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.
If you have been injured and you think it is someone else's fault, you could make a claim for financial compensation.
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 other factors that could affect my right to claim?
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 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury 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 Selby
We can help people injured in road accidents that have occurred in Selby and throughout England and Wales. You may be able to claim compensation if you were injured as a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian and another road user was liable.
Regardless of whether you were hurt in a collision, or were injured in a motorbike accident, our expert team can help. Our road accident compensation guide sets out what you need to know about how to claim.
work accident claims in Selby
If you were injured at work in the last three years, you might be able to claim compensation.
Employers and site operators owe a duty of care to their staff, to visitors and contractors. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a site labourer or a doctor, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful claim.
Clinical negligence claims 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. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against a clinic or NHS trust covering Selby, including Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust (Harrogate District Hospital, Lancaster Park Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire).
Occupiers liability injury claims in Selby
Occupiers' liability refers to the legal duty of care owed by property owners to anyone who visits their property.
Whether your accident happened when travelling by train or on a pothole, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place, we can help.
Claim compensation for a serious injury
Serious injuries, often referred to as catastrophic injuries, are those which have a life-changing impact on an injured claimant and their family. These include brain or spinal injuries, amputation, burns or multiple fractures, but could also include injuries arising from medical negligence or pharmaceutical error.
If you have suffered a serious injury, we recognise how important a successful injury claim will be towards supporting your recovery.
Our panel of expert catastrophic injury solicitors understand the difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.Read more:
Selby No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Selby injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Selby, North Yorkshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Selby and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
- Find out
if you can claim
- No obligation
to start a claim
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.
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.