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?

If you suffered an injury or ilness, 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.

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.

Making 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.

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?

What types of claims for compensation does Quittance handle in Malton?

Our panel of solicitors help clients get compensation for a wide range of injury and illness.

Workplace accidents

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

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.

Road traffic claims

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.

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.

Medical negligence in Malton

Medical negligence, which is now more correctly referred to as clinical negligence, is when an injury or illness is suffered by a person a breach of duty by a healthcare professional. Quittance's panel of injury solicitors covering Malton have handled claims filed against private and NHS hospitals that include Malton Norton & District Hospital, Middlecave Road, Malton, YO17 7NG.

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.

How No Win, No Fee injury lawyers look after claims for compensation in Malton

Lawyers taking care of claims in Malton and North Yorkshire generally act on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement. This is commonly referred to as a No Win, No Fee agreement.

This No Win, No Fee agreement prevents your solicitor from being able to charge you any fees if they lose the case.

A success fee is levied by lawyers who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The success fee is generally 25% and is deducted from your compensation settlement.

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Some solicitors could impose additional costs should the case end prematurely. With our solicitors, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with no catches whatsoever.

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What happens next?

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get your questions answered

We offer clear information to help you decide whether to make an injury claim.

Find more information online without needing to call a solicitor. Find our frequently asked questions here.

How to get a injury claim started

You can begin the injury claim here or call us on 0800 612 7456.

Our specialist team help people every day. Would you like to know more? You can request a no-obligation callback or phone 0800 612 7456 today.