If you need expert legal advice following an accident where someone else’s negligence was partly or fully to blame, please call our personal injury solicitors in Leeds on freephone 0808 175 8000. You can also contact us online and we’ll be happy to get back to you.
The term ‘personal injury’ covers a wide range of different accidents and injuries in many different environments. Our personal injury solicitors in Leeds have decades of collective experience in a wide variety of cases. This means we’re perfectly placed to help with the full spectrum of claims, including:
Road traffic accident compensation
Some road traffic accidents can be relatively minor, while others are life-changing. If you were injured in a car accident, either as a driver, pedestrian, passenger or cyclist, you could claim compensation if it can be proven that another person was at least partly at fault.
Holiday accident claims
If you’ve had an accident while on holiday in a foreign country or working abroad, you may be able to start a claim for compensation right here in the UK. Our personal injury solicitors in Leeds have experience in a wide range of holiday accident claims, including road traffic accidents, cruise holiday accidents and slips, trips and falls around the hotel pool.
Exposure to asbestos can cause serious damage to your health, putting you at risk of developing diseases such as mesothelioma, pleural plaques, asbestosis or asbestos-induced lung cancer. Your employer should have taken steps to keep you safe while working with asbestos. If they didn’t, you could be eligible to start a claim for compensation.
You may also have a claim if you came into contact with asbestos material through the work clothes of one of your family members or if you lived near to a factory where asbestos was used.
Accidents at work
When you’re at work, you have the legal right to a safe working environment. If your employer neglects their health and safety responsibilities, it could lead to an accident. If you’ve suffered a fall from height, a slip or fall, an injury caused by faulty equipment or lack of training, or you’ve experienced another type of accident because of safety failings made by your employer, you could claim compensation.
Some sports injuries are an unavoidable part of the game - such as a slip on a football field during a high-octane match. Others are preventable, such as deliberate assault, dangerous ground conditions, negligent medical advice or improper or inadequate training. If you’ve suffered as a result of an avoidable accident, we can help.
Accidents and injuries suffered by military personnel are in many ways similar to any other accidents at work. Your employer still has a duty to provide you with a safe working environment. However, the process for claiming compensation for military accidents can be slightly different, involving accessing funds from the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme. Our personal injury solicitors in Leeds have a vast amount of experience of pursuing military accident claims, so we’re perfectly placed to advise you.
Slips, trips and falls
Wet floors, obstacles, loose wires and uneven surfaces can all cause slips, trips and falls. On most occasions though, these hazards shouldn’t be there - and human error or incompetence has created a dangerous situation. If you’ve suffered an injury as a result of a fall and feel that it could have been prevented, you may have a claim for compensation.
Clinical and medical negligence
When you go to see a doctor, you trust that you’ll receive a certain standard of skill, care and competence. If your treatment falls short of these reasonable standards, things can go wrong. Mistakes in surgery, dispensing medication, diagnosis and basic standards of care can all cause great harm to the patient, and can perhaps even be life-changing or life-threatening. If this has happened to you, call the Slater and Gordon Leeds team on freephone 0808 175 8000 to find out about claiming compensation.
No Win, No Fee
Sometimes, people are put off making a personal injury claim because they’re worried about the potential costs if they lose their case. Slater and Gordon believe accident victims shouldn’t have to risk their finances in order to pursue compensation. That’s why the vast majority of personal injury claims handled by our Leeds solicitors are funded through No Win, No Fee agreements. These arrangements, which are also known as Conditional Fee Agreements, ensure there’s no financial risk to you. You’ll only pay a fee if you’re successful.
To find out more about how No Win, No Fee works, don’t hesitate to contact us.
How compensation can make a difference
Taking legal action can help you get the compensation you may need to make your life easier as you recover. It can help to ease the financial pressure of medical bills and travel costs, as well as the cost of making adjustments to your home or paying for care. If you can’t work, compensation can make up for loss of earnings so that you don’t have to struggle to pay your bills.
How Slater and Gordon Leeds can help
Our personal injury solicitors have experience handling claims of all kinds and complexities. We’re proud to have helped our clients from Leeds and across the UK win compensation for their injuries, so that they can move on with their lives.
Contact our highly experienced personal injury team in Leeds for an initial consultation by calling freephone 0808 175 8000 or contact us online. We’ll get back to you at a time that’s convenient for you and are happy to answer any questions you may have.