Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If you've been injured in an accident, we can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

How Quittance can help

We have helped injured people in Great Ayton, North Yorkshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you suffered an illness or injury:

  • 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 other points to consider?

Yes. In practice, several other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or the quantum of the claim.

A short phone call will let you know whether you have a valid compensation claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our 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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Great Ayton road accident claims

Drivers and other road users have the right to claim injury compensation if they have been hurt on Great Ayton's roads due to someone else's carelessness.

No matter if you were a passenger in a car accident, or have been involved in a motorbike accident, the Quittance road accident compensation guide explains what you need to know about the claims process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Great Ayton

Have you suffered an injury at work and your employer, or another member of staff, was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.

Whether you tore a ligament or have been diagnosed with vibration white finger, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Clinical negligence

When a person suffers injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you only want the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to injury compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can write to Harrogate District Hospital, Lancaster Park Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, to raise a complaint against Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust.

Further information: Medical negligence compensation claims

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from bladder cancer to carbon monoxide poisoning claim.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation claims

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

The effect of serious and catastrophic injury is understood by Courts when they are working out how much compensation to pay.

The Quittance team work to achieve the maximum compensation for serious injury and illness, which includes damages for medical expenses and care costs.

Quittance's network of expert law firms engage with the defendant's representatives, doctors and insurance providers ensuring families impacted by major accidents get the support they need. Injuries and medical conditions held to be serious and catastrophic include back injuries, serious pharmaceutical error and lung cancer.

Further information: Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Great Ayton 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, Great Ayton 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 Great Ayton, 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

Advice and help

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 is your track record of winning claims in Great Ayton?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of expert solicitors that helps injured people in Great Ayton, North Yorkshire and throughout the country, get compensation.

Last year, we have helped 100's of injured claimants across North Yorkshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including slips and trips at work and car accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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.

Great Ayton personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of advice provided by injury lawyers vary considerably.

Researching online reviews can help build a picture when contemplating which solicitor to instruct.

Read more Personal injury solicitors reviews

Are Great Ayton claimants restricted to only local law firms?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

In general, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

What are the road accident statistics in Great Ayton

Quittance's panel of specialist road traffic accident lawyers are experienced in securing the best damages for people who have been injured in a road accident in Great Ayton.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Great Ayton are quite common with statistics showing a total of 271 accidents (237 slight accidents, 33 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Redcar and Cleveland local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 275.

Work accident statistics in Great Ayton

The latest 2019 accident information for the Redcar and Cleveland Local Authority (2013/14) was available under RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive:

Workplace accidents in Redcar and Cleveland Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Not specified17
Contact with machinery5
Explosion related0
Exposed to fire0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PCB - polychlorinated biphenyls)3
Fall from height18
Injured by an animal3
Lifting and handling injuries39
Physical assault3
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)45
Struck against6
Hit by vehicle1
Struck by object33
Trapped underneath something0

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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