A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

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.

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

See a list of what you can claim for:

Examples of special damages include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Find out what your claim could be worth now

Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated.

If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.

Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.

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Qualifying for personal injury compensation

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.

Injury claims calculator

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our online compensation calculator gives you a good idea of the compensation you could win.

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Work accident claims in Hornsea

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
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

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Road traffic accident claims in Hornsea

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Other claims we handle

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help claimants with getting compensation for industrial injuries including anything from workplace cancer to hydrocarbon poisoning.

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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.

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.

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Medical and clinical negligence in Hornsea

When a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you are just looking for a deeper understanding of what happened rather than injury compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can contact Trust HQ, Willerby Hill, Beverley Road, Willerby, Hull, Yorkshire(East Riding), to make a formal complaint against Humber NHS Foundation Trust.

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Hornsea No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Hornsea and across the UK.

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Meet our team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Hornsea and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Chosen for their success rate in winning claims, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience handling injury claims.

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

What experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Hornsea?

We are a nationwide panel of award winning personal injury lawyers that helps people injured in Hornsea, East Yorkshire and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.

Last year, we assisted hundreds of people across East Yorkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to injuries sustained from a fall at work.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

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.

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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.

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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