A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Hedon or anywhere in the country, our personal injury lawyers are able to take on your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and another person owed you a duty of care, we can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions like noise-induced deafness are frequently still able to claim even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in such cases.

To win a personal injury case, your lawyer must prove 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.

Answers to your questions and practical guidance can be provided by a brief, no-obligation consultation with an expert lawyer.

Calculate my compensation

The total compensation you are likely to get is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our online claim calculator provides an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Hedon

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of expert road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in achieving optimum awards for claimants hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Hedon.

Accidents involving vehicles in Hedon are relatively frequent with a total of 1139 accidents (946 slight accidents, 185 serious accidents and 8 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Riding of Yorkshire council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,211. Accidents in the Hedon region in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the B1362 and B1240 junction and on the A1033 and B1362 roundabout.

Further information: Road accident compensation claims

Work accident claims in Hedon

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people, from soldiers to health visitors, to claim compensation from their employer. Accident statistics for the Hedon local authority collated under RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:

Work accidents in East Riding of Yorkshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)410
Machinery related injury253220
Explosion related (e.g. gas)100
Exposed to fire512
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)13511
Fall from height483141
Animal related (e.g. livestock)745
Manual handling163109106
Physical assault401112
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)158153115
Struck against272617
Struck by moving vehicle291911
Struck by object834851
Trapped by something collapsing340

Further information: Accident at work compensation claim

Other types of claim

Medical negligence in Hedon

When someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

You could make a formal complaint if you just want closure or answers as opposed to claiming compensation. You can write to Trust HQ, Willerby Hill, Beverley Road, Willerby, Hull, Yorkshire(East Riding), for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Humber NHS Foundation Trust.

Further information: Medical negligence compensation claims

Serious injury experts in Hedon

The Courts understand that serious injuries can have a major impact on an injured person. By limiting the financial pressure serious injury places on a claimant and their dependants, an injury claim helps individuals to prioritise rehabilitation.

Further information: Serious injury compensation claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries including anything from allergic contact dermatitis to asthma caused by flour.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation claims

Slip and trip injuries

Health and Saftey Executive figures emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent accident at work in East Riding Of Yorkshire and the UK as a whole. Slips and trips are frequently lead to injuries classified under another heading e.g. being hit by an object falling from a building or a drowning accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like broken arms suffered on obstructed footpaths are also quite prevalent with street trips having happened on Market Place and on Elmbridge Parade.

Hedon No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Hedon and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet our team

Our nationwide network of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Hedon and including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Chosen for their track record in winning cases, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience.

To meet more of the Quittance team, click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

What experience does Quittance have of winning claims in Hedon?

We are a national network of expert personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people in Hedon, East Yorkshire and across the UK, recover injury compensation.

We have helped 100's of claimants throughout East Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from building site accidents to car accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.


Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Help for those seeking a solicitor

Finding the most appropriate lawyer to help you is a crucial step towards negotiating the best settlement or award for your illness or injuries.

how can you make certain you select the most appropriate company for your case?

The variation in success fees and insurance premiums between different lawyers is considerable.

For instance the amount of compensation retained by a claimant agreeing on a settlement of ?17,867 for loss of taste can range from ?10,720 to ?15,187.

More information How much can you claim?

Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Hedon?

You do not need to pick a law firm near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Hedon personal injury solicitor reviews

Levels of service provided by injury lawyers can differ considerably.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can help build a picture when contemplating which solicitor to select.

See Reviews

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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