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If you have been injured and you think it is someone else's fault, you could make a claim for financial compensation.

How were you injured?

The steps required to win a personal injury claim will depend on what caused your injury or illness.

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Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

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

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?

Yes. In reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful claim will be possible, including the context of your injury, where the injury occurred or whether causation can be established.

A short phone call will let you know whether you have a valid compensation claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker.

What if I was injured as a child?

An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child.

If you were injured when you were under 18 years old, you have until your 21st birthday to make claim.

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Child injury compensation claims

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.

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.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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.

Road accident claims in Market Weighton

Car, HGV, cycle and motorcycle accidents in Market Weighton are relatively common. Department of Transport data shows there were 749 road accidents in East Riding of Yorkshire in 2021 (559 slight accidents, 169 accidents and 21 fatalities).

We can help people injured in road accidents that have occurred in Market Weighton and throughout England and Wales. You may be able to claim compensation if you were injured as a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian and another road user was liable.

whether you were hurt in a car crash, or have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, our specialist team can help. This guide to road accident compensation claims explains what you need to know about how to get started.

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Work accident claims in Market Weighton

In East Riding of Yorkshire, there were 407 non-fatal work accidents and 0 fatalities in 2021, based on Health and Safety Executive (HSE) records.

Have you have had an accident at work and your employer or another member of staff was negligent? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.

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 gardener or a site labourer, our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

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Work accident compensation claims

How common are Market Weighton work accidents?

East Riding of Yorkshire work accidents (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
General16%
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)0%
Machinery related injury4%
Explosion related (e.g. gas)0%
Exposed to fire0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)2%
Fall from height9%
Animal related (e.g. livestock)1%
Manual handling23%
Physical assault3%
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)25%
Struck against4%
Struck by moving vehicle2%
Struck by object11%
Trapped by something collapsing0%

Clinical negligence claims in Market Weighton

When a patient sustains an injury or illness due to a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against a clinic or NHS trust covering Market Weighton.

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Claim clinical negligence compensation

Public place accidents claims in Market Weighton

Owners and operators (occupiers) of publicly accessible premises have a duty of care to ensure the safety of anyone on their property.

Whether your accident occurred at an airport or on a pothole, and someone else was at fault, you may be entitled to make an injury claim.

If you have been injured in an accident in a public place, we can help.

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Public place accident compensation claims

Serious injury compensation

Life-altering injuries are often referred to as serious or catastrophic injuries for the purposes of a compensation claim. Serious injuries include brain injuries, and skull or spinal fractures.

If your life, or the life of a family member, has been affected by a serious injury, we can help.

A claim will ease the financial burden, helping you and your family to focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert personal injury lawyers coordinate with insurance providers and medical professionals, so you get the rounded support you need.

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Serious injury compensation

Will I have to visit my solicitor's office in person?

If you are planning to start a claim, you do not need to go to a solicitor's office.

You can talk to a legally-trained advisor about your accident or injury, before you choose to start a claim.

If you decide to start a claim, you will speak to a specialist solicitor. Your solicitor will always be available to answer any questions, and they will keep you updated every step of the way.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

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 Market Weighton and cross the UK.

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  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
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FAQs

Has Quittance helped many Market Weighton injury claimants?

We can help you start a claim for no win, no fee injury compensation, whether you live in Market Weighton, East Yorkshire, or anywhere in the UK.

Regardless of whether you were hurt at work or due to clinical negligence, your injury lawyer will recover the best possible compensation for your injuries.

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

Market Weighton solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, but service levels vary considerably.

Online reviews and personal recommendations will help you to find the right solicitor for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

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.

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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?

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator