Updated: Sunday, 7th August 2016
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 .
Making a personal injury claim
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.
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?
What types of claims does Quittance handle in Knaresborough and North Yorkshire?
Quittance's panel of lawyers have helped clients in Knaresborough and throughout North Yorkshire whose situations were diverse and which resulted in serious injury. Examples of compensatable injuries in Knaresborough include:
Clinical negligence in Knaresborough
Clinical negligence, formerly called medical negligence, is where there has been a breach of the duty of care by a GP or any other medical professional, either NHS or private. Our specialist panel of solicitors covering North Yorkshire and Knaresborough have helped people with compensation claims filed against health services including Harrogate District Hospital, Lancaster Park Road, Harrogate, HG2 7SX.
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.
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.
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|
Road traffic accidents in Knaresborough
Quittances 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.
Solicitors can assist with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from asbestos related illness to dioxin poisoning.
No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers in Knaresborough
In the event that you succeed in the injury claim, the legal costs will be settled by the Defendant. If your lawyer loses the case, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your lawyer confirms that you are not required to pay the lawyer's fees.
A success fee will be charged by Knaresborough lawyers that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. This fee will be generally 25 percent and is deducted from your compensation.
100% No Win, No Fee
We warrant that No Win, No Fee means the injured party shall not have to pay the solicitor's legal costs should the claim is lost. Click here to learn more about about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
What should happen next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Find out more
Making the right decision for you depends on having the correct information. Get any questions answered before you choose a solicitor.
Find answers to common questions asked by injured people on the FAQ page.
Start a compensation claim
Phone a personal injury solicitor on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to get the injury claim underway, or you can begin the injury claim here.
Quittance's team of personal injury specialists are here to help. Would you like to know more? You can request a free callback or call 0800 612 7456 today.