Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.

How Quittance can help

We have helped hundreds of people in Howden, East Yorkshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Can I claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

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

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or whether a child was injured.

Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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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Howden road accident claims

Drivers have a right to claim compensation if they have been hurt on Howden's roads as the result of another party's negligence.

Whether you were involved as a pedestrian on Howden's roads, or have been hurt in a collision, this guide to road accident claims explains everything you need to know about what to do.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Howden

If you have been injured as a result of your employer's negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.

No matter what your employment status, whether you are a vet's assistant injured by an animal or a mechanic injured in a garage, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place 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.

Public place accident claims

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

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

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

Other types of claim

Howden 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, Howden 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 Howden, 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 legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

The Quittance Team

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 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.

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.

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 are the road accident statistics 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.

Howden work accident statistics

The most up to date 2019 work accident stats in the East Riding of Yorkshire Local Authority (2013/14) reported in accordance with legislation by the Government 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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