A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you live in Howden or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert personal injury lawyers are able to manage your claim and we will set up a medical report at a local medical centre.

Do I have a claim for compensation?

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a claim.

What is my claim worth?

The amount of compensation you will receive is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our compensation calculator provides you with a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

Making an injury claim

Claims should be made within three years of the date of the injury in the majority of cases.

People with certain illnesses or conditions such as RSI are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In such cases, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is important.

Whether a claim is being made for a road accident in Howden or slip or trip, there are three components to proving a claim. It needs to be proven that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

The lawyer will look at how the points will relate to your injury claim.

What to think about when selecting the right injury lawyer

Selecting the most appropriate legal representation to assist you is your most important step towards obtaining the highest settlement or award for your injuries.

How can you ensure you select the most appropriate legal practice to handle your case?

The difference in the amount of fees between solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is quite significant

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by a Claimant awarded £9,398 for a fractured femur might vary from £5,639 to £7,988.

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Do I need a local Howden legal firm ?

The location of a solicitors office is not especially relevant as injury cases are, as a matter of course, run remotely.

It is however necessary to choose a solicitors practice that offers a national network as Claimants will almost always have to attend a medical examination.

Read more - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

What should you consider when comparing reviews for solicitors in Howden?

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

What kinds of compensation claims does Quittance handle?

Compensation could be arranged for a range of injury and illness throughout Howden. We have helped with:

Slip and trip accidents

Officially recorded statistics expose the fact that employee slips and trips are the single most common cause of injury in the East Riding Of Yorkshire workplace in 2015. They are typically the precursor to injuries classified under another heading such as being struck by moving machinery or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like sprained arms sustained on pavement ice are also quite common with recent kerb stone trips having happened recently.

Serious injury specialists handling compensation in Howden

The impact of a serious or catastrophic injury is acknowledged by Courts and insurance companies when determining injury compensation. A claim should ease the financial burden and reduce the pressure on a Claimant enabling them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

Quittance's panel of expert solicitor firms communicate with Courts and insurers to ensure Claimants impacted by serious accidents get the legal and medical support they need.

Accidents in the workplace

We have handled claims for people, from office workers to humanitarian workers, to claim compensation from their employer. Work accident statistics in the East Riding of Yorkshire local authority reported in accordance with legislation by the Government 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

Road accidents in Howden

Quittance's panel of specialist no win, no fee legal advisors have a wealth of experience in achieving optimum awards for people hurt in a road accident in Howden.

Road accidents involving vehicles in Howden are relatively frequent with a total of 1139 accidents (946 slight accidents, 185 serious accidents and 8 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Riding of Yorkshire local authority. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,211. Incidents in the Howden area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A614 and M62 junction and on the A614 and A63 roundabout.

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help with getting compensation for industrial injuries that range from occupational asthma to chronic silicosis.

Clinical negligence in Howden

Clinical negligence - in the past known as called medical negligence - is the legal term a breach in the duty of care by a healthcare professional. Our panel of injury solicitors acting for East Yorkshire and Howden have worked on clinical negligence claims made against infirmaries and hospitals including Goole and District Hospital, Woodland Avenue, Goole, DN14 6RX.

How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors take care of Howden claims for compensation

Solicitors looking after injury claims in Howden generally work on a Conditional Fee Agreement, or CFA. This is commonly referred to as a No Win, No Fee agreement. This prevents your solicitor from charging any fees if they are not successful.

A 'success fee' is levied by solicitors serving Howden that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. This fee is taken out of your award or settlement and will be usually 25 percent.

Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee promise

Some solicitors may impose additional costs if they lose your case. With a Quittance injury lawyer, your No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with no catches in the small print. Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here

Next steps

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Find out more

Making the right decision for you depends on the correct information. Get any questions answered before you choose a lawyer.

If you need more information before you are ready to call, see our FAQ section.

How to get your claim underway

Once you have made the choice to get underway, you can begin a compensation claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or using the online contact form here.

Talk to a member of Quittance's panel of experts to discuss your potential claim. Phone us on 0800 612 7456 or book a callback.