Making a personal injury compensation claim
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Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim.
Every year, we help injured people in Pocklington, East Yorkshire and across the UK get the compensation they need.
How did your injury happen?
The steps required to win a personal injury claim will depend on what caused your injury or illness.
Can I claim compensation?
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 other factors that could affect my right to claim?
Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or where the injury occurred.
It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to injury compensation. 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.
Do I have longer to claim if injured as a child?
Whether you were hurt on a playground, on a school trip, or in any other situation, you can start a claim at any point until your 21st birthday.
If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
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.
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 Pocklington
Government data indicates there were 749 road accidents in East Riding of Yorkshire in 2021 (559 slight accidents, 169 accidents and 21 fatalities).
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault in Pocklington, or anywhere in England or Wales, you may be entitled to claim compensation. A compensation claim could be possible if you were injured as a:
- Driver or passenger in a car
- Rider or pillion on a motorbike
- Lorry, HGV or van driver or passenger
- Public transport user (bus or taxi)
- Cyclist or e-scooter rider
Whether you have been involved in a hit-and-run, or have been hurt in a crash at a junction, our expert team are here. Our guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident compensation claim.
Pocklington work accident claims
In East Riding of Yorkshire, there were 407 non-fatal work accidents and 0 fatalities in 2021, according to official Government data.
|Work accidents in East Riding of Yorkshire (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||0%|
|Machinery related injury||4%|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||0%|
|Exposed to fire||0%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)||2%|
|Fall from height||9%|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||1%|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||25%|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2%|
|Struck by object||11%|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0%|
Have you suffered an injury at work and your employer or another member of staff was liable? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.
All employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a vehicle technician or a gardener, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful work accident claim.
Pocklington clinical negligence claims
When someone sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against any of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Pocklington, including Humber NHS Foundation Trust (Trust HQ, Willerby Hill, Beverley Road, Willerby, Hull, Yorkshire(East Riding)).
Pocklington Occupiers liability injury claims
There is a legal duty on the owners (occupiers) of premises to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of visitors.
Whether your accident happened in a supermarket or in a playground, you may be able to claim compensation.
If you have suffered an injury as a result of an accident in public, we can help.
Serious injury claims
Serious or 'catastrophic' injuries are those that can have a long-term impact on your life. Serious injuries typically include amputations, paralysis and brain injuries.
We understand how vital catastrophic injury compensation can be, helping you to focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. A claim will help to ease the financial burden, stress and uncertainty following a serious accident.
Will I have to visit my solicitor's office?
If you are planning to start a claim, you do not need to go to a solicitor's office.
Before you start your claim, you can speak to a trained injury claims advisor about your options.
Once you do start your claim, a specialist solicitor will take you through each step. Your lawyer will be with you throughout the process, from your initial questions to the day you recieve your compensation.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Pocklington and cross the UK.
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Frequently asked questions
Has Quittance helped many claimants in Pocklington?
Whether you live in Pocklington, East Yorkshire, or elsewhere in the UK, we can help you make a no win, no fee compensation claim.
Whether your injury occurred because of a coworker's negligence or in a public park we will ensure your case is handled by an expert, specialist solicitor.
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.
Pocklington solicitor reviews
All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, but service levels vary considerably. Personal recommendations, word of mouth and online reviews will make it easier find the right solicitor for your claim.
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If, for example, 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 for them.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly to blame?
Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.
You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).
If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.
How long will my claim take?
The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.
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**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.
Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.
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.