Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

How can we help

Each year, we help hundreds of people in Pickering, North Yorkshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or whether a minor was injured.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

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:

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Road accident claims in Pickering

If you are injured in an accident on Pickering's roads due to a negligent road user, you have a right to claim injury compensation.

It does not matter whether you sustained an injury in a motorcycle accident on Pickering's roads, or have been hurt in a crash at a junction, Quittance's useful guide sets out how to make a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Pickering

Have you been injured at work and your employer was responsible? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how to start a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

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.

Public place accident 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

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

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

Other types of claim

Pickering 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, Pickering 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 Pickering, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Caring and sensitive support

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.

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Frequently asked questions

Have the 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.

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.

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?

What are the road accident statistics in Pickering

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

What are the Pickering work accident statistics?

The latest 2019 accident at work figures in the Ryedale Local Authority (2013/14) was available under RIDDOR by the Health and Saftey Executive as follows:

Workplace accidents in Ryedale Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Undetermined15
Machinery related6
Fire related (e.g. scarrs)0
Exposure to harmful substance2
Fall from height (ladder)10
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)4
Lifting14
Physical assault2
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)22
Struck against2
Hit by vehicle3
Hit by object5
Trapped underneath something0

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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