A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Filey or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can will help with your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a compensation claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

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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.

See a list of what you can claim for:

Examples of special damages include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Find out what your claim could be worth now

Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated.

If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.

Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.

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What are the criteria for making a claim?

Personal injury claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.

To win a personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

Your solicitor should explain how your claim will relate to each of the points.

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The level of compensation you will be awarded is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our easy to use calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

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Road traffic accident claims in Filey

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Work accident claims in Filey

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people, from building site contractors to field trials officers, to claim maximum compensation. Injury and illness data in the Scarborough local authority are listed in accordance with RIDDOR by the Government and set out below:

Workplace accidents in Scarborough Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Known232025
Electricity related001
Machinery related1295
Fire related (e.g. scars)001
Exposure to toxic substance730
Fall from height (ladder)181316
Injured by an animal300
Lifting and handling injuries494025
Physical assault5711
Slip, trip, fall same level614136
Struck against1034
Struck by moving vehicle031
Hit by falling object22109
Trapped by something collapsing031

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Other claims we handle

Slip, trip and fall accidents

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.

Medical negligence in Filey

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.

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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.

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Serious injury

Quittance's team understand the change compensation will make to severely injured claimants.

By relieving the financial stress a major injury imposes on an injured person and their family, a compensation claim helps individuals to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation.

Our panel of solicitors have helped claimants recover damages for a wide range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries categorised as serious include asbestos-related disease, serious pharmaceutical error and brain injuries.

Read more about Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Filey 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 Filey and throughout the UK.

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

Meet the team

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Filey and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected because of their track record in winning cases, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience winning compensation for claimants.

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

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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

Finding the best solicitor for your case is a crucial step towards securing the highest compensation settlement for your accident.

How can you make certain you select the ideal company to represent you?

The contrast in the level of personal injury success fees between firms is quite surprising.

As an example the amount retained by an injured person having been awarded ?91,810 for severe arm injuries can range from ?55,086 to ?78,039.

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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.

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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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