Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.
How can we help
Every year, we help injured people in Pocklington, East Yorkshire and across the UK get compensation for:
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 exceptions?
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 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:
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 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
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
You have a right to claim injury compensation if you are hurt in an accident on Pocklington's roads because of a negligent driver.
No matter if you have been involved in a hit-and-run, or have been hurt in a crash at a junction, our expert team are here. The Quittance guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Pocklington
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.
Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a carpenter injured on a building site or a journalist injured in the office, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Injuries in a public place
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.
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).
Read more about No win, no fee medical negligence claims
More injury claim types
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.
Read more about No win, no fee serious injury claims
Pocklington 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, Pocklington 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 Pocklington, East 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.
Advice and help
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 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.
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.
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?
What are the road accident statistics in Pocklington
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.
The 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.
Work accident statistics in Pocklington
The most recent 2019 work injury statistics for the East Riding of Yorkshire Local Authority (2013/14) 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)||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||0|
|Machinery related injury||20|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||0|
|Exposed to fire||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)||11|
|Fall from height||41|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||5|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||115|
|Struck by moving vehicle||11|
|Struck by object||51|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0|
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
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?
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.
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.
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.