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?

Updated: September 18, 2016

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.

Elligibility to make a personal 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 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.

Road traffic accident claims in Howden

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Further information: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Howden

Worker injured in accident

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
General716673
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

Further information: No win, no fee work accident claim

Other types of claim

Industrial disease

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

Further information: Industrial disease compensation claim

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.

Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

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.

Clinical negligence in Howden

Medical negligence describes when a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of a consultant or other health professional's lack of care. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

You could make a formal complaint if you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened rather than starting an injury claim. You can write to Trust HQ, Willerby Hill, Beverley Road, Willerby, Hull, Yorkshire(East Riding), for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Humber NHS Foundation Trust.

Further information: Clinical negligence compensation claims

Howden 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 Howden and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the QLS team

Our national network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Howden and including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their success rate in winning claims, our lawyers have years of experience.

Meet more of the Quittance team: click here.

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

What is your track record of injury claims in Howden?

Quittance is a national panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that helps people in Howden, East Yorkshire and across the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In the last 12 months, we assisted hundreds of claimants across East Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including scaffolding accidents and car accidents.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

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 won't have to pay a penny to start a 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.

See : Compare solicitors

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.

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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