A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Easingwold or anywhere else in England or Wales, we can handle your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a compensation claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions like asbestosis are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in such cases.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your lawyer must demonstrate that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

Beginning your claim sooner should allow your solicitor to collect useful supporting evidence.

How much compensation can I claim?

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Easingwold

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Work accident claims in Easingwold

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people, from hotel workers to database administrators, to secure financial compensation settlements. Accident at work statistics for the Easingwold local authority made 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)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related injury1268
Exposed to explosion100
Exposed to fire302
Exposure to harmful substance523
Fall from height161010
Injured by an animal815
Lifting and handling injuries511626
Physical attack434
Slip, trip, fall same level363325
Struck against341
Struck by moving vehicle734
Hit by object15129
Trapped underneath something033

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Other claims we handle

Clinical negligence in Easingwold

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.

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Slips and trips

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.

Industrial disease

Litigators can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses that range from mesothelioma to asthma caused by flour.

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Easingwold serious injury compensation

The Courts recognise that a serious injury can have a life-altering impact on an injured person. A claim should ease the financial load and take the pressure off a claimant enabling them to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.

Quittance's network of expert solicitors have for many years helped families affected by serious accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be serious and catastrophic include serious pharmaceutical error and neck injuries.

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Easingwold No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Easingwold and throughout the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

The national network of Quittance solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Easingwold, from less severe claims to catastrophic injury. Selected on the basis of their track record in winning claims, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

To meet more of the Quittance team, click here.

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

How much experience do Quittance 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.

Our 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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

Advice for those seeking an injury lawyer

It can take months for the majority of claims to reach a settlement. Matters where responsibility is contested or the injury has had a major impact can take years in some circumstances. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), however the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Your solicitor should be someone you are able to rely on throughout your claim to provide both compassionate practical advice and expert legal guidance.

The variation in success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) can have a significant impact on your compensation.

As an example the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant who was awarded ?93,926 for severe leg injuries can range from ?56,355 to ?79,837.

Further reading : How to compare personal injury fees

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.

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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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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