A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

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.

Do I have a claim for compensation?

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

Can I claim?Check claim

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims should be made within three years in most cases.

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.

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Calculate my compensation

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our injury calculator provides you with a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Harrogate

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Find out more: Road accident compensation

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Work accident claims in Harrogate

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
Electrical injury012
Machinery related injury878
Fire related001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chemical and bacterial poisoning)710
Fall from height281715
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)335
Lifting and handling injuries583750
Slip, trip, fall same level686758
Struck against1266
Struck by moving vehicle162
Struck by object261212
Trapped underneath something300

Find out more: Work accident claims

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Clinical negligence in Harrogate

Medical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you only want answers as opposed to starting an injury claim, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can write to Harrogate District Hospital, Lancaster Park Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, to make a formal complaint against Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust.

Find out more: Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from noise induced hearing loss to benzene poisoning.

Find out more: Industrial disease claims

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.

Find out more: Serious injury claims

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.

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Harrogate 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 Harrogate and the whole of the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet our team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors handle every type of claim in Harrogate, from fast track whiplash cases to catastrophic injury. Chosen on the basis of their winning track record, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What experience do your solicitors have of claims in Harrogate?

We are a national network of expert personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Harrogate, North Yorkshire and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In the last 12 months, we assisted hundreds of people in North Yorkshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including building site accidents and bike accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and an expert team, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

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

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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