Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.

How can we help

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Beverley, East Yorkshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or where the injury occurred.

A short phone call will tell you whether you have a valid compensation claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Instant Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Injury compensation

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:

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Road accident claims in Beverley

Drivers, pedestrians and riders have a right to claim injury compensation if they have been hurt on Beverley's roads because of another party's carelessness.

No matter if you were hurt in a crash at a junction, or have been involved in a motorcycle accident on Beverley's roads, this road accident compensation claim guide sets out what you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Beverley

If you have sustained an injury at work in the last three years, you might be able to claim compensation.

No matter what your employment status, whether you had a fall or developed hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), our work injury claim guide shows you how to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Health and Saftey Executive statistics expose the fact that employee slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent accident at work in East Riding Of Yorkshire in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the precursor to injuries recorded in another category for instance being hit by a moving object, being trapped by something collapsing or a harmful substance accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries like broken collarbones experienced on spillages are also quite common with incidents having occurred on Main St and on Bude Rd.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Medical negligence describes when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a GP or other health worker. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you are just looking for a deeper understanding of what happened rather than injury compensation, you could make a formal complaint. To make a formal complaint against Humber NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Trust HQ, Willerby Hill, Beverley Road, Willerby, Hull, Yorkshire(East Riding).

Find out more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

Quittance's team understand the critical change compensation can make to the lives of people who have been impacted by serious and catastrophic injury. A successful claim will ease the impact of bills other financial issues and take the pressure off a claimant and their dependants so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

Our network of solicitors have helped people recover compensation for a wide range of severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as catastrophic or serious include cerebral palsy, asbestos-related disease and eye injuries.

Find out more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Beverley 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, Beverley 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 Beverley, East 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Starting a claim

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 Quittance's track record of injury claims in Beverley?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of specialist personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Beverley, East Yorkshire and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of claimants across East Yorkshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from scaffolding accidents to car accidents.

With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and specialist advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

What should be considered when checking reviews for solicitors in Beverley?

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.

The contrast in the level of fees between different solicitors is significant.

As an example the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant agreeing on a settlement of £22,086 for very serious thumb injuries could vary from £13,251 to £18,773.

More information - Get a personal injury quote

Will I need to go with a local legal firm ?

Going for a local solicitors office is not very critical as cases can be handled without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to go with a company that provides medical facilities near you as you will almost always have to attend an independent medical examination.

What are the road accident statistics in Beverley

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Beverley are quite common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 1010 accidents (887 slight accidents, 116 serious accidents and 7 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Kingston upon Hull local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,017. Incidents in the Beverley area in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A164 and A1174 junction and on the A1035 and A1174 roundabout.

Quittance's panel of proficient road traffic accident litigators have decades of experience in obtaining optimum compensation for people who have been hurt in a car accident in Beverley.

Beverley work accident statistics

The most recent 2019

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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