Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
We have helped injured people in Bedale, North Yorkshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Can I claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the specific details of the accident, whether there was a criminal incident or whether causation can be established.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Claim Checker:
The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:
- the extent of your injury, and
- any financial losses or costs you have incurred.
At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.
This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.
General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).
Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.
Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.
What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)
Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:
- Lost earnings (including future earnings)
- Medical treatment costs
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.
Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.
Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:
Bedale road accident claims
You should be able to start a claim for compensation if you are hurt in an accident on Bedale's roads as the result of a careless road user.
Whether you sustained an injury in a cycling accident, or have been hurt in a collision on Bedale's roads, this guide explains how to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Bedale
You may be able to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whatever your job, whether you are a chef injured in a kitchen or a teacher injured at school, our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Public place accidents
Government figures reveal that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of injury in the Yorkshire workplace in 2014/15. These types of accident are quite often the precursor to accidents classified under another heading such as being hit by moving machinery, a fall from height or a river drowning accident. Public place accident claims injuries like broken wrists experienced on raised flagstones are also common with trips having occurred on the Green and on Forge Lane.
Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.
If you only want closure rather than a compensation award, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Harrogate District Hospital, Lancaster Park Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.
More about Clinical negligence compensation
More claim types
The Courts recognise that serious injuries can have a significant impact on a claimant and their family.
A claim should lessen the financial load and take the pressure off a claimant enabling them to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Our network of lawyers for many years have helped families impacted by serious accidents.
More about Catastrophic injury compensation
Bedale No win, no fee Solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Under a CFA, Bedale injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.
The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Bedale, North Yorkshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.
By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.
You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.
What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?
You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.
Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.
Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.
If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.
We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your track record of winning claims in Bedale?
Quittance is a national network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that assists people injured in Bedale, North Yorkshire and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
We have helped 100's of claimants across North Yorkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from injuries sustained from a fall at work to accidents on public transport.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, make our claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.
Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.
Do you need to go with a local solicitor ?
The location of a solicitors office is not so critical as cases are managed without the need to meet the solicitor.
It is however necessary to select a solicitors practice that has medical facilities near you as claimants will be expected to go to a medical exam.
Solicitor reviews in Bedale - What to consider
Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the quality of service taken by individual firms.
The variation in the level of personal injury success fees between firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is quite significant
For instance the amount retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of £21,068 for bronchitis can range from £12,641 to £17,908.
More information Compare personal injury solicitors fees
What are the road accident statistics in Bedale
Quittance's group of expert no win no fee injury lawyers are experienced in getting the best awards for claimants injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Bedale.
More about Road traffic accident claim
What are the Bedale work accident statistics?
The most up to date 2019 work injury information for the Hambleton Local Authority (2013/14) collated in accordance with reporting legislation by the Government:
|Work accidents in Hambleton Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||8|
|Exposed to explosion||0|
|Exposed to fire||2|
|Exposure to harmful substance||3|
|Fall from height||10|
|Injured by an animal||5|
|Lifting and handling injuries||26|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||25|
|Struck by moving vehicle||4|
|Hit by object||9|
|Trapped underneath something||3|
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process on behalf of the injured person.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?
You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.
However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.
How long will my claim take?
The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can take years.
Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.
Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:
Personal injury claim type
Estimated claim duration*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.
Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.
Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?
No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.
Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.
Can I get an early compensation payment?
If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.
An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.