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

If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.

How Quittance can help

We have helped injured claimants in Brough, East Yorkshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Can I make a claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

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

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. Practically speaking, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the accident circumstances, the location of the injury or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.

We would be happy to give you a clearer answer. Speak to an expert now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, 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

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 Brough

Drivers have a right to start a claim for compensation if they are hurt on Brough's roads as the result of another party's carelessness.

No matter if you were hurt in a car collision, or sustained an injury in a motorbike accident, our team are here. Our guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident compensation claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Brough

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.

Whatever your job - whether you are a labourer injured on a building site or a journalist injured in the office, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

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.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other health worker. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want a detailed explanation of what happened instead of a compensation award. You can write to Trust HQ, Willerby Hill, Beverley Road, Willerby, Hull, Yorkshire(East Riding), for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Humber NHS Foundation Trust.

Further information: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

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

Other types of claim

Brough 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, Brough 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 Brough, 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

Take the first steps towards compensation

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

How much experience do the 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.

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.

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

The standards of communication and advice offered by solicitors can vary a great deal.

Reviews can certainly be helpful if you are thinking about which lawyer to work with.

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What are the road accident statistics in Brough

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.

Work accident statistics in Brough

The latest 2019 work injury information for the East Riding of Yorkshire Local Authority (2013/14) was available under regulations by the Government:

Work accidents in East Riding of Yorkshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
General73
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)0
Machinery related injury20
Explosion related (e.g. gas)0
Exposed to fire2
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)11
Fall from height41
Animal related (e.g. livestock)5
Manual handling106
Physical assault12
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)115
Struck against17
Struck by moving vehicle11
Struck by object51
Trapped by something collapsing0

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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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