Personal injury claims help and support

If your life or work has been affected by your injury, we can help.

If your injuries were caused by someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to claim financial compensation.

How did your injury occur?

Your specialist injury solicitor will follow a specific process, depending on what caused your injury or illness.

Please select how you were injured to find out more:

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.

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.

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

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.

Do I have longer to claim if injured as a child?

If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'. Whether you were injured at school, in a playground or any other circumstance, you can begin an injury claim at any time until you are 21 years old.

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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 Middlesbrough

Official 2021 data recorded 225 road accidents in Middlesbrough. 165 slight accidents, 59 accidents and 1 fatalities occurred on Middlesbrough's roads in 2021. Incidents in the Middlesbrough region in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A66 and A19 slip road and on the single carriageway of the A1032 and B6541 roundabout.

If you've been injured by another road user's actions or negligence, we can help you get the support and financial compensation you need for your recovery.

Whether you were injured in a motorbike accident, or have been hurt in a crash, our guide to road accident compensation explains what you need to know about how to get started.

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Claim road accident compensation

Work injury claims in Middlesbrough

In Middlesbrough, there were 156 non-fatal work accidents and 0 fatalities in 2021, according to official Government data.

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.

All employers owe a duty of care to their employees. Whether you were injured or made ill when working as a fitness trainer or a roofer, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful claim.

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Work accident compensation

How common are work accidents in Middlesbrough?

Middlesbrough work accidents (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Undefined21%
Electric shock0%
Machinery related injury2%
Explosion related0%
Exposed to fire1%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. carbon monoxide poisoning)6%
Fall from height (ladder)5%
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)1%
Lifting and handling injuries17%
Physical assault12%
Slip, trip, fall same level27%
Struck against1%
Hit by vehicle2%
Hit by object6%
Trapped by something collapsing1%

Medical negligence claims in Middlesbrough

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. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against any of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Middlesbrough, including South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (The James Cook University Hospital, Marton Road, Middlesbrough, Cleveland).

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Public place accident claims in Middlesbrough

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 happened on a loose paving stone on a footpath or on a wet floor at a supermarket, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any financial losses.

If you have suffered an injury as a result of an accident in public, we can help.

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Public place accident claims

Serious injury compensation claims

Claims for particularly serious injuries might include brain injuries, and skull or spinal fractures.

We understand how vital catastrophic injury compensation can be, helping you to focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. A claim will help to ease the financial burden, stress and uncertainty following a serious accident.

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Serious injury compensation claims

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

Personal injury claims are carried out by phone, post and email, so there will be no need to travel to your solicitor's office when claiming compensation.

You can begin with a free phone consultation with a legally-trained advisor. Your advisor will set out your options for compensation, and there is no obligation to proceed.

When you decide to go ahead, the next step is to discuss your case with an expert solicitor. Your solicitor will handle every stage of your claim and will be there to answer any questions you have.

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 Middlesbrough and cross the UK.

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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 Middlesbrough?

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

Whether your injury occurred in a car accident or due to medical negligence our team will make sure your claim is handled by a specialist injury solicitor.

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.

Middlesbrough personal injury solicitor reviews

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

Online reviews and word of mouth will make it easier choose the best injury lawyer for your needs.

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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.

Read more:

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