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

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, we can help.

Our personal injury services

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

Am I entitled to make a claim?

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

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

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful claim will be possible, including the type of illness or injury, whether a child was injured or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.

Talk to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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

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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Hull road accident claims

Hull cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians are entitled to make a claim for compensation if they are hurt because of someone else's negligence.

It does not matter whether you sustained an injury in a hit-and-run, or were hurt in a car accident on Hull's roads, our road accident compensation claim guide explains what you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Hull

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

No matter what your job is - whether you are a bricklayer injured on a building site or a cleaner hurt in an office, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Accidents in a public place

Recorded statistics expose the fact that slips, trips and falls continue to be the most common cause of injury in the Kingston upon Hull workplace. Slips and trips are typically the initiators of injuries recorded in another category, such as being hit by an object falling from a vehicle or an electrocution accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like broken shoulders happening on pavement ice are also common with street falls having happened on Prospect Street and in Prospect Centre.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can help claimants with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from allergic contact dermatitis to asthma caused by latex.

More about Industrial disease compensation claim

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

The long-term effect of serious injury is recognised by the Courts when determining injury compensation. By limiting the stress a serious or catastrophic injury imposes on an injured claimant and their dependants, a successful claim allows claimants to focus on recovery.

Quittance's network of lawyers have aided claimants affected by serious accidents.

More about Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Hull 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, Hull 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 Hull, 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

Starting a claim

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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FAQs

What experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Hull?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that assists injured people in Hull, East Yorkshire and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in East Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from injuries sustained from a fall at work to car passenger accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, enables you to focus on your recovery.

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

Do I need to go with a local solicitor ?

The location of a firm is not particularly relevant as cases are usually managed remotely.

However, you should select a solicitors practice that has medical facilities near you as you will usually be expected to go to a medical examination.

Read about : Do you have a medical centre in or near Hull?

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for a serious back injury, for example, ranges from £59,950 to £71,500 (based on 2015 market data).

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Read Hull personal injury solicitor reviews

Service standards offered by lawyers, as with any service, can vary significantly.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be instructive if you are attempting to decide which solicitor best serves your needs.

Read more Personal injury solicitors reviews

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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.

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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