A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you live in Northallerton or anywhere else in England or Wales, our personal injury lawyers are able to manage your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Have I got a claim for compensation?

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a claim.

Eligibility to claim

Injury claims should usually be made within a 3-year window.

For the majority of injury claims, proving a claim has three key components. It needs to be proven that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Starting your claim as soon as possible will enable your solicitor to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.

How much can I claim?

The amount of compensation you will receive depends on a number of criteria. Our online compensation calculator provides you with a good idea of the compensation you could win.

Work accident claims in Northallerton

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for Claimants, from members of the army to multimedia programmers, to claim work accident compensation. Work accident information for the Hambleton local authority made available under regulations by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:

Work accidents in Hambleton Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Undetermined152116
Machinery related injury1268
Exposed to explosion100
Exposed to fire302
Exposure to harmful substance523
Fall from height161010
Injured by an animal815
Lifting and handling injuries511626
Physical attack434
Slip, trip, fall same level363325
Struck against341
Struck by moving vehicle734
Hit by object15129
Trapped underneath something033

Find out more: Injured at work claim

Road traffic accident claims in Northallerton

Cars involved in a road accident

Our 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.

Find out more: Road accident compensation claim

Other claims we handle

Medical and clinical negligence in Northallerton

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, our 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

Industrial disease

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

Slips, trips and falls

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.

Northallerton serious injury claims

We recognise the difference an injury claim makes to the lives of severely injured Claimants. By reducing the financial pressure severe injury puts on an injured person, a compensation claim enables Claimants to prioritise their rehabilitation. Our panel of lawyers work with Courts and insurance companies, helping to ensure Claimants impacted by serious accidents receive legal and medical support. Injuries and medical conditions which are considered by the Courts to be serious include cerebral palsy and chemical burns.

Find out more: Serious injury compensation

Northallerton No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Northallerton and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Northallerton, from fast track claims to serious road injury claims. Selected for their track record in recovering compensation, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience recovering compensation for their clients.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

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.

Our 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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

Compensation for a claim can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be settled. The SRA are responsible for regulating the legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many factors of interest to people affected by injury, such as speed or level of service.

Given the impact your lawyer can have on your experience of making a claim, choosing a lawyer that matches your needs is a crucial first step.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for neck injuries causing spondylosis, serious limitation of movement or permanent/recurring pain could vary between ?11,110 and ?20,185 (based on 2015 market research).

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.

See - What is the process for attending a medical?

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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