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

If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

Each year, we help hundreds of people in Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

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

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, including the specific details of the accident, how close to the claim limitation date you are or whether liability can be proved.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us 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 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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Catterick Garrison road accident claims

You are entitled to claim compensation if you are hurt in an accident on Catterick Garrison's roads due to another driver's behaviour.

It does not matter if you were a passenger in a car accident, or sustained an injury in a hit-and-run on Catterick Garrison's roads, our expert guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Catterick Garrison

If you were injured at work in the last three years, you should be able to claim compensation.

Whatever you do for a living, whether you slipped a disc or developed carpal tunnel syndrome, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

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.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

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

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

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

Other types of claim

Catterick Garrison 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, Catterick Garrison 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 Catterick Garrison, North 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

Why Quittance Legal Services?

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 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.

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.

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.

What are the road accident statistics in Catterick Garrison

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 statistics in Catterick Garrison

The most up to date 2019 work injury stats in the Richmondshire Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive:

Work accidents in Richmondshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Unspecified8
Electric shock injury0
Machinery related5
Fire related (e.g. burns)0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)1
Fall from height3
Animal related9
Manual handling15
Assault1
Slip, trip, fall same level9
Struck against1
Struck by moving vehicle1
Hit by falling object2

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.

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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