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

If your life has been affected by illness or injury, Quittance Legal Services are here to help.

Our personal injury services

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

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

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 at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

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

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal 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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Road accident claims in Filey

If you were involved in an accident and injured on Filey's roads because of the actions of another road user, you have a right to claim injury compensation.

It does not matter whether you have been involved in a motorcycle accident on Filey's roads, or were hurt in a car accident, we can help you take action. Quittance's guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident compensation claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Filey

Have you have had an accident at work and your employer was negligent? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.

No matter what your employment status, whether you had a fall from height or inhaled toxic fumes, our guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place injuries

Official data stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Yorkshire and the UK as a whole. Slips, trips and falls are typically the cause of accidents recorded in another category, such as being hit by tools in use or a river drowning accident. Public liability litigation for injuries like torn ligaments occurring on slippery pavements are also quite common with pothole trips having happened on Murray St and on Main St.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when someone is injured as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want an explanation as to what went wrong instead of starting an injury claim. For example, to make a formal complaint against Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Harrogate District Hospital, Lancaster Park Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

Read more about Clinical negligence compensation claim

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help claimants with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from bladder cancer to asthma caused by laboratory animals.

Read more about Industrial disease compensation claim

Industrial disease claims

Filey 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, Filey 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 Filey, 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 fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Talk to the experts

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

What experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Filey?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of award winning solicitors that helps people in Filey, North Yorkshire and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have helped 100's of claimants throughout North Yorkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from pedestrian accidents to building site accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Do you need to go with a local legal firm ?

Choosing a nearby solicitor is not relevant as cases are typically run without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to instruct a law firm that has national medical centres as claimants will almost always have to go to a medical assessment.

Read about : What is the process for attending a medical?

Check Filey solicitor reviews

The quality of advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can differ.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be informative if you are mulling over which lawyer to choose.

Read more Solicitor reviews

What are the road accident statistics in Filey

Quittance's network of trained no win no fee personal injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in achieving maximum damages for anyone hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Filey.

Read more about Road accident compensation claims

What are the Filey work accident statistics?

The most recent 2019 injury and illness data in the Scarborough Local Authority (2013/14) are listed in accordance with RIDDOR by the Government and set out below:

Workplace accidents in Scarborough Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Not Known25
Electricity related1
Machinery related5
Fire related (e.g. scarrs)1
Exposure to toxic substance0
Fall from height (ladder)16
Injured by an animal0
Lifting and handling injuries25
Physical assault11
Slip, trip, fall same level36
Struck against4
Struck by moving vehicle1
Hit by falling object9
Trapped by something collapsing1

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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