Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
Each year, we help hundreds of people in North Yorkshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Can I make a claim?
The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or how close to the claim limitation date you are.
It costs nothing to find out if you can claim. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal 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 North Yorkshire
You can claim injury compensation if you are hurt in an accident on North Yorkshire's roads because of another driver's carelessness.
Regardless of whether you have been involved in a motorbike accident, or have been hurt in a car accident on North Yorkshire's roads, the Quittance guide sets out how to make a road accident claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in North Yorkshire
If you were injured at work in the last three years and it wasn?t your fault, you might be able to claim compensation.
Whatever you do for a living, whether you fractured a bone or developed hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Injuries in a public place
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.
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.
Read more about Medical negligence compensation
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
North Yorkshire 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, North Yorkshire 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 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.
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:
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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.
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 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?
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.