Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.
How Quittance can help
We have helped injured claimants in Scarborough, North Yorkshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you were injured:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. In reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or how close to the claim limitation date you are.
We can give you a clearer answer over the phone. Speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online 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 Scarborough
Drivers and other road users have the right to claim compensation if they are hurt on Scarborough's roads as the result of another party's carelessness.
Whether you were involved in a motorbike accident, or have been hurt in a car accident on Scarborough's roads, this guide to road accident claims explains what you need to know about the claims process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Scarborough
Have you suffered an injury at work and your employer or another member of staff was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.
Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
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, the 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
Lawyers can assist with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from workplace cancer to Vibration White Finger.
Further information: Industrial disease claims
More claim types
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
Scarborough 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, Scarborough 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 Scarborough, North 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.
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
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Frequently asked questions
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.
The 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.
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.
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.
What are the road accident statistics in Scarborough
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.
Scarborough work accident statistics
The latest 2019 accident information in the Scarborough Local Authority (2013/14) was available in accordance with RIDDOR by the Health and Saftey Executive as follows:
|Workplace accidents in Scarborough Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Fire related (e.g. scarrs)||1|
|Exposure to toxic substance||0|
|Fall from height (ladder)||16|
|Injured by an animal||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||25|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||36|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1|
|Hit by falling object||9|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1|
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.