A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Brough or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced personal injury solicitors will help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.

Can I make a injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, Quittance can help you make an injury claim.

Key criteria

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as RSI are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis, is what starts the three-year time limit in such circumstances.

In order to win a Brough 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

Starting your claim as soon as possible will enable supporting witness statements to be collected by your lawyer.

Calculate my compensation

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

Work accident claims in Brough

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped people hurt in an accident, from carpenters to charities fundraisers, to claim compensation. Work injury information for the Brough local authority made available under regulations by the Government:

Work accidents in East Riding of Yorkshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
General716673
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

Further information: No win, no fee work injury compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Brough

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of qualified injury lawyers have decades of experience in obtaining optimum compensation for people who have been injured in a car accident in Brough.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Brough are reasonably common with 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. In 2014 the total had increased to 1,211.

Further information: Road accident claims

Other injury claims

Clinical negligence in Brough

Clinical negligence (previously called medical negligence) is when an injury is sustained from a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a healthcare provider. Quittance's panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Brough have worked on medical negligence cases filed against private and NHS hospitals including Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital, Lowfield Road, Anlaby, Hull, HU10 7AZ.

Further information: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Brough specialists for serious injury compensation

The Quittance team recognise the change a successful claim can make to the lives of seriously injured Claimants. Quittance's network of expert lawyers work to get compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, including claiming for private medical treatment and case costs.

Further information: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Slip and trip injuries

Health and Safety figures highlight the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of injury at work in East Riding Of Yorkshire. Slips and trips are often forerunner to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being hit by an object falling from a ladder or an electrocution accident. Public place (East Riding of Yorkshire local authority) legal claims for injuries like fractured vertebrae suffered on potholes are also common with pavement crack trips having occurred on Welton Rd and on Church Rd.

Brough No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Brough and throughout the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of injury claims in Brough?

We are a UK-wide panel of expert solicitors that assists people injured in Brough, East Yorkshire and across the country, get compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout East Yorkshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and accidents in the workplace.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, enables you to focus on your recovery.

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 gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

What points to check when choosing the right personal injury solicitor

Instructing the best personal injury lawyer to represent you is a key step towards negotiating the highest compensation settlement for your accident.

How can you make sure you instruct the ideal firm for your needs?

Will you need to instruct a local legal firm ?

Going for a local law firm is not critical as cases are typically handled without the need to meet the solicitor.

It is however necessary to select a solicitors' firm that has a national network as you will almost always have to go to a medical exam.

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for bronchitis could vary between ?16,830 and ?25,300 (based on 2015 market research).

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Brough personal injury solicitor reviews

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