A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Pocklington or anywhere in the UK, our experienced personal injury lawyers are able to assist with your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

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

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims must, in most cases, be made within a 3-year window.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like repetitive strain injuries are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of diagnosis that matters.

To win a Pocklington personal injury case, your solicitor must prove:

  • The Defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The Defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

Beginning your claim sooner should enable your solicitor to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.

Calculate my compensation

The amount of compensation you will receive is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our online compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could win.

Work accident claims in Pocklington

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for Claimants, from soldiers to political party agents, to secure financial compensation settlements. Work injury statistics for the Pocklington local authority are published under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the HSE in the table below:

Work accidents in East Riding of Yorkshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
General716673
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)410
Machinery related injury253220
Explosion related (e.g. gas)100
Exposed to fire512
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)13511
Fall from height483141
Animal related (e.g. livestock)745
Manual handling163109106
Physical assault401112
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)158153115
Struck against272617
Struck by moving vehicle291911
Struck by object834851
Trapped by something collapsing340

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Road traffic accident claims in Pocklington

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Pocklington are reasonably common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 1139 accidents (946 slight accidents, 185 serious accidents and 8 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Riding of Yorkshire council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,211.

Our panel of proficient no win, no fee injury solicitors have vast experience in obtaining optimum awards for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car accident in Pocklington.

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Clinical and medical negligence in Pocklington

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. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you only want a detailed explanation of what happened rather than financial damages, you could make a formal complaint. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against Humber NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Trust HQ, Willerby Hill, Beverley Road, Willerby, Hull, Yorkshire(East Riding).

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Serious injury specialists serving Pocklington

The Quittance team understand the change compensation can make to the lives of people affected by serious injury. Quittance's network of specialist solicitors fight to get the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, including damages for physiotherapy and treatment. Quittance's network of solicitor firms have for many years aided people impacted by serious accidents and injuries.

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Slip, trip and fall injuries

Officially reported statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in East Riding Of Yorkshire in 2015. These types of accident are frequently the cause of injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by hand tools in use or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like broken ankles sustained on pavement cracks are also quite common with recent slips and trips having occurred on Pocklington.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help Claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from chemical poisoning to pneumoconiosis.

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Pocklington 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 Pocklington and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Pocklington and have a wealth of experience in short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Selected for their track record in winning claims, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

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 you won many injury claims in Pocklington?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of specialist personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Pocklington, East Yorkshire and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of claimants throughout East Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents in the workplace to car accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, mean that claiming compensation is as stress-free 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.

Help for potential Claimants looking for an injury lawyer

Instructing the most suitable injury lawyer to act for you is a critical step towards obtaining the most compensation.

What is the best way to ensure you select the ideal law firm for your case?

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. Get more information about how much you can claim.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For serious hand injuries, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?23,430 to ?50,050 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Reviews for solicitors in Pocklington

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to strictly professional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the quality of service offered by different firms.

Will you need to select a local Pocklington lawyer ?

The location of the firm is less important as cases can be conducted remotely.

It is however necessary to instruct a law firm that provides national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as Claimants will almost always need to go to a medical examination.

More details - Do you have a local medical centre?

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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