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 ilness, 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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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.

Making a personal injury 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.

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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What kinds of cases do you handle?

Compensation can be claimed for a wide range of injuries and illnesses in Filey. Our team can assist with injuries and medical conditions including:

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.

Road traffic compensation claims

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.

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.

Medical negligence in Filey

Clinical negligence - in the past referred to as medical negligence - is where there has been a breach in the duty of care by a healthcare provider. An example case could be an item left in a patient during surgery compensation claim. Our panel of personal injury solicitors acting for North Yorkshire and Filey have been instructed on legal action made against private and NHS hospitals including Scarborough Hospital, Woodlands Drive, Scarborough, YO12 6QL.

Workplace accidents

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

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.

No Win, No Fee Lawyers in Filey

In the event that you do not win your injury claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) between you and your lawyer means that the solicitor's fees will not be charged. Were you to win, the costs for your lawyer will be paid by the losing Defendant (or their insurance company).

Are there extra costs?

Some firms may charge extra costs should the claim fail. With a Quittance solicitor, 100% No Win, No Fee is guaranteed, with no catches in the small print. Click here for more information about No Win, No Fee.

How to proceed

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get further information

Making the right decision for you depends on possessing the right information. Get answers to your questions before you make a decision.

Find additional information before picking up the phone. Find more frequently asked questions here.

Ready to make your injury claim?

Call an injury claims expert on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to commence your personal injury claim, alternatively you can begin a compensation claim here.

Talk to a member of the Quittance panel of experts today for more detail about you claim. Phone 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.