A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Goole or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert injury solicitors can handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, Quittance can assist you with an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Injury claims must be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury in most cases.

For the majority of injury claims, proving an injury claim will involve three issues. It needs to be proven that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

Compensation Calculator

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded depends on a number of factors. Our easy to use injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Goole

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of specialist no win, no fee personal injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in securing the best awards for anyone injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Goole.

Road accidents involving vehicles in Goole are relatively frequent with statistics showing 8 fatal accidents, 185 serious accidents and 946 slight accidents in 2013 in East Riding of Yorkshire (Total events were 1139 local authority district. In 2014 the total had increased to 1,211.

For more information: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Goole

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for injured claimants, from catering assistants to environmental health officers, to claim maximum compensation. Accident at work figures in the Goole local authority made available in accordance with regulations by the Government as follows:

Work accidents in East Riding of Yorkshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)410
Machinery related injury253220
Explosion related (e.g. gas)100
Exposed to fire512
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)13511
Fall from height483141
Animal related (e.g. livestock)745
Manual handling163109106
Physical assault401112
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)158153115
Struck against272617
Struck by moving vehicle291911
Struck by object834851
Trapped by something collapsing340

For more information: Accident at work compensation claim

Other claims handled by Quittance

Clinical and medical negligence in Goole

Medical negligence describes when someone is injured as the result of the carelessness of a consultant or other health professional. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

You can raise a formal complaint if you are just looking for answers instead of claiming compensation. For example, you can write to Trust HQ, Willerby Hill, Beverley Road, Willerby, Hull, Yorkshire(East Riding), to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Humber NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information: Medical negligence compensation claims

Goole serious injury compensation claims

The lasting effect a serious or catastrophic injury has is understood by solicitors and insurers when calculating compensation. By limiting the pressure serious injury imposes on a claimant, a claim allows people to focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Our panel of expert law firms have helped people receive compensation for a range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries categorised as serious and catastrophic range from eye injuries to chemical poisoning.

For more information: Serious injury compensation claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help claimants with getting compensation for industrial illness ranging from dermatitis claims to dioxin poisoning.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Officially recorded statistics underscore the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are still the most prevalent accident in the East Riding Of Yorkshire workplace. These types of accident are quite often the forerunner to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes like being hit by a moving object or a lake drowning accident. Public place (East Riding of Yorkshire local authority) negligence claims injuries like torn ligaments suffered on pavement ice are also common with dislodged paving slab trips having happened on Clementhorpe Road and on Clementhorpe Rd.

Goole No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Goole and the whole of the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' national network of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Goole and including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen for their track record in recovering compensation and their knowledge and expertise.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

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

How much experience do you have of claims in Goole?

Quittance is a national network of results-focussed solicitors that assists people in Goole, East Yorkshire and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants across East Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and industrial disease.

With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.


Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

What issues to think about when picking the right lawyer

Choosing a suitable PI lawyer for your legal case is a crucial step towards getting the best compensation award.

With some over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Goole (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority website), how can you make certain you choose the best company to pursue compensation for you?

Read Goole personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice offered by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary a great deal.

Online reviews is a great place to start when considering which lawyer to go with.

See - Personal injury solicitors reviews

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For elbow injuries causing some long term problems, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?12,650 to ?25,850 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Will I need to choose a local lawyer ?

The location of a firm is not especially critical as injury cases now tend to be conducted remotely.

However, you should go with a firm that has medical facilities near Goole as claimants will almost always need to go to a medical assessment.

Further reading - Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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