A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Bridlington or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced lawyers will take on your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and another person was responsible, we can assist you with an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Personal injury claims should usually be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like mesothelioma may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date of diagnosis is what is important in these cases.

To win a Bridlington personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the defendant
  • That duty was breached by the defendant
  • The defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

Information and legal advice can be provided by a free phone consultation with an expert Bridlington lawyer.

Find out how much you can claim

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded depends on a number of factors. Our easy to use claim calculator provides an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Bridlington

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted contractors, self employed or employed people, from factory workers to aromatherapists, to get the compensation they deserve. Work injury information for the East Riding of Yorkshire local authority are published under RIDDOR legislation by the HSE in the following table:

Workplace accidents in East Riding of Yorkshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)410
Machinery related injury253220
Explosion related (e.g. gas)100
Exposed to fire512
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)13511
Fall from height483141
Animal related (e.g. livestock)745
Manual handling163109106
Physical assault401112
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)158153115
Struck against272617
Struck by moving vehicle291911
Struck by object834851
Trapped by something collapsing340

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Road traffic accident claims in Bridlington

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Bridlington are common. Official statistics reveal a total of 1139 accidents (946 slight accidents, 185 serious accidents and 8 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Riding of Yorkshire local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,211.

Our panel of expert injury lawyers are experienced in obtaining maximum general and special damages for claimants who have been injured in a car accident in Bridlington.

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Other claims we handle

Medical negligence in Bridlington

When a person suffers injury or illness as the result of a GP or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you just want a detailed explanation of what happened rather than financial compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can write to Trust HQ, Willerby Hill, Beverley Road, Willerby, Hull, Yorkshire(East Riding), to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Humber NHS Foundation Trust.

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Slip and trip accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent accident in the East Riding Of Yorkshire workplace. They are sometimes the precursor to injuries filed under a different category for instance being hit by a runaway vehicle or an electrical discharge accident. Public place cases for injuries such as fractured vertebrae happening on obstructed pathways are also common with recent dislodged paving slab trips having happened on Quay Road and on Bessingby Gate.

Bridlington experts for serious injury claims

The lasting impact a serious or catastrophic injury has will be understood by the Courts when they are determining a claim. By limiting the pressure a serious injury imposes on an injured person and their family, injury compensation allows them to focus on rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of specialist lawyers work with the other side's legal representatives and medical practitioners to ensure families impacted by serious accidents and injuries get the support they need. Injuries and medical conditions considered to be catastrophic or serious include poisoning and back injuries.

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Bridlington No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Bridlington and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

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Meet the team

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Bridlington and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Selected for their track record in recovering compensation, our solicitors have years of experience handling injury claims.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

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

What experience do you have of winning claims in Bridlington?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that assists people in Bridlington, East Yorkshire and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

Last year, we assisted hundreds of people across East Yorkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to accidents on building sites.

Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and an expert team, mean that making an injury claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.


Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

Tips for choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

In most cases a claim for compensation can take months to agree a settlement and for severe injuries, some claims can take over a year. The SRA are tasked with regulating legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they do not regulate many factors of interest to claimants, such as communication or speed.

Given the impact your legal representative can have on your life and your recovery, finding a solicitor that meets your needs is a crucial first step.

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Reviews for lawyers in Bridlington

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

Do you need to choose a local Bridlington legal firm ?

Choosing a nearby solicitors office is not very important as injury cases are normally conducted by phone and email.

However, you should choose a solicitors' firm that offers a national network as you will be expected to go to a medical exam.

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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