Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.

How can we help

We have helped hundreds of people in Selby, North Yorkshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a claim?

It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you were injured:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, 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 claim will be possible, including the type of accident, whether a child was injured or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.

Talk to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

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:

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Road accident claims in Selby

Selby cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians can claim compensation if they have been injured due to another party's negligence.

Regardless of whether you were hurt in a collision on Selby's roads, or were injured in a motorbike accident, our expert team can help. The Quittance road accident compensation guide sets out what you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Selby

If you were injured at work in the last three years, you might be able to claim compensation.

Whatever you do for a living, whether you have been injured by heavy machinery on a farm or a paramedic injured in the line of duty, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Public place 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.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

When a person is injured as the result of the lack of care of a GP or other health worker, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

You can raise a formal complaint if you are just looking for an explanation as to what went wrong as opposed to financial compensation. You can contact Harrogate District Hospital, Lancaster Park Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, for example, to make a formal complaint against Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more about Clinical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

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.

Read more about Catastrophic injury compensation

Other types of claim

Selby 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, Selby 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 Selby, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Free, no obligation advice

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.

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FAQs

What experience does Quittance have of handling claims in Selby?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of award winning personal injury solicitors that helps people injured in Selby, North Yorkshire and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of claimants across North Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents on public transport and part-time worker injuries.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean making a claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

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.

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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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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