. If you or a loved one has been involved in a road traffic accident, contact Jefferies Solicitors today to begin your claim for compensation.
Visit our Road Traffic Accident Claims page for more information.
Accidents in a Public Place
If you have been injured in a public place – such as a department store or a café – then you could be owed compensation. For example, Bradford is the world’s first UNESCO City of Film, recognised for its outstanding film heritage. Therefore, many visitors to Bradford may be indulging in the city’s cultural highlights and film projects. If you were injured while attending an event of this type, or in another scenario in a public place, you could be eligible for compensation.
For more information about specific types of public place claims, visit our accidents in a public place page.
What happens after I contact Jefferies Solicitors?
Our experts at Jefferies Solicitors will take some initial details about your case to assess whether you have a valid claim. All initial consultation regarding your claim is free, so even if we do not decide to take on your case or you decide to go with a different law firm you will not be charged.
There is a limited time within which claims can be made, usually three years, so it is important that you get in touch with a legal team as soon as you decide you want to make a claim. As long as the accident or incident was not your fault, but due to the negligence actions of another party, you should have a valid claim.
It is important that you keep any evidence relating to your case safe. For example, if you took photos of the accident scene, kept a journal where you detailed your accident/injuries, or have medical records relating to your injuries, these pieces of information can become crucial in winning your case. No matter how insignificant you might think a piece of information is, it could be very valuable when applied to your case.
Jefferies Solicitors offer a no win, no fee’* service which means that if we do not win your case then you will not be charged fees for using our services. We understand that money can be a barrier for making a claim, therefore we want to ensure that anyone who deserves compensation can get it without fearing a financial loss.
How much compensation can I get?
Every accident and injury is unique and therefore compensation is decided on a case by case basis. The extent of your injuries is the most important factor in determining how much compensation you will be owed. However, compensation also takes into account any financial losses that you might have suffered as a result of your injuries, such as a loss of earnings due to being unable to return to work. Your injuries will be assessed by doctors local to you in Bradford so that you are not inconvenienced.
Our compensation calculator will give you an indication of how much you might be entitled to based upon your injuries. Jefferies Solicitors will take these different details relating to your injury into account when calculating how much compensation you should be awarded, which will then be put forward to the opposing side and the judge.
HOW DOES THE CLAIMS PROCESS WORK?
At Jefferies Solicitors, once we have carried out an initial consultation, we will take care of the paperwork required to get your case underway.
A letter will be sent to you following an initial consultation with your solicitor. This will be a summary of the meeting you had and will confirm that they are happy to take on your case. It will highlight who will be your contact and estimate how long the process will take. The letter will also detail how you will be funding the case and an estimate of costs. If you need to provide any further information this will also be included.
A letter will then be sent to the defendant, providing details of the accident. The defendant has a fixed period in which they can reply and in their reply, they must state whether or not they are denying or accepting liability for your injuries. If they do accept liability, your solicitor will endeavour to settle the case out of court.
GENERAL AND SPECIAL DAMAGES
All personal injury cases are unique and so the amount of compensation that is awarded in each case is also unique. The amount of compensation that is awarded is determined by looking at two specific factors – general damages and special damages.
The pain and suffering that your injuries have caused is the main factor that is used to determine how much compensation you are owed. This will usually be determined by undergoing a medical examination, from which a report is created that outlines the length of time the injuries will take to heal as well as their severity.
Our compensation calculator gives an indication of how much you might be entitled to based upon your injuries. Jefferies Solicitors will take these different details relating to your injury into account when calculating how much compensation you should be awarded, which will then be put forward to the opposing side and the judge.
However, compensation also takes into account any financial losses that you might have suffered as a result of your injuries, such as a loss of earnings due to being unable to return to work. If you have had to pay for treatment or travel to treatment, compensation may also be able to cover this as well. Therefore, you should keep any receipts or other documents that help to outline the extent of your financial losses, as caused by your accident/injuries.ELIGIBILITY CHECKER
Contact Jefferies Solicitors Today
Our experts at Jefferies Solicitors are well experienced in dealing with a range of different case types. We understand how traumatic sustaining an injury can be and so we want to make the process of claiming compensation as stress-free as possible. No matter where you are located throughout Bradford and West Yorkshire, we can help process your case.
At first, we will need some initial details about the specifics of your injuries and how this has impacted your life.
To learn more and to discuss your potential claim in confidence, contact our team on 0800 342 3206. Alternatively, complete our online contact form to arrange an initial no-obligation telephone consultation with a member of our expert team.
*Please note – In limited circumstances, fees may be charged when your claim is not successful. These specific limited circumstances are set out in our No Win No Fee Agreement. In addition, if you fail to attend a medical appointment arranged for you, the doctor may charge a non-attendance fee.