Personal injury solicitors

If an injury or illness has affected your life or ability to work, we can help.

If you have been injured and you think it is someone else's fault, you could make a claim for financial compensation.

What caused your injury?

Depending on how your injury happened, the compensation claims process will vary. A specialist solicitor will guide you through the stages of making a claim.

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Do I have a personal injury claim?

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

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

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or how close to the claim limitation date you are.

It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to compensation. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker.

Can a child claim injury compensation?

As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct a solicitor to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child. If you suffered an injury as a child, you have until you turn 21 years old to claim compensation.

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Child injury compensation claims

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.

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.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

Calculate my 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.

Driffield road accident claims

Accidents on Driffield's roads are quite common. Department of Transport data reveals there were 749 road accidents in East Riding of Yorkshire in 2021, including 559 slight accidents, 169 accidents and 21 fatal accidents. Incidents in the Driffield region in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A614 and A166 roundabout and on the A614 and B1249 roundabout.

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault in Driffield, or anywhere in England or Wales, you may be entitled to claim compensation. A compensation claim could be possible if you were injured as a:

  • Driver or passenger in a car
  • Rider or pillion on a motorbike
  • Lorry, HGV or van driver or passenger
  • Public transport user (bus or taxi)
  • Cyclist or e-scooter rider
  • Pedestrian

whether you were hurt in a car crash, or have been involved in a cycling accident, we can help you take action. Our useful guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident compensation claim.

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Claim road accident compensation

Work injury claims in Driffield

East Riding of Yorkshire Health and Safety Executive data for 2021 revealed there were 407 non-fatal and 0 fatal work accidents. The injured worker was required to take 7 or more days off work in 295 cases.

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

By law, employers and site operators owe a duty of care to their staff, to visitors and contractors. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a welder or a nurse, our guide to work accident claims shows you how best to make a successful compensation claim.

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Work accident compensation

How common are Driffield work accidents?

Work accidents in East Riding of Yorkshire (HSE)Reported Injuries
General16%
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)0%
Machinery related injury4%
Explosion related (e.g. gas)0%
Exposed to fire0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)2%
Fall from height9%
Animal related (e.g. livestock)1%
Manual handling23%
Physical assault3%
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)25%
Struck against4%
Struck by moving vehicle2%
Struck by object11%
Trapped by something collapsing0%

Medical negligence claims in Driffield

Clinical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a GP or other medical professional. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from one of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Driffield, including Humber NHS Foundation Trust (Trust HQ, Willerby Hill, Beverley Road, Willerby, Hull, Yorkshire(East Riding)).

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Clinical negligence compensation

Public place injury claims in Driffield

Owners and operators of privately-owned land or property are known as 'occupiers'. Occupiers have a duty to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of anyone on their property.

Whether you have been injured in a hotel or on a loose paving stone on a footpath, and the owner or occupier of the property was responsible, you could be entitled to claim.

If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.

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Claim public place accident compensation

Serious injury compensation claims

A serious (catastrophic) injury is where a claimant's quality of life is impaired to the extent where they are forced to make permanent changes to their daily life. Serious injuries typically include head or spinal injuries. Serious and catastrophic injuries could also refer to work-related cancers, severe scarring and organ damage.

Our panel of expert catastrophic injury solicitors understand the difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.

Compensation will ease the financial burden and reduce stress, so you can focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. Your solicitor will work with insurance providers and medical professionals, to help you get the support you need.

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Serious injury compensation

Do I need to visit a solicitor's office?

Personal injury claims are carried out by phone, post and email, so there will be no need to travel to your solicitor's office when claiming compensation.

On a quick phone call with a friendly advisor, you can explain what happened and find out if you may have a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim.

When you decide to go ahead, the next step is to discuss your case with an expert solicitor. Your solicitor will handle every stage of your claim and will be there to answer any questions you have.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

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How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Driffield and cross the UK.

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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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FAQs

Has Quittance helped many claimants in Driffield?

Whether you live in Driffield, East Yorkshire, or elsewhere in the UK, we can help you make a no win, no fee compensation claim.

Whether your injury occurred during a negligent medical procedure or in a car accident we will ensure your case is handled by an expert, specialist solicitor.

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. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

Driffield personal injury solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary.

Online reviews and word of mouth will make it easier find the right solicitor for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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.

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Will I have to go to court?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator