Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Our personal injury experts are here to help, so you can focus on your recovery.

You can make a compensation claim on a no win, no fee basis. If your injury claim is unsuccessful you won't have to pay any money to your solicitor.

Every year, we help injured people in Malton, North Yorkshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

Yes. Practically speaking, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the context of your injury, whether a child was injured or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.

Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal Injury Claim Checker.

Can a child claim injury compensation?

As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct a solicitor to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child. Whether you were injured on a playground, at school, or anywhere else, you can begin an injury claim at any time until you are 21 years old.

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Child injury compensation claims

Check my claim online

How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the extent of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

Special damages

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)

Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Calculate my injury compensation

Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.

Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.

Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:

Calculate my claim

Road accident claims in Malton

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault in Malton, or anywhere in England or Wales, you may be entitled to claim compensation. A compensation claim could be possible if you were injured as a:

  • Driver or passenger in a car
  • Rider or pillion on a motorbike
  • Lorry, HGV or van driver or passenger
  • Public transport user (bus or taxi)
  • Cyclist or e-scooter rider
  • Pedestrian

Whether you have been hurt in a car accident, or have suffered an injury in a cycling accident, we can help. Our useful guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident compensation claim.

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Claim road accident compensation

Work injury claims in Malton

If you were injured at work in the last three years, you might be able to claim compensation.

By law, employers and site operators owe a duty of care to their staff, to visitors and contractors. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a roofer or a lifeguard, our guide to work accident claims explains what you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

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Work accident compensation

Medical negligence claims in Malton

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a person is injured due to the lack of care of a doctor or other medical professional. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from one of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Malton.

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Clinical negligence compensation

Occupiers liability accident claims in Malton

Owners and operators of privately-owned land or property are known as 'occupiers'. Occupiers have a duty to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of anyone on their property.

Whether your accident occurred in a playground or in a train station, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any financial losses.

If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.

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Public place accident compensation claims

Compensation for serious injuries

Serious or 'catastrophic' injuries are those that can have a long-term impact on your life. Serious injuries typically include head or spinal injuries.

If you have suffered a serious injury, we recognise how important a successful injury claim will be towards supporting your recovery.

Our panel of expert catastrophic injury solicitors understand the difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.Read more:

Serious injury compensation claims

Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?

No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Malton, and across the UK.

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Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Malton No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Malton injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Malton, North Yorkshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.

By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.

You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer before the claim process starts.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?

You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure you will have nothing to pay.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Malton and cross the UK.

If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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FAQs

Has Quittance helped many claimants in Malton?

Whether you live in Malton, North Yorkshire or elsewhere, we can help you to make no win, no fee injury claim.

Whether your injury occurred at work, on public transport or due to a negligent diagnosis our team will make sure your claim is handled by a specialist injury solicitor.

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.

Malton injury solicitor reviews

Although the Solicitors Regulation Authority regulates professional standards for solicitors in England and Wales, the actual quality of service varies widely.

Online reviews will make it easier to choose the best injury lawyer for your needs.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

What are Malton road accident statistics?

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.

Accidents involving drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users in Malton are relatively common. Official gov.uk data shows there were 1382 road accidents in North Yorkshire in 2021 (1006 slight accidents, 342 accidents and 34 fatal accidents). 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.

Work accident statistics in Malton

North Yorkshire Health and Safety Executive data for 2021 revealed there were 576 non-fatal and 7 fatal work accidents. The injured worker was required to take 7 or more days off work in 397 cases.

HSE-reported work accidents in North YorkshireReported Injuries
Undetermined18%
Machinery related7%
Fire related (e.g. scarrs)0%
Exposure to harmful substance2%
Fall from height (ladder)12%
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)5%
Lifting16%
Physical assault2%
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)26%
Struck against2%
Hit by vehicle4%
Hit by object6%
Trapped underneath something0%

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

Read more:

Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes take years.

Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.

This table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:

Personal injury claim type

Estimated claim duration*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

Will I have to go to court?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) compensation payment?

If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.

An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator