A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

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.

Do I have a claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, we can assist you with a claim.

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Qualifying for personal injury compensation

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.

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Compensation calculator

The personal injury compensation you will receive will depend on a number of points. Our claim calculator provides an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Selby

Worker injured in accident

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 Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Electrical injury010
Machinery related injury111216
Fire related (e.g. scars)100
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chemical and bacterial poisoning)612
Fall from height141412
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)102
Manual handling583762
Physical assault030
Slip, trip, fall same level614257
Struck against6811
Struck by moving vehicle873
Hit by falling object382640
Crushed by something collapsing100

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Road traffic accident claims in Selby

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of road traffic accident personal injury lawyers are experienced 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.

Read more about Road accident compensation claim

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Other types of claim

Clinical negligence in Selby

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

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.

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.

Read more about Catastrophic injury compensation

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from respiratory diseases to welders lung.

Read more about Industrial disease compensation

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Selby No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Selby and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the team

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Selby and including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Chosen for their success rate in winning claims, our solicitors have years of experience handling injury claims.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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

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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.

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.

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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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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