A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Malton or anywhere else in England or Wales, our injury solicitors will handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a compensation claim?

Updated: September 12, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and a third party was liable, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within three years of the date of the injury.

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like hand-arm vibration syndrome are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis, is what starts the three-year time limit in these situations.

To win a Malton personal injury case, your lawyer must prove:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
  • That duty was breached by the Defendant
  • The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

Your solicitor can take you through these key points and will explain how they apply to your claim.

Calculate your compensation

The compensation you will be awarded will depend on a number of factors. Our easy to use injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

Work accident claims in Malton

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped people, from office workers to materials engineers, to seek financial compensation. Work injury statistics for the Ryedale local authority are detailed under legislation by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:

Work accidents in Ryedale Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Undetermined151315
Machinery related536
Fire related (e.g. scars)100
Exposure to harmful substance102
Fall from height (ladder)11510
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)934
Lifting281514
Physical assault302
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)322322
Struck against712
Hit by vehicle113
Hit by object1395
Trapped underneath something010

Find out more: Work injury claims

Road traffic accident claims in Malton

Cars involved in a road accident

Incidents in the Malton region in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A169 and B1257 roundabout and on the A64 and A169 roundabout.

Quittance's network of qualified road traffic accident (RTA) solicitors have years of experience in securing the best damages for Claimants injured in a car or motorbike accident in Malton.

Find out more: Road accident compensation claim

Other claims

Serious injury

Courts understand that serious injuries can have a life-altering effect on an affected individual and their dependants. A successful claim should lessen the financial burden and reduce stress so a Claimant so they can prioritise rehabilitation. Quittance's network of expert law firms have aided Claimants recover damages for many catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and illnesses referred to as serious and catastrophic include brain tumours and asbestos-related disease.

Find out more: Serious injury compensation

Slip and trip accidents

Officially reported statistics highlight the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are still the most frequent accident at work in Yorkshire and the UK in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are often forerunner to accidents attributed to other reasons like being hit by moving machinery, being trapped by something or a harmful substance accident. Public liability accident claims injuries, such as broken ankles suffered on potholes are also quite common with incidents having occurred in the area.

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from allergic contact dermatitis to asthma caused by grain.

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation

Medical negligence in Malton

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a patient is injured as the result of the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are just looking for closure instead of injury compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to make a formal complaint against Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Harrogate District Hospital, Lancaster Park Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

Find out more: Medical negligence compensation

Malton 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 Malton and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance's national panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Malton, including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their track record in winning claims and their knowledge and expertise.

Meet the team - click here.

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

How much experience do you have of claims in Malton?

We are a national network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Malton, North Yorkshire and across the country, recover injury compensation.

In the last 12 months, we helped 100's of claimants throughout North Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including injuries sustained at work and car accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, means you can 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.

Tips for choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer to handle your claim

Choosing the best legal team to assist you is the most important step towards successfully claiming the best compensation award for your illness or injuries.

What is the best way to ensure you choose the ideal company for your case?

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Malton solicitor reviews

Service standards provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, can differ considerably.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can be instructive if you are mulling over which lawyer to pick.

Find out more Solicitor reviews

Will you need to select a local injury lawyer ?

Going for a local solicitors office is less relevant as cases are, as a matter of course, run by phone and email.

It is however necessary to choose a solicitors practice with medical facilities near you as Claimants will have to go to a medical examination.

Read more - Do 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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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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