Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Has your ability to work or daily life been affected by your injury? We're here to help.
If your injuries resulted from another person's actions or negligence, you may be able to make a no win, no fee compensation claim.
Every year, we help injured claimants in Easingwold, North Yorkshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Can I make a claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') 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 factors that could affect my right to claim?
Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.
Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker.
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
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:
Road accident claims in Easingwold
Drivers and other road users have a right to make a claim for compensation if they are injured on Easingwold's roads as the result of another party's negligence.
Whether you were hurt in a car collision, or were involved riding a cycle on Easingwold's roads, this road accident compensation guide explains everything you need to know about how to get started.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Easingwold
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.
However your injury occurred, whether you a site manager hurt on a building site or a teacher injured at school, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Public place accidents
Officially reported statistics expose the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Yorkshire and the UK as a whole. Slips and trips are frequently the precursor to accidents recorded in another category, such as being hit by moving machinery or a lake drowning accident. Public place (Hambleton local authority) negligence claims injuries like sprained ankles occurring on raised flagstones are also quite prevalent with street trips having occurred on Main Street and on Fairfields Drive.
Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when a patient is injured due to the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other health worker. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.
Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are just looking for a deeper understanding of what happened instead of a compensation award. To make a formal complaint against Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Harrogate District Hospital, Lancaster Park Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.
Read more about Clinical negligence claims
Litigators can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses that range from mesothelioma to asthma caused by flour.
Read more about Industrial disease claims
Easingwold No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Easingwold injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Easingwold, North Yorkshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
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 Easingwold and cross the UK.
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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Frequently asked questions
How much experience do the solicitors have of claims in Easingwold?
Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of expert personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Easingwold, North Yorkshire and throughout the country, get compensation.
The solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in North Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from scaffolding accidents to accidents on public transport.
With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, means you can focus on your recovery.
Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.
Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?
Many solicitors operate across the country, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Comparing Easingwold personal injury solicitors - online reviews
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from formal and traditional to more casual and friendly. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.
What are the road accident statistics in Easingwold
Quittance's network of best of breed road traffic accident (RTA) injury solicitors have vast experience in negotiating maximum general and special damages for anyone injured in a car or motorbike crash in Easingwold.
Read more about Road accident compensation claims
Work accident statistics in Easingwold
The most up to date 2019 accident at work stats for the Hambleton Local Authority (2013/14) was available under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government in the table below:
|Work accidents in Hambleton Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||8|
|Exposed to explosion||0|
|Exposed to fire||2|
|Exposure to harmful substance||3|
|Fall from height||10|
|Injured by an animal||5|
|Lifting and handling injuries||26|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||25|
|Struck by moving vehicle||4|
|Hit by object||9|
|Trapped underneath something||3|
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.