Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
Whether you are based in Harrogate or anywhere in the UK, our expert personal injury solicitors are able to assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.
Making an injury claim
Claims should be made within three years in most cases.
Powerful legislation is in place to support people planning to make a claim, and Quittance's network of injury lawyers have years of experience giving advice to their clients on the strength of their claims.
In order to win a Harrogate personal injury case, your solicitor 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.
Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for you is critical
Finding the most suitable injury lawyer to represent you is a critical step towards receiving the best compensation award.
With approximately 100 offices within a 25 radius of Harrogate - what is the best way to make sure you choose the best firm to act for you?
Reviews for personal injury solicitors in Harrogate
There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.
Does the location of the law firm matter?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
The diversity in success fees between different law firms often surprises prospective Claimants.
For example the amount retained by an injured person having been awarded £15,666 for neck injuries causing spondylosis, serious limitation of movement or permanent/recurring pain can vary from £9,399 to £13,316.
Further reading How to compare injury solicitors quotes
Cases our network of lawyers conducts in Harrogate and North Yorkshire
Our network of specialist lawyers assist Claimants receive compensation for a broad range of injuries.
Harrogate serious injury claims
Quittance's team recognise the vital change a successful claim makes to the lives of seriously injured Claimants.
Compensation will ease the impact of bills other financial issues and reduce the pressure on an injured Claimant and their family enabling them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Our panel of lawyers have for many years helped Claimants impacted by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries which are considered to be serious and catastrophic include radiation exposure, spinal cord damage and serious psychiatric harm.
Clinical negligence in Harrogate
Clinical negligence, previously known as medical negligence, is when an illness or injury is sustained from a failing on the part of a healthcare provider. An example might be a cosmetic surgery compensation claim. Our panel of injury solicitors acting for North Yorkshire and Harrogate have been instructed on cases filed against local hospitals including Cygnet Hospital Harrogate, 23 Ripon Road, Harrogate, HG1 2JL.
Road traffic compensation claims
Accidents in the Harrogate area in 2013 included collisions on the B6162 and A61 roundabout and on the A59 and A61 roundabout.
Our panel of skilled road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in securing maximum awards for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Harrogate.
Slips and trips
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics indicate that employee slips and trips are the single most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Yorkshire and the UK as a whole. These types of accident are sometimes the initiators of accidents attributed to other causes such as being hit by an object falling from a machine or a fire related accident. Public place cases for injuries such as bruised backs happening on obstructed footpaths are also quite prevalent with pothole trips having happened on Jennyfield Drive and on Cold Bath Rd.
Accidents in the workplace
We have assisted people injured in an accident, from metal workers to geographical information systems managers, to claim compensation. Work injury statistics for the Harrogate local authority made available under RIDDOR regulations by the Government as follows:
|Workplace accidents in Harrogate Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||8||7||8|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chemical and bacterial poisoning)||7||1||0|
|Fall from height||28||17||15|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||3||3||5|
|Lifting and handling injuries||58||37||50|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||68||67||58|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1||6||2|
|Struck by object||26||12||12|
|Trapped underneath something||3||0||0|
Solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from noise induced hearing loss to benzene poisoning.
How No Win, No Fee injury lawyers take care of cases in Harrogate
When you do not win your claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) between you and your solicitor states that you will not have to pay their fees. In the event that you succeed in your compensation claim, the fees for your solicitor will be paid by the losing Defendant.
A 'success fee' is levied by personal injury solicitors that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). The success fee will be taken from the injured Claimant's compensation and is usually 25%.
Do you have to pay extra fees?
No Win, No Fee means you will not have to pay anything if you lose your claim and you have no hidden fees. With our No Win, No Fee, there is no catch in the small print whatsoever and you will not be charged unexpected costs. Click here to read more about about our 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.
Before you instruct arm yourself with information. This can help you make the best decision for you.
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Get a claim started
Phone the Quittance team on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to get your personal injury claim underway. Alternatively, you can start the claim for compensation here.
If you need to ask something else or would like to discuss your options with a personal injury solicitor first, request a callback at a time that is convenient for you or contact Quittance on 0800 612 7456.