A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

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.

Do I have a claim?

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.

Compensation calculator

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.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Knaresborough

Cars involved in a road accident

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

Worker injured in accident

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 Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Electrical injury012
Machinery related injury878
Fire related001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chemical and bacterial poisoning)710
Fall from height281715
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)335
Lifting and handling injuries583750
Slip, trip, fall same level686758
Struck against1266
Struck by moving vehicle162
Struck by object261212
Trapped underneath something300

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

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

Serious injury

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.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

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

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?

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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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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