Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.

How we can help you

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

Do I have a personal injury claim?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you sustained an injury:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. In reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, including the type of accident, how close to the claim limitation date you are or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.

It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim compensation. Speak to an expert now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury 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 calculator

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 Bridlington

If you are hurt on Bridlington's roads because of the carelessness of another driver, you should be able to make a claim for compensation.

It does not matter whether you were hurt in a car collision on Bridlington's roads, or sustained an injury as a pedestrian, our specialist team are here. Quittance's guide to road accident claims explains what you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Bridlington

If you have suffered an injury because of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.

Whatever your job is, whether you had a crush injury or have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, our work accident claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Injuries in a public place

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.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

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.

More about Clinical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

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.

More about Catastrophic injury compensation

Other types of claim

Bridlington 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, Bridlington 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 Bridlington, 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

How we can help

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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FAQs

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.

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.

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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.

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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