Updated: Saturday, 6th August 2016
Whether you live in Selby or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced solicitors will handle your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.
Making an injury claim
Personal injury claims must be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury in the majority of cases.
Whether compensation is being claimed for a slip, trip or work accident in Selby, proving an injury claim has three key components. It must be demonstrated that:
- a duty of care was owed
- that the duty was breached
- the breach was the cause of the injury or illness
Your solicitor can take you through each of these points and should look at how they apply in your case.
How to pick the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your circumstances
It can take months for most claims to be settled. Matters for very serious injury or illness can take years in some circumstances. The SRA regulate the legal advice given by all solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many factors of interest to people affected by injury, such as communication or speed.
Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your life and your recovery, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is vital.
The diversity in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums between different firms can have a significant impact on your compensation.
For instance the amount retained by a Claimant being awarded compensation of £43,484 for severe wrist injuries causing loss of function of the wrist could vary from £26,090 to £36,961.
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Will you need to instruct a local Selby lawyer ?
The location of the firm is less critical as injury cases are handled remotely.
However, you should select a company that provides national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will almost always have to attend a medical exam.
Read about : Will I have to attend a medical?
What should you consider when comparing Selby solicitor reviews?
There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach offered by different firms.
Legal claims our network of lawyers conducts in Selby
Compensation can be claimed for a wide range of injuries in Selby and North Yorkshire. Our team can assist with injuries including:
Road traffic accidents in Selby
Quittances panel of road traffic accident personal injury lawyers are experienced in in negotiating optimum general and special damages for anyone who has been injured in a car or motorbike accident in Selby.
Accidents in the Selby region in 2013 included collisions on the A19 and A63 roundabout and on the A1041 and A63 roundabout.
Personal injury lawyers can help with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from respiratory diseases to welders lung.
Selby serious injury compensation claims
The Quittance team understand the critical change a successful claim will make to seriously injured Claimants. We fight to achieve compensation for severe injuries, which includes compensation for physiotherapy and treatment.
Quittance's panel of specialist serious injury solicitors have helped Claimants collect damages for a range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and illnesses referred to as catastrophic or serious range from birth negligence to spinal cord damage.
Accidents at work
Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants, from forklift drivers to psychotherapists, to claim for their work related injuries. Work accident statistics for the Selby local authority are published under legislation by the HSE in the table below:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Selby Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||11||12||16|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||1||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chemical and bacterial poisoning)||6||1||2|
|Fall from height||14||14||12|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||1||0||2|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||61||42||57|
|Struck by moving vehicle||8||7||3|
|Hit by falling object||38||26||40|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1||0||0|
Slip and trip accidents
Reported figures expose the fact that employee slips and trips are the single most frequent accident at work in Yorkshire. These types of accident are quite often the precursor to accidents classified under another heading like being struck by a moving object, when supporting another person or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as broken wrists experienced on potholes are also common with pavement trips having happened on Main St and on High St.
Clinical negligence in Selby
Medical negligence, which is more precisely called Clinical Negligence, is when there has been a breach in the duty of care on the part of a healthcare professional. Quittance's panel of personal injury lawyers covering Selby have handled claims filed against hospitals that include The New Selby War Memorial Hospital, Doncaster Road, Selby, YO8 9BX.
Selby No Win, No Fee Specialist Solicitors
Solicitors taking care of claims in Selby and North Yorkshire mostly work on a Conditional Fee Agreement, also called a No Win, No Fee agreement.
This contract prevents your solicitor from being able to charge you any legal costs if they lose the case.
Do I have to pay any extra costs?
Quittance guarantee No Win, No Fee means you will never need to pay any of your solicitor's legal costs in the event that the injury claim be unsuccessful. Read more about our No Win, No Fee
What should you do next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
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We give jargon-free information helping people affected by injury determine whether to proceed.
Get more information online without having to call a solicitor. Read more frequently asked questions here.
Ready to make a compensation claim?
You can begin a personal injury claim here or call 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) to speak to Quittance's team.
Our expert team are here to help. If you have any questions, you can request a free callback or phone 0800 612 7456 today.