A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Market Weighton or anywhere else in England or Wales, our personal injury solicitors can assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and another person was liable, we can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like repetitive strain injuries may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is important.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your solicitor must demonstrate:

  • 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

Compensation Calculator

The compensation you will be awarded depends on a number of factors. Our claim calculator provides an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Market Weighton

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people injured in an accident, from building site contractors to manufacturing engineers, to claim for their work related injuries. Accident statistics in the East Riding of Yorkshire local authority are compiled in accordance with reporting legislation by the Government in the table below:

Work accidents in East Riding of Yorkshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)410
Machinery related injury253220
Explosion related (e.g. gas)100
Exposed to fire512
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)13511
Fall from height483141
Animal related (e.g. livestock)745
Manual handling163109106
Physical assault401112
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)158153115
Struck against272617
Struck by moving vehicle291911
Struck by object834851
Trapped by something collapsing340

See: Work injury compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Market Weighton

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of professional no win no fee personal injury lawyers have vast experience in negotiating the best compensation for claimants injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Market Weighton.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Market Weighton are relatively common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 1139 accidents (946 slight accidents, 185 serious accidents and 8 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Riding of Yorkshire local authority district. In 2014 the total had increased to 1,211.

See: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other claims handled by Quittance

Serious injury specialists handling claims in Market Weighton

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.

See: Serious injury compensation

Slips and trips

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.

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from bladder cancer to farmers lung.

See: Industrial disease compensation

Clinical and medical negligence in Market Weighton

When a patient is injured or becomes ill due to a registrar, nurse or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you just want closure rather than financial damages, you could use the NHS Resolution process. You can contact Trust HQ, Willerby Hill, Beverley Road, Willerby, Hull, Yorkshire(East Riding), for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Humber NHS Foundation Trust.

See: Medical negligence compensation

Market Weighton No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Market Weighton and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the team

Quittance's national panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Market Weighton, including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their track record in winning cases and their level of specialist experience.

Meet the team - click here.

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

Have Quittance 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.

Locating the best personal injury lawyer

Compensation for a personal injury claim can take months, and even years in cases of serious injury, to be paid. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), however service levels can vary.

Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your recovery, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is a crucial first step.

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.

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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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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