A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in North Yorkshire or anywhere else in the UK, our injury lawyers will take on your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a claim for injury compensation?

Updated: September 15, 2016

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and another person owed you a duty of care, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims for personal injury compensation must usually be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.

To win a personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

A free phone call with an expert lawyer will provide answers and useful advice.

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Compensation calculator

The total compensation you are likely to get is based on a number of factors. Our claim calculator gives you an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

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Work accident claims in North Yorkshire

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people, from dental nurses to nurses, to secure financial compensation awards.

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Road traffic accident claims in North Yorkshire

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in North Yorkshire are relatively commonplace. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 2273 accidents (1797 slight accidents, 425 serious accidents and 51 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Yorkshire local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 2,258.

Our panel of proficient no win no fee litigators are experienced in fighting for optimum settlements for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in North Yorkshire.

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Other injury claims

Medical negligence in North Yorkshire

When a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of a registrar, nurse or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you only want closure instead of claiming compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. You can contact Harrogate District Hospital, Lancaster Park Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust.

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Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from dermatitis claims to chromium related illnesses.

Read more about Industrial disease compensation

Slip and trip injuries

Recorded figures show that employee slips and trips continue to be the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are frequently related to accidents recorded in a different category for instance being hit by hand tools in use or a river drowning accident. Public liability cases for injuries like broken wrists happening on potholes are also quite prevalent with recent pavement trips having happened recently.

North Yorkshire serious injury compensation claims

The lasting impact serious and catastrophic injury can have will be acknowledged by Courts and insurance companies when working out compensation. A claim will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues on a Claimant and their family so they can prioritise recovery.

Our network of solicitor firms have aided families receive compensation for a wide range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injury and illness categorised as serious and catastrophic include concussion and cerebral palsy.

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North Yorkshire 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 North Yorkshire and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

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Meet our team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in North Yorkshire, from less severe claims to life-changing injury. Selected on the basis of their winning track record, our solicitors have years of experience recovering compensation for their clients.

To meet more of our team, click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What experience do your solicitors have of winning claims in North Yorkshire?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people in North Yorkshire and throughout the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout North Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and scaffolding accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, make the claims process as stress-free as possible.

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FAQs

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.

How to pick the right personal injury solicitor for you

Identifying the most appropriate lawyer to help you is a crucial step towards getting the most compensation for your accident.

How do you make sure you select the most appropriate law firm to advise you?

Injury lawyer reviews in North Yorkshire - Tips for comparing firms

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to formal and traditional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.

Do I need to go with a local legal firm ?

The location of a law firm is not particularly important as injury cases are managed by phone, post and email.

You will need to go with a firm that has medical facilities near you as you will have to attend a medical exam.

Further reading : Do I have to attend a medical?

The disparity in success fees between law firms is quite significant

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant being awarded compensation of ?26,594 for significant hip or pelvis injuries without serious permanent damage could conceivably vary from ?15,956 to ?22,605.

Additional reading How much compensation can you claim?

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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