Updated: Tuesday, 9th August 2016
Whether you are based in Haxby or anywhere in the country, our expert personal injury lawyers will take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.
Making a claim
Claims should be made within 3 years of the injury in the majority of cases.
People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as hand-arm vibration syndrome are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what matters in these situations.
Whether a claim is being made for a road accident in Haxby or work-related illness, proving a claim has three key components. It must be demonstrated that:
- a duty of care was owed
- that the duty was breached
- the breach was the cause of the injury or illness
The lawyer will consider how each of the points will relate to your injury claim.
How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?
Compensation for a injury claim can take months, and even years in serious injury cases, to be agreed. The SRA are tasked with regulating strictly legal advice given by solicitors, but they are not responsible for many issues that matter to people affected by injury, such as quality of service or speed of communication.
Your solicitor should be someone you are able to trust throughout the claims process to provide expert legal guidance and practical advice.
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.
Claims our panel of solicitors handles
Our network of lawyers have helped people in Haxby whose accidents ranged and led to serious injuries. Examples of injuries and illness in Haxby include:
Road traffic accidents in Haxby
Road traffic accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Haxby are not uncommon. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 521 accidents (463 slight accidents, 58 serious accidents and fatal accidents) in 2013 in York local authority. In 2014 the total had increased to 583.
Our network of knowledgeable no win no fee personal injury solicitors have vast experience in obtaining the highest compensation for Claimants who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Haxby.
Personal injury solicitors can help with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from NIHL to farmers lung.
Slip, trip and fall injuries
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.
Haxby serious injury compensation
The lasting effect of serious and catastrophic injury is acknowledged by Courts and insurance companies when calculating injury compensation. A claim will lessen the financial burden and reduce stress so a Claimant enabling them to focus on rehabilitation.
Quittance's network of expert solicitors have helped families collect compensation for a wide range of severe conditions and injuries. Injuries categorised as serious and catastrophic range from degloving injuries to major surgical negligence.
Accidents at work
We have assisted self employed or employed Claimants, from kitchen workers to health service managers, to secure financial compensation awards. Work injury figures in the York local authority collated under reporting legislation by the Government excerpted below:
|Work accidents in York Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||8||8||10|
|Exposed to explosion||0||1||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chemical and bacterial poisoning)||11||4||4|
|Fall from height (ladder)||28||23||18|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||1||5||2|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||97||68||65|
|Struck by moving vehicle||5||2||5|
|Hit by object||30||22||18|
|Trapped under falling object||0||0||1|
Clinical negligence in Haxby
Clinical negligence, formerly called medical negligence, is where there has been a breach in the duty of care by a GP or any other medical professional, either NHS or private. Our panel of personal injury solicitors acting for North Yorkshire and Haxby have assisted with negligence compensation claims brought against healthcare providers including Nuffield Health York Hospital, Haxby Road, York, YO31 8TA.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers handling matters in Haxby
No Win, No Fee agreements cover Claimants in Haxby from the requirement to settle solicitors' fees if their case is not successful.
Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee
No Win, No Fee means that there are no hidden fees and there is nothing to pay if the claim is unsuccessful. With our 100% No Win, No Fee promise, there will be no catch and there is no risk of losing out.
Click here for more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
What should happen 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
We give detailed answers to help you decide whether to go ahead.
Find answers to questions asked by injured people on the FAQ page.
Ready to begin your claim?
You can begin a claim for compensation online or phone us on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to go through your claim with our team.
Talk to Quittance's panel of experts for more information about the process. Request a free callback or call us on 0800 612 7456.