Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If either you or a member of your family have been hurt in an accident, we can help you make a compensation claim.
How we can help you
We have helped hundreds of people in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire and across the UK claim compensation for:
Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident, the location of the injury or whether liability can be proved.
It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to injury compensation. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Injury 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
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 Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough drivers and other road users can claim injury compensation if they have been hurt as the result of someone else's negligence.
Whether you were injured in a motorbike accident, or have been hurt in a crash, the Quittance guide to road accident compensation explains what you need to know about how to get started.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Middlesbrough
Have you have had an accident at work and your employer or another member of staff was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.
No matter what you do for a living, whether you had a fall or have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Injuries in a public place
HSE figures reveal that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of injury in the Yorkshire workplace in 2014/15. They are sometimes the precursor to accidents attributed to other causes like being struck by machinery, a lifting injury or a quarry drowning accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like sprained ankles sustained on obstructed footpaths are also quite prevalent with falls having happened on the Market Place and on Marshall Avenue.
When a patient is injured or becomes ill due to a GP, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.
If you only want closure as opposed to a compensation award, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to The James Cook University Hospital, Marton Road, Middlesbrough, Cleveland.
For more information: Medical negligence compensation
Litigators can assist with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from chemical poisoning to irritant contact dermatitis.
For more information: Industrial disease compensation
Middlesbrough 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, Middlesbrough 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 Middlesbrough, North 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.
How do I start the process?
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 won many injury claims in Middlesbrough?
Quittance is a national panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps people injured in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire and across the country, obtain compensation.
The solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout North Yorkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from injuries sustained at work to whiplash.
With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on your recovery.
Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.
Reviews for lawyers in Middlesbrough
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from formal and traditional to more casual and friendly. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.
Will I need to select a local legal firm?
The whereabouts of the law firm is not especially relevant as cases are usually managed by phone, post and email.
It is however necessary to go with a law firm that offers medical facilities near you as claimants will usually be expected to go to a medical examination.
Read more - Do I have to attend a medical?
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.