Updated: Friday, 5th August 2016
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.
Making an injury 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.
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?
Which types of claims for compensation does Quittance conduct?
Compensation could be arranged for a range of injury and illness across Pocklington. Our team have helped with:
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.
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.
Solicitors can help Claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from chemical poisoning to pneumoconiosis.
Clinical and medical negligence in Pocklington
Medical negligence (which is more correctly called Clinical Negligence) is where there has been a failure to carry out a responsibility by a General Practitioner or any other medical provider. Quittance's panel of personal injury solicitors covering Pocklington have helped people with claims brought against NHS and private hospitals that include Priory Hospital Market Weighton, 27 Holme Road, Market Weighton, East Riding of Yorkshire, York, YO43 3EQ.
Road accidents 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.
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.
Accidents at work
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||4||1||0|
|Machinery related injury||25||32||20|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||1||0||0|
|Exposed to fire||5||1||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)||13||5||11|
|Fall from height||48||31||41|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||7||4||5|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||158||153||115|
|Struck by moving vehicle||29||19||11|
|Struck by object||83||48||51|
|Trapped by something collapsing||3||4||0|
No Win, No Fee Solicitors handling clients in Pocklington
In the event that your claim is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your solicitor means you will not have to pay the solicitor's fees. Were you to be successful, the legal fees will be covered by the losing side.
Will there be any additional costs to be paid?
Some firms could levy extra fees should the case end prematurely. Through Quittance's specialist lawyers, 100% No Win, No Fee is guaranteed, with no catches whatsoever. Click here for more information about No Win, No Fee.
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Making the right decision for you depends on getting the right information. Get any questions answered before you instruct a solicitor.
Find answers to common questions in the FAQ section.
Ready to make your claim?
You can start your claim online here or phone 0800 612 7456 to talk to a member of Quittance's team.
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