Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.
If your injuries were caused by someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to claim financial compensation.
We have helped hundreds of people in Hartlepool, County Durham and across the UK get compensation for:
Can I claim compensation?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened.
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or when the date of knowledge was.
We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Claim Checker.
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my injury compensation
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:
Road accident claims in Hartlepool
All road users in Hartlepool and across the UK, owe a legal duty of care to each other, including drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. If someone else was to blame for your injury, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whether you have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a car collision, this guide explains how to claim road accident compensation.
Work accident claims in Hartlepool
If you have sustained an injury due to of your employer's negligence, you have the right to make a claim.
Whether your accident happened while working as a gardener or a temp worker, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful work accident claim.
Clinical negligence claims in Hartlepool
Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a GP or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from one of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Hartlepool, including County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust (Darlington Memorial Hospital, Hollyhurst Road, Darlington).
Occupiers liability injury claims in Hartlepool
Claims for injuries that occur on property or land owned by somebody else are called occupiers' liability claims.
Whether you were injured when travelling by train or on council property, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.
Compensation claims for serious injuries
The long-term impact serious injury has will be understood by solicitors and insurers when determining what a claim is worth.
Our network of solicitors fight to achieve compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, which includes reimbursement for medical expenses and care costs.
Hartlepool No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Hartlepool injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Hartlepool, County Durham and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure you will have nothing to pay.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Hartlepool and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
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How much experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Hartlepool?
Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of specialist solicitors that assists people injured in Hartlepool, County Durham and throughout the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.
In the last 12 months, we assisted hundreds of claimants throughout County Durham get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from motorbike accidents to factory accidents.
With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, enables you to focus on your recovery.
Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.
Hartlepool solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice offered by solicitors can vary.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be helpful when contemplating which lawyer to sign up with.
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Do I need to instruct a local lawyer?
The whereabouts of the solicitor is not so relevant as injury cases now tend to be run without the need to meet the solicitor.
However, you should go with a company that offers national medical coverage as you will usually be expected to attend a medical exam.
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.