Whether you live in Knaresborough or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced injury solicitors are able to manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a centre near you .
Do I have a claim for compensation?
If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.
Qualifying for personal injury compensation
Claims should be made within 3 years of the injury in most cases.
People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as noise-induced deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In such cases, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is considered.
In order to win a Knaresborough personal injury case, your lawyer must prove:
- The defendant owed you a duty of care
- The defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
Answers to your legal questions and invaluable guidance can be given on a short, no-obligation phone consultation with a specialist solicitor.
The financial compensation you are likely to get depends on a number of factors. 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 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.
Read more: Road traffic accident claims
Work accident claims in Knaresborough
Quittance has helped people hurt in an accident, from factory workers to journalists, to seek financial compensation. Accident information for the Harrogate local authority are detailed in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Harrogate Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||8||7||8|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chemical and bacterial poisoning)||7||1||0|
|Fall from height||28||17||15|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||3||3||5|
|Lifting and handling injuries||58||37||50|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||68||67||58|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1||6||2|
|Struck by object||26||12||12|
|Trapped underneath something||3||0||0|
Read more: Accident at work claim
Other claims handled by Quittance
Clinical negligence in Knaresborough
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
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
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
Slips, trips and falls
Officially recorded statistics stress the fact that slips and trips are by far the most common accident at work in Yorkshire and the UK. These types of accident are often the initiators of accidents attributed to other reasons e.g. being struck by moving machinery or an asphyxiation accident. Public liability litigation for injuries like broken wrists occurring on pavement cracks are also common with recent trips having occurred on King Edwards Drive and on Crab Lane.
Knaresborough 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 Knaresborough and across the UK.
Find out more about No win, no fee compensation.
Meet the team
Our nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Knaresborough, including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their years of specialist experience and their track record in winning cases.
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.
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.
How to choose the right personal injury solicitor
Choosing a suitable legal expert to act for you is the most important step towards securing the best compensation award for your accident.
How can you make certain you instruct the ideal law firm for your case?
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
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?
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.
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.