Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, Quittance Legal Services can help.
How Quittance can help
We have helped hundreds of people in Northallerton, North Yorkshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Will I be able to make a claim?
The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or if there is an uninsured driver involved.
We can confirm your eligibility to claim over the phone. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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 Northallerton
You may be able to make a claim for compensation if you were injured on Northallerton's roads as the result of another road user's negligence.
No matter if you were hurt in a collision on Northallerton's roads, or were injured in a motorbike accident, our specialist team are here. Our guide to road accident compensation claims sets out what you need to know about starting a claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Northallerton
You may be enttitled to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whatever your job, whether you had a crash or have been exposed to asbestos, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Public place accidents
Health and Safety data demonstrate that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of injury in the Yorkshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the cause of injuries attributed to other reasons like being hit by an object falling from a vehicle, a lifting injury or an animal related accident. Public liability claims for injuries such as broken wrists suffered on slippery pavements are also quite common with pavement trips having happened on the Green and on Forge Lane.
Clinical negligence is the term for when a person suffers injury or illness due to a consultant or other health professional's lack of care. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.
If you just want a better understanding of events instead of injury compensation, you could make a formal complaint. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Harrogate District Hospital, Lancaster Park Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.
Find out more: Medical negligence compensation
Lawyers can help with securing compensation for industrial injuries including anything from industrial deafness to asthma caused by colophony.
Find out more: Industrial disease compensation
Northallerton 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, Northallerton 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 Northallerton, 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
Frequently asked questions
How much experience do you have of injury claims in Northallerton?
We are a nationwide panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that assists people injured in Northallerton, North Yorkshire and throughout the country, obtain compensation.
The solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout North Yorkshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and workplace accidents.
Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and an expert team, mean making a claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.
Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.
Northallerton solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice offered by injury lawyers can vary a great deal.
Researching reviews can certainly help build a picture when thinking about which lawyer to work with.
Find out more Reviews
Do I need to select a local injury lawyer?
The location of a lawyers office is not especially relevant as cases can be managed by phone and email.
It is however necessary to choose a company that has medical facilities near you as you will almost always have to attend a medical exam.
What are the road accident statistics in Northallerton
The panel of qualified no win, no fee personal injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in fighting for the best damages for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Northallerton.
Accidents in the Northallerton region in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the B1333 and A167 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A167 and B6271 mini-roundabout.
What are the Northallerton work accident statistics?
The most up to date 2019 work accident information for the Hambleton Local Authority (2013/14) was available under regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive in the following table:
|Work accidents in Hambleton Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||8|
|Exposed to explosion||0|
|Exposed to fire||2|
|Exposure to harmful substance||3|
|Fall from height||10|
|Injured by an animal||5|
|Lifting and handling injuries||26|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||25|
|Struck by moving vehicle||4|
|Hit by object||9|
|Trapped underneath something||3|
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.