Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.
How we can help you
Each year, we help hundreds of people in Market Weighton, East Yorkshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
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).
Are there any exceptions?
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:
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
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
Market Weighton cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians should be able to claim compensation if they have been hurt because of someone else's carelessness.
It does not matter if you were hurt in a crash on Market Weighton's roads, 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.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Market Weighton
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.
However your injury occurred, whether you had a fall from height or have been exposed to asbestos, our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Accidents in a public place
Official figures demonstrate that employee slips and trips are the most common accident in the East Riding Of Yorkshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes connected to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by an object falling from a machine, when helping another person or a lake drowning accident. Public liability cases for injuries like broken wrists suffered on poorly maintained roads are also quite common with trips having occurred on Main St and on Finkle St.
Personal injury lawyers can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from bladder cancer to farmers lung.
More claim types
The Quittance team understand the critical difference a compensation claim makes to the lives of people who have been affected by serious and catastrophic injury. Compensation will ease the financial burden on a claimant and their dependants so they can prioritise recovery.
Quittance's panel of expert law firms have helped claimants claim damages for numerous major injuries and conditions. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as catastrophic or serious range from bowel cancer to cerebral palsy.
Market Weighton No win, no fee Solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Under a CFA, Market Weighton injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.
The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Market Weighton, East Yorkshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your 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.
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 there will be nothing to pay.
Advice and help
Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.
Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.
If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.
We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Have the solicitors handled many Market Weighton claims?
Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Market Weighton, East Yorkshire and across the UK, recover injury compensation.
In the last 12 months, we have assisted hundreds of people throughout East Yorkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including slips and trips at work and car accidents.
With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.
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.
Injury lawyer reviews in Market Weighton - What to consider
Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.
Will I have to choose a personal injury solicitor near me?
Many solicitors operate nationwide, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
In general, the only aspect that will need to be performed locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
The disparity in the level of success fees and ATE premiums between solicitors often surprises claimants.
To illustrate the point, the amount retained by an injured person who was awarded £21,091 for bronchitis could vary from £12,655 to £17,927.
Additional reading - Get a personal injury quote
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If 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 on behalf of the injured person.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?
You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.
However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.
How long will my claim take?
The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can 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.
Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:
Personal injury claim type
Estimated claim duration*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.
Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.
Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?
No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.
Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.
Can I get an early 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 before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.