Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Have you had to take time off work to recover from your injuries? Has your daily life been affected? If so, our team can help.
Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, you may be eligible to claim compensation.
Every year, we help injured people in Ripon, North Yorkshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened.
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or whether there was a criminal incident.
It costs nothing to find out if you can claim. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim 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
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 Ripon
If you've been injured in a road traffic accident in Ripon, or anywhere else in the UK, we understand the pain and suffering you may be going through. If your injuries were caused by another driver, cyclist, pedestrian or any other road user, you may be entitled to claim no win, no fee compensation.
whether you were hurt in a car crash on the motorway, or were injured in a motorcycle accident, our team are here. Our expert guide sets out what you need to do to make a road accident compensation claim.
Work accident claims in Ripon
Have you been injured at work and your employer or another member of staff was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.
Whether you were injured while working as a personal trainer or an office worker, our guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful compensation claim.
Clinical negligence claims in Ripon
Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when someone sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a GP or other health worker. We can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Ripon.
Public place accidents claims in Ripon
Occupiers' liability refers to the legal duty of care owed by property owners to anyone who visits their property.
Whether you were hurt on a station platform or on a pavement, and a third party caused your accident, you may be entitled to make an injury claim.
If you've been hurt in an accident in a public area, we can help you.
Serious injury claims
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.
More about Serious injury compensation claims
Ripon No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Ripon injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Ripon, North Yorkshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
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 Ripon and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
- Find out
if you can claim
- No obligation
to start a claim
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.
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.
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.