Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.
Every year, we help injured claimants in Hessle, East Yorkshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you suffered an illness or injury:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or if there is an uninsured driver involved.
Talk to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim 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
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:
Hessle road accident claims
Hessle drivers and other road users can claim injury compensation if they are injured due to another party's carelessness.
It does not matter whether you have been hurt in a collision, or were injured in a cycling accident, Quittance's expert guide explains how to make a road accident claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Hessle
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any other losses or expenses.
Whatever your job, whether you are a tractor driver injured on a farm or a shop worker injured on retail premises, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Public place accidents
HSE statistics underline the fact that slips and trips are by some margin the most prevalent accident in the East Riding Of Yorkshire workplace. Slips and trips are sometimes connected to injuries attributed to other reasons e.g. being hit by a runaway vehicle, a fall from a height or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as torn ligaments suffered on pavement ice are also quite common with recent slips and trips having happened on Prestongate and on First Lane.
Injury lawyers can help with securing compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from respiratory diseases to asthma caused by colophony.
Read more: Industrial disease compensation claim
More injury claim types
Quittance recognise the difference a successful claim will make to the lives of people whose lives have been affected by serious injury. A claim should lessen the financial load on an injured claimant and their dependants so they can focus on recovery. Quittance's panel of solicitor firms have aided families receive damages for many severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and illnesses referred to as serious range from radiation exposure to concussion.
Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation claims
Hessle 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, Hessle 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 Hessle, East 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.
How can Quittance help?
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 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
Have the solicitors handled many Hessle claims?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of SRA regulated solicitors that assists people in Hessle, East Yorkshire and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.
Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout East Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and ladder accidents.
With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.
Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.
Reviews for solicitors in Hessle
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from sympathetic to strictly professional. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.
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. Get more information about how much you can claim.
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 serious arm injuries, for example, ranges from £31,625 to £48,400 (based on 2015 market data).
The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Will I need to choose a local Hessle injury lawyer?
The location of a solicitors office is not very critical as injury cases can be run without the need to meet the solicitor.
However, you should select a law firm that offers medical facilities near you as claimants will almost always be expected to go to a medical exam.
More on : Do you have a local medical centre?
What are the road accident statistics in Hessle
Quittance's network of road traffic accident injury solicitors are experienced in negotiating the best awards for anyone hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Hessle.
Accidents involving vehicles in Hessle are not uncommon. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 1010 accidents (887 slight accidents, 116 serious accidents and 7 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Kingston upon Hull council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,017. Incidents in the Hessle area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A1105 and B1232 roundabout and on the A15 and A164 roundabout.
What are the Hessle work accident statistics?
The most up to date 2019
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.