A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Scarborough or anywhere else in England or Wales, our personal injury lawyers are able to help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, our expert solicitors can help you make a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

A claim must usually be made within a 3-year window.

In order to win a Scarborough personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

In all cases, answers and invaluable guidance can be offered through a no-obligation phone consultation with an expert lawyer.

Compensation Calculator

The amount of compensation you will receive is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our online calculator gives you an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Scarborough

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents in the Scarborough area in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A165 and B1364 crossroads and on the roundabout of the A171 and A170 mini-roundabout.

Quittance's group of knowledgeable no win no fee personal injury lawyers have decades of experience in achieving the best general and special damages for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Scarborough.

Further information: Road accident claim

Work accident claims in Scarborough

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people hurt in an accident, from carpenters to psychotherapists, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Accident information in the Scarborough local authority made available in accordance with RIDDOR by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:

Workplace accidents in Scarborough Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Known232025
Electricity related001
Machinery related1295
Fire related (e.g. scars)001
Exposure to toxic substance730
Fall from height (ladder)181316
Injured by an animal300
Lifting and handling injuries494025
Physical assault5711
Slip, trip, fall same level614136
Struck against1034
Struck by moving vehicle031
Hit by falling object22109
Trapped by something collapsing031

Further information: Accident at work claim

Other claims handled by Quittance

Medical and clinical negligence in Scarborough

Medical negligence describes when a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of a registrar, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you are only looking for closure instead of financial compensation. You can write to Harrogate District Hospital, Lancaster Park Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, for example, to raise a complaint against Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust.

Further information: Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Lawyers can assist with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from workplace cancer to Vibration White Finger.

Further information: Industrial disease claims

Scarborough experts for serious injury compensation

The lasting effect of serious and catastrophic injury will be recognised by solicitors and insurers when determining injury compensation.

By reducing the financial pressure a serious or catastrophic injury puts on an injured person, an injury claim enables them to prioritise their recovery and rehabilitation. Our network of expert lawyers have helped families receive damages for a range of severe conditions and injuries. Injuries referred to as serious and catastrophic include multiple fractures and cerebral palsy.

Further information: Serious injury claims

Slips, trips and falls

Health and Saftey Executive statistics reveal that employee slips, trips and falls continue to be the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Yorkshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are quite often related to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being hit by a reversing vehicle or an electrical discharge accident. Public place cases for injuries like broken wrists sustained on raised flagstones are also quite prevalent with incidents having occurred on Main Street and on High St.

Scarborough No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Scarborough and throughout the UK.

See: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

Quittance's national panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Scarborough, including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their specialist expertise and their winning track record.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

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

What experience do you have of injury claims in Scarborough?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of SRA regulated solicitors that assists claimants in Scarborough, North Yorkshire and across the UK, recover injury compensation.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across North Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents at work to car accidents.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on your recovery.

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. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

How to choose the right injury lawyer

You will be in contact with your solicitor for a long period of time, from several months for minor and moderate injury to potentially years for claims for very severe injury. The SRA regulates all solicitors, however the quality of service does vary.

Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your recovery, picking an injury lawyer to fit your requirements is vital.

The diversity in the level of fees between lawyers working on No Win No Fee agreements is quite significant

To illustrate the point, the amount retained by a successful claimant accepting a settlement of ?7,927 for serious hand injuries with full or close to full recovery could conceivably vary from ?4,756 to ?6,738.

Further reading : Get a personal injury quote

Will I have to choose a personal injury solicitor near me?

Many injury lawyers operate throughout England and Wales, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

In general, the only aspect that will need to be performed locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Comparing Scarborough personal injury solicitors - online reviews

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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