Updated: Sunday, 11th September 2016
Whether you live in Hornsea or anywhere in the UK, our experienced personal injury lawyers will manage your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.
Making an injury claim
Powerful legislation exists to support people planning to make a claim, and Quittance's network of personal injury solicitors have many years of experience giving advice to clients on the likelihood of success.
People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as industrial deafness may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what is important in such cases.
Whether compensation is being claimed for a work-related illness in Hornsea or road accident, making a successful claim has three key components. It needs to be demonstrated that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.
The lawyer will explain how your case relates to each of the points.
Locating the right solicitor for you
Instructing the most appropriate solicitors' practice to assist you is a critical step towards securing the most compensation.
With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Hornsea (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority website) - what is the best way to make sure you select the most appropriate law firm to handle your case?
Will I need to go with a local Hornsea legal firm ?
Going for a local law firm is not very relevant as cases are typically conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.
However, you should choose a solicitors' firm that has national medical coverage as you will be expected to go to a medical exam.
Comparing injury solicitors in Hornsea - online reviews
Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach offered by different firms.
Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. 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.
Which kinds of cases does Quittance handle?
It is possible to claim compensation for a broad range of injuries in Hornsea and across East Yorkshire. Our team can help with:
Medical and clinical negligence in Hornsea
Clinical negligence, once known as medical negligence, is when an illness or injury is connected to a breach in the duty of care on the part of a medical professional. Our panel of lawyers acting for Hornsea have worked on claims brought against private and NHS hospitals including Hornsea Cottage Hospital, Eastgate, Hornsea, HU18 1LP.
Hornsea specialists for serious injury compensation claims
Quittance recognise the vital change an injury claim can make to the lives of seriously injured Claimants.
By limiting the financial pressure severe injury puts on an injured Claimant and their family, a claim allows Claimants to prioritise recovery. Our panel of expert solicitor firms for many years have aided people impacted by major accidents. Injury and illness held by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic range from cerebral palsy to lung disease.
Solicitors can help Claimants with getting compensation for industrial injuries including anything from workplace cancer to hydrocarbon poisoning.
Accidents in the workplace
We have helped people, from members of the Royal Navy to homeless workers, to claim work accident compensation. Work injury statistics in the East Riding of Yorkshire local authority are published under RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:
|Work accidents in East Riding of Yorkshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||4||1||0|
|Machinery related injury||25||32||20|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||1||0||0|
|Exposed to fire||5||1||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)||13||5||11|
|Fall from height||48||31||41|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||7||4||5|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||158||153||115|
|Struck by moving vehicle||29||19||11|
|Struck by object||83||48||51|
|Trapped by something collapsing||3||4||0|
Road traffic compensation claims
Our network of qualified road traffic accident injury solicitors have years of experience in getting optimum awards for Claimants hurt in a road accident in Hornsea.
Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Hornsea are not uncommon. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 1139 accidents (946 slight accidents, 185 serious accidents and 8 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Riding of Yorkshire local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,211.
Slip and trip injuries
Reported statistics show that employee slips and trips continue to be the most prevalent cause of injury at work in East Riding Of Yorkshire and the UK in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are frequently related to accidents categorised as another type of accident like being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery, being trapped by something collapsing or an electrical discharge accident. Public liability accident claims injuries, such as fractured wrists occurring on raised kerb stones are also quite common with pavement trips having occurred in the local area.
No Win, No Fee Solicitors serving Hornsea
In the event that your claim is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) with the lawyer means the legal costs are not payable. Should you be successful, the fees for your lawyer are covered by the other party or their insurer.
A success fee is levied by injury lawyers who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). The success fee will be paid out of your award or settlement and is in most cases 25 percent.
Our 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee
Some firms could impose additional fees if the case does not complete. With a Quittance solicitor, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with no catches in the small print.
Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee
What should you do next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
We provide clear information to help people affected by injury choose whether to start an injury claim.
If you need more information before phoning, see our FAQ pages.
Get a claim underway
You can start the compensation claim online or phone us on 0800 612 7456.
Talk to the Quittance panel of experts for more detail about you claim. Request a no-obligation callback or phone 0800 612 7456.