Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

How Quittance can help

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Hornsea, East Yorkshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. In practice, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident, whether a minor was injured or whether liability can be proved.

It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim. Speak to an expert now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:

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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.

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Injury compensation calculator

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:

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Road accident claims in Hornsea

Hornsea drivers and other road users are entitled to make a claim for compensation if they have been injured because of someone else's carelessness.

Whether you were hurt in a car accident, or have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, this guide to road accident compensation explains everything you need to know about how to get started.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Hornsea

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.

Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how to start a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place 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.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

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

More about No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

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.

More about No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Hornsea 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, Hornsea 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 Hornsea, 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 fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

How do I start the process?

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.

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Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

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.

More on - Do you have a medical centre in or near Hornsea?

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.

What are the road accident statistics in Hornsea

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.

Work accident statistics in Hornsea

The latest 2019 work injury statistics in the East Riding of Yorkshire Local Authority (2013/14) are published under RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive as follows:

Work accidents in East Riding of Yorkshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
General73
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)0
Machinery related injury20
Explosion related (e.g. gas)0
Exposed to fire2
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)11
Fall from height41
Animal related (e.g. livestock)5
Manual handling106
Physical assault12
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)115
Struck against17
Struck by moving vehicle11
Struck by object51
Trapped by something collapsing0

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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