A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

No matter whether you are based in Pickering or anywhere in the country, we can manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Have I got a compensation claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and someone else owed you a duty of care, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.

In the majority of cases, there are three elements to making a successful claim. It needs to be proven that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Legal and practical advice will be given on a short, no-obligation phone consultation with a personal injury solicitor.

Find out how much you can claim

The financial compensation you are likely to get is based on a number of factors. Our online calculator gives an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Pickering

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of proficient road traffic accident injury solicitors have vast experience in obtaining optimum compensation for people who have been injured in a car or motorbike crash in Pickering.

Find out more: Road accident compensation claims

Work accident claims in Pickering

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claimants, from plasterers to petroleum engineers, to claim injury compensation. Accident at work figures in the Ryedale local authority made available under RIDDOR by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:

Workplace accidents in Ryedale Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related536
Fire related (e.g. scars)100
Exposure to harmful substance102
Fall from height (ladder)11510
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)934
Physical assault302
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)322322
Struck against712
Hit by vehicle113
Hit by object1395
Trapped underneath something010

Find out more: Work accident compensation

Other injury claims

Pickering solicitors for serious injury claims

The long-term impact of a serious or catastrophic injury is understood by Courts and insurance companies when they are determining what a claim is worth.

By limiting the financial stress a serious or catastrophic injury puts on a claimant and their dependants, a claim helps them to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of law firms have aided people collect compensation for a wide range of severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and illnesses referred to as serious and catastrophic include bowel cancer, brain tumours and serious psychiatric harm.

Find out more: Serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with getting compensation for industrial injuries that range from occupational asthma to siderosis.

Find out more: Industrial disease claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Officially reported data underscore the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent accident at work in Yorkshire and the UK in 2015. They are often the cause of accidents recorded in a different category e.g. being hit by hand tools in use, when supporting another person or a drowning accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries such as facial scarring experienced on pavement cracks are also quite common with pavement trips having happened on Main Street.

Medical and clinical negligence in Pickering

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a GP or other health worker. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

You could make a formal complaint if you are only looking for an explanation as to what went wrong instead of financial compensation. You can contact Harrogate District Hospital, Lancaster Park Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, for example, to make a complaint against Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust.

Find out more: Medical negligence claim

Pickering No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Pickering and throughout the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance's national panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Pickering and have a wealth of experience in short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our solicitors are selected for their specialist knowledge and their track record in recovering compensation.

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

Have Quittance solicitors won many injury claims in Pickering?

Quittance is a national panel of specialist solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Pickering, North Yorkshire and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we assisted 100's of claimants throughout North Yorkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including workplace accidents and car accidents.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, make the claims process 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. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

Help for potential claimants searching for a solicitor

Identifying a suitable solicitor to act for you is a critical step towards successfully claiming the best compensation settlement.

What is the best way to make certain you choose the best solicitors' practice for your specific circumstances?

Pickering personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by solicitors can vary significantly.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can be a good place to start if you are considering which solicitor to act for you.

See Reviews

The contrast in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums between lawyers is huge.

E.g. the amount of compensation retained by an injured person awarded ?91,826 for severe arm injuries can vary from ?55,096 to ?78,052.

Additional reading : How to compare personal injury solicitors

Will you need to select a local Pickering solicitor ?

Choosing a nearby firm is not especially important as cases are, as a matter of course, managed by phone, post and email.

You will need to go with a firm with medical facilities near you as you will almost always be expected to attend a medical exam.

More on : Will I have to attend 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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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