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

If you've been injured in an accident, we can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

How Quittance can help

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

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you sustained an injury:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or how close to the claim limitation date you are.

Speak to an expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. You can also 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 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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Road accident claims in Knaresborough

Drivers, pedestrians and riders have a right to claim injury compensation if they have been hurt on Knaresborough's roads as the result of another party's carelessness.

Whether you were a passenger in a car accident, or have suffered an injury riding a cycle on Knaresborough's roads, our expert guide explains what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Knaresborough

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any other losses or expenses.

Whatever your job is, whether you a civil engineer injured in the field or a paramedic injured in the line of duty, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Clinical negligence

Clinical negligence describes when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a consultant or other health professional. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are only looking for a deeper understanding of what happened as opposed to claiming compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. To raise a complaint against Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Harrogate District Hospital, Lancaster Park Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

Read more: Medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from asbestos related illness to dioxin poisoning.

Read more: Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

Quittance's team recognise the difference a compensation claim will make to the lives of severely injured claimants.

Quittance's team fight to get the maximum compensation for severe injuries, including compensation for long-term medical treatment and care costs. Our network of solicitor firms have helped people claim damages for numerous major injuries and conditions. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as catastrophic or serious include eye injuries, birth negligence and cancer.

Read more: Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Knaresborough 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, Knaresborough 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 Knaresborough, North 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

We are Quittance Legal Services

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

Has Quittance won many injury claims in Knaresborough?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of specialist personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In 2017, we helped hundreds of people in North Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to part-time worker injuries.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, mean making a claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.

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.

Reviews for lawyers in Knaresborough

Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.

Do you need to instruct a local Knaresborough legal firm ?

The whereabouts of the law firm is not critical as cases are normally managed remotely.

It is however necessary to go with a law firm with a national network as you will almost always be expected to attend a medical assessment.

Read about - Will I have to attend a medical?

What are the road accident statistics in Knaresborough

Quittance's panel of knowledgeable personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in negotiating optimum compensation for anyone who has been hurt in a road accident in Knaresborough.

Incidents in the Knaresborough area in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A658 and B6163 slip road and on the single carriageway of the A6055 and A59 junction.

Knaresborough work accident statistics

The latest 2019 accident information for the Harrogate Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Saftey Executive excerpted below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Harrogate Local AuthorityReported Injuries
Undefined17
Electrical injury2
Machinery related injury8
Fire related1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chemical and bacterial poisoning)0
Fall from height15
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)5
Lifting and handling injuries50
Assault10
Slip, trip, fall same level58
Struck against6
Struck by moving vehicle2
Struck by object12
Trapped underneath something0

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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