A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Catterick Garrison or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced personal injury lawyers will handle your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, we can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Injury claims should usually be made within 3 years of an injury.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a road accident in Catterick Garrison, proving a claim involves three components. It needs to be proven that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

Your lawyer will discuss these key points and will look at how they apply in your case.

How much can I claim?

The financial compensation you are likely to get depends on a number of factors. Our online compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could win.

Road traffic accident claims in Catterick Garrison

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of proficient road traffic accident solicitors have vast experience in getting maximum awards for anyone who has been injured in a road accident in Catterick Garrison.

Further information: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Catterick Garrison

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted injured Claimants, from kitchen workers to clinical scientists, to seek financial compensation. Work injury statistics in the Catterick Garrison local authority are compiled in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Safety Executive:

Work accidents in Richmondshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Unspecified1228
Electric shock injury100
Machinery related245
Fire related (e.g. burns)100
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)301
Fall from height853
Animal related879
Manual handling101315
Assault101
Slip, trip, fall same level24169
Struck against141
Struck by moving vehicle101
Hit by falling object1042

Further information: Work accident compensation

Other types of claim

Medical negligence in Catterick Garrison

When a patient is injured 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 affected by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

You could make a formal complaint if you just want an explanation as to what went wrong rather than a compensation award. To raise a complaint against Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Harrogate District Hospital, Lancaster Park Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

Further information: Medical negligence claims

Serious injury experts acting in Catterick Garrison

The long-term impact serious injury can have is acknowledged by Courts when calculating injury compensation. We fight to get maximum compensation for severe injury and illness. This includes claiming for long-term medical treatment and care costs.

Further information: Serious injury claims

Slips, trips and falls

Health and Safety figures stress the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of injury at work in Yorkshire and the UK. Slips, trips and falls are quite often related to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being hit by tools in use or a harmful substance accident. Public place (Richmondshire local authority) litigation for injuries like sprained arms happening on pavement cracks are also quite common with recent pavement trips having happened on Broadway.

Catterick Garrison No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Catterick Garrison and across the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance's national panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Catterick Garrison and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their years of specialist experience and their winning track record.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

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

How much experience do you have of injury claims in Catterick Garrison?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of award winning personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we have assisted hundreds of claimants across North Yorkshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including building site accidents and car accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

Frequently asked questions

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.

Help for injured people seeking a personal injury solicitor

Finding a suitable solicitors' practice to act for you is a critical step towards successfully claiming the most compensation for your illness or injuries.

How can you make sure you choose the ideal firm for your case?

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For loss of taste, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?15,510 to ?20,185 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Catterick Garrison personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice offered by solicitors, as with any service, can vary a great deal.

Researching online reviews can help build a picture when contemplating which solicitor to sign up with.

Read Personal injury solicitor reviews

Are Catterick Garrison Claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?

As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a solicitor near you.

For the majority of claims, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

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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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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