Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
We can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.
How we can help
Every year, we help injured people in Haxby, North Yorkshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the type of illness or injury, if there is an uninsured driver involved or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.
Why not speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online 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
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:
Road accident claims in Haxby
Haxby drivers and other road users can start a claim for compensation if they have been hurt as the result of another party's actions.
Whether you were injured in a hit-and-run on Haxby's roads, or were hurt in a car accident, our specialist team can help. Quittance's expert guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident injury claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Haxby
Have you suffered an injury at work and your employer was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.
Whatever your job is, whether you had a fall or developed RSI, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place accidents
Government statistics underline the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are still the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Yorkshire. These types of accident are typically the precursor to injuries filed under a different category such as being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery, when supporting another person or a fire related accident. Public place (York local authority) legal claims for injuries like bruised legs suffered on raised kerb stones are also quite common with recent street falls having happened on North Moor Rd and on Fairfields Drive.
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.
If you are only looking for a detailed explanation of what happened rather than claiming compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. To raise a complaint against Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Harrogate District Hospital, Lancaster Park Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.
Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation claim
Personal injury solicitors can help with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from NIHL to farmers lung.
Find out more: Industrial disease compensation claim
Haxby 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, Haxby 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 Haxby, 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 legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.
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.
Call us FREE 0800 612 7456 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Haxby?
Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that assists people in Haxby, North Yorkshire and throughout the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.
We have helped hundreds of people throughout North Yorkshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents at work to whiplash.
Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, mean that claiming compensation is as easy and stress-free as possible.
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.
Will I need to instruct a local legal firm ?
The location of the lawyers office is not very critical as injury cases now tend to be handled remotely.
However, you should choose a company that offers national medical centres as claimants will almost always need to go to a medical assessment.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for severe, disabling elbow injuries, for example, ranges from £31,625 to £44,330 (based on 2015 market data).
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Personal injury solicitor reviews in Haxby - What to consider
Discussing you claim with a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the quality of service taken by individual firms.
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.