A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Hull or anywhere else in the UK, our solicitors will help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a centre near you .

Can I make a compensation claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and a third party was to blame, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions such as hand-arm vibration syndrome may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date of diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in these cases.

To win a personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

The solicitor should explain how your claim relates to each of the points.

Injury claims calculator

The personal injury compensation you will receive depends on a number of criteria. Our easy to use injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

Road traffic accident claims in Hull

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of trained injury solicitors are experienced in obtaining the highest awards for anyone hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Hull.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Hull are relatively common. Official statistics show a total of 1010 accidents (887 slight accidents, 116 serious accidents and 7 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Kingston upon Hull local authority district. In 2014 the total had increased to 1,017. Accidents in the Hull region in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A165 and A1033 crossroads and on the A1079 and A63 roundabout.

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Work accident claims in Hull

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for people, from nurses to horticultural consultants, to claim for their work related injuries.

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Other types of claim

Industrial disease

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

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Hull serious injury compensation claims

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.

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Slip and trip accidents

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.

Medical and clinical negligence in Hull

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you only want a better understanding of events as opposed to starting an injury claim. To make a formal complaint against Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, for example, you can contact Hull Royal Infirmary, Anlaby Road, Hull.

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Hull No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Hull and the whole of the UK.

See: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

Quittance's national network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Hull, including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their success rate in winning claims and their specialist expertise.

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

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.

FAQs

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.

Choosing the right injury lawyer

You will be in contact with your lawyer for a long period of time, from many months for less serious injuries to potentially years for claims for very severe injury. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), but the quality of service does vary.

Given the impact your lawyer can have on your life and your recovery, finding a solicitor that meets your needs is a crucial first step.

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.

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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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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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