A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you live in Bedale or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced injury lawyers are able to handle your claim and we will arrange a medical at a centre near you .

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, our expert solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims must be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury in most cases.

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like repetitive strain injuries are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of diagnosis that matters.

To win a personal injury case, it must be proven that:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

How much can I claim?

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded will depend on a variety of factors. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives you a good idea of your potential compensation award.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Bedale

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people, from members of the Royal Navy to agricultural managers, to get the compensation they deserve. Work injury information for the Hambleton local authority collated in accordance with reporting legislation by the Government:

Work accidents in Hambleton Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related injury1268
Exposed to explosion100
Exposed to fire302
Exposure to harmful substance523
Fall from height161010
Injured by an animal815
Lifting and handling injuries511626
Physical attack434
Slip, trip, fall same level363325
Struck against341
Struck by moving vehicle734
Hit by object15129
Trapped underneath something033

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Road traffic accident claims in Bedale

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Other injury claims

Serious injury

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.

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Clinical negligence in Bedale

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.

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Slip and trip 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.

Bedale No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Bedale and across the UK.

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Meet the team

The national network of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Bedale, from fast track cases to catastrophic injury. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their professionalism and their success rate in winning claims.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

What to think about when finding the best injury lawyer

Identifying a suitable solicitor for your legal case is your most important step towards successfully claiming the best compensation award for your illness or injuries.

With approximately 100 offices within a 25 radius of Bedale (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority 2015 database), what is the best way to ensure you select the ideal firm to act for you?

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

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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