Updated: Monday, 8th August 2016
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.
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.
Considerable legislation exists to support people planning to make a claim, and Quittance's panel of expert solicitors have many years of experience giving advice to their clients regarding the likelihood of success.
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
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.
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?
What kinds of cases does Quittance conduct in Goole?
It is possible to make a claim for a wide range of injuries and illnesses in Goole and East Yorkshire. We have assisted with injuries and medical conditions including:
Road traffic accidents in Goole
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.
Accidents at work
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||4||1||0|
|Machinery related injury||25||32||20|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||1||0||0|
|Exposed to fire||5||1||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)||13||5||11|
|Fall from height||48||31||41|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||7||4||5|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||158||153||115|
|Struck by moving vehicle||29||19||11|
|Struck by object||83||48||51|
|Trapped by something collapsing||3||4||0|
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.
Personal injury lawyers can help Claimants with getting compensation for industrial illness ranging from dermatitis claims to dioxin poisoning.
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.
Clinical and medical negligence in Goole
Clinical negligence - at one time known as medical negligence - is the legal term a breach of the duty of care on the part of a healthcare professional. Our panel of lawyers acting for Goole have helped people with cases brought against private and NHS hospitals including Goole and District Hospital, Woodland Avenue, Goole, DN14 6RX.
How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors handle claims for compensation in Goole
Conditional Fee Agreements, more commonly known as No Win, No Fee agreements protect Claimants from the requirement to pay legal fees if their case is not successful.
Are there hidden fees in the small print to account for?
Some firms may impose additional fees if they lose your case. With our injury lawyers, your No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with no catches whatsoever. 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.
Find out more about your claim
Before you instruct arm yourself with as much information about making a claim as you think is necessary. The right answers will help you make the right decision.
If you would like to know more before phoning, try our FAQ pages.
How to get a injury claim underway
You can start a injury claim online or phone 0800 612 7456 to speak to an expert solicitor.
Speak to a member of Quittance's team for more detail about you claim. Phone us on 0800 612 7456 or get a callback.