Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Regardless of how you were injured by someone else's negligence, we are here to help you recover compensation.

How can we help

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 exceptions?

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 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online 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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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.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

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

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

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

Industrial disease claims

Easingwold 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, Easingwold 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 Easingwold, 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

Can Quittance help me?

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 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
Undetermined16
Machinery related injury8
Exposed to explosion0
Exposed to fire2
Exposure to harmful substance3
Fall from height10
Injured by an animal5
Lifting and handling injuries26
Physical attack4
Slip, trip, fall same level25
Struck against1
Struck by moving vehicle4
Hit by object9
Trapped underneath something3

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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