A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Hessle or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced injury solicitors will handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a local medical centre.

Do I have a compensation claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a claim.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like repetitive strain injuries are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is important.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a road accident or work-related illness, proving an injury claim involves three components. It needs to be demonstrated that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

In all cases, answers and useful advice can be offered through a free phone consultation with an expert Hessle solicitor.

Find out how much you can claim

The amount of compensation you will receive is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

Road traffic accident claims in Hessle

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Read more: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Hessle

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for Claimants, from dental nurses to holiday representatives, to claim maximum compensation.

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Other claims

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help with securing compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from respiratory diseases to asthma caused by colophony.

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Hessle experts for serious injury compensation claims

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

Slip and trip 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.

Medical and clinical negligence in Hessle

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you just want a detailed explanation of what happened instead of injury compensation. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against Humber NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Trust HQ, Willerby Hill, Beverley Road, Willerby, Hull, Yorkshire(East Riding).

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Hessle No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Hessle and throughout the UK.

See: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

Our nationwide network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Hessle, including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their success rate in winning claims, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

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

Have Quittance 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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

Advice for potential Claimants looking for a personal injury solicitor

Selecting the best law firm for your legal matter is a key step towards achieving the highest settlement or award for your injuries.

What is the best way to ensure you select the most appropriate solicitors' practice to work with?

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.

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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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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