Updated: Wednesday, 3rd August 2016
If you live in Great Ayton or anywhere in the country, our expert injury solicitors can manage your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near you.
Making a personal injury claim
Injury claims should usually be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.
People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like noise-induced deafness may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In such cases, it is the date of diagnosis that is important.
In most cases, proving an injury claim will involve three issues. It needs to be proven that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.
In all cases, answers and invaluable guidance will be provided by a short, free consultation with a personal injury solicitor.
Guidance for potential Claimants looking for a solicitor
Identifying the best injury lawyer for your legal case is your most important step towards receiving the best compensation award.
What is the best way to ensure you select the best law firm to pursue compensation for you?
The contrast in the amount of success fees and insurance premiums between different lawyers working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is surprising.
For example the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person awarded £30,424 for severe tinnitus can vary from £18,254 to £25,860.
Look into 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.
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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.
Which types of claims do you handle?
Compensation could be claimed for a range of injury and illness in Great Ayton and across North Yorkshire. Our team can help with injuries and illness including:
Clinical negligence in Great Ayton
Clinical negligence (previously referred to as medical negligence) is when an injury or illness is sustained following a breach in the duty of care by a medical provider. Quittance's specialist panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Great Ayton have helped Claimants with legal action brought against the health service including Guisborough General Hospital , Northgate, Guisborough, Guisborough, TS14 6HZ.
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.
Solicitors can assist with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from bladder cancer to carbon monoxide poisoning claim.
Slips, trips and falls
Health and Safety data emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent accident at work in Yorkshire and the UK in 2014/15. Slips and trips are typically the precursor to accidents attributed to other causes for instance being hit by a runaway vehicle, a lifting injury or an asphyxiation accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like broken ankles occurring on poorly maintained paths are also common with pavement trips having occurred on Westgate and on Guisborough Rd.
Road traffic accidents in Great Ayton
Quittances panel of specialist road traffic accident lawyers are experienced in 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.
Quittance has handled claims for people, from hotel workers to exhibition organisers, to claim compensation. Accident information for the Redcar and Cleveland local authority made available under RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive:
|Workplace accidents in Redcar and Cleveland Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Contact with machinery||6||12||5|
|Exposed to fire||1||1||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PCB - polychlorinated biphenyls)||2||4||3|
|Fall from height||11||10||18|
|Injured by an animal||3||0||3|
|Lifting and handling injuries||76||36||39|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||67||53||45|
|Hit by vehicle||14||16||1|
|Struck by object||30||27||33|
|Trapped underneath something||1||2||0|
No Win, No Fee Solicitors serving Great Ayton
In the event that you do not win your injury claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) between you and your lawyer confirms that the solicitor's legal costs will not be charged. When the claim is won, your legal costs will be settled by the other party (or their insurance company).
Are there extra costs?
No Win, No Fee should mean that there is nothing to pay if the claim is unsuccessful. With our No Win, No Fee, you will never risk losing out and there is no catch in the small print whatsoever.
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What happens next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Learn more about the claims process
Before you instruct arm yourself with information. This will help you make the best decision for you.
If you would like to know more before picking up the phone, try our FAQ pages.
Start your claim
Phone a personal injury solicitor on 0800 612 7456 to begin your personal injury claim, or begin your injury claim online.
Talk to a member of the Quittance panel of experts for more information about the process. Call us on 0800 612 7456 or get a callback.