A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Ripon or anywhere else in the UK, our expert injury lawyers can assist with your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Compensation claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as repetitive strain injuries may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what is important in such cases.

To win a Ripon 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

Compensation Calculator

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a number of points. Our online claim calculator gives you an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Ripon

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of trained no win no fee personal injury lawyers have decades of experience in negotiating maximum damages for claimants injured in a road accident in Ripon.

More about Road accident compensation claims

Work accident claims in Ripon

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people injured in an accident, from factory workers to picture researchers, to claim compensation from their employer. Accident figures in the Harrogate local authority are compiled under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the HSE as follows:

Work accidents in Harrogate Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electrical injury012
Machinery related injury878
Fire related001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chemical and bacterial poisoning)710
Fall from height281715
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)335
Lifting and handling injuries583750
Slip, trip, fall same level686758
Struck against1266
Struck by moving vehicle162
Struck by object261212
Trapped underneath something300

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Other types of claim

Slip and trip accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) figures expose the fact that employee slips and trips are by far the most frequent cause of injury in the Yorkshire workplace. Slips and trips are quite often the precursor to accidents filed under a different category for instance being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery or a toxic substance accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like cheekbone fractures suffered on poorly maintained roads are also quite common with slips having happened on Horsefair and on Grafton.

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help with securing compensation for industrial injuries ranging from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to Vibration White Finger.

More about Industrial disease compensation claims

Serious injury solicitors in Ripon

The impact a serious or catastrophic injury has will be acknowledged by solicitors and insurers when they are determining what a claim is worth. Quittance's team work to achieve compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries. This includes damages for medical and care costs. Quittance's network of lawyers have helped families collect damages for a wide range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as serious and catastrophic include lead poisoning and deep vein thrombosis.

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Medical negligence in Ripon

Clinical negligence describes when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor or other medical professional. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened instead of injury compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, to make a formal complaint against Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Harrogate District Hospital, Lancaster Park Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

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Ripon No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Ripon and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Ripon, from relatively minor claims to long term illness. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their knowledge and expertise and their winning track record.

To meet more of the Quittance team, click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

Has Quittance won many injury claims in Ripon?

Quittance is a national network of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that helps people injured in Ripon, North Yorkshire and throughout the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants across North Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and ladder accidents.

Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, make the claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.


Can I get 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 you will never be out of pocket.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for you is critical

Finding a suitable solicitor for your legal matter is an important step towards receiving the highest settlement or award.

What is the best way to make sure you instruct the ideal law firm for your case?

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for severe arm injuries, for example, ranges from ?77,715 to ?105,875 (based on 2015 market data).

Check Ripon personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, vary enormously.

Online reviews can be instructive when trying to decide which solicitor to instruct and which considerations are most important to you.

Read more Personal injury solicitors reviews

Are Ripon claimants restricted to only local solicitors?

The majority of large firms operate nationwide, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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