Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
How Quittance can help
We have helped injured people in Sherburn in Elmet, North Yorkshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a claim?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- 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 considerations?
Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether the defendant is uninsured.
We can confirm your eligibility to claim over the phone. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online 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
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:
Sherburn In Elmet road accident claims
Sherburn In Elmet drivers and other road users have the right to claim compensation if they have been hurt due to someone else's actions.
Regardless of whether you sustained an injury in a motorbike accident, or have been hurt in a crash on a roundabout, we can help. Quittance's guide to road accident claims sets out what you need to know about how to claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Sherburn in Elmet
If you were injured at work in the last three years and it wasn?t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whatever your job - whether you are a carpenter injured on a building site or a solicitor injured in the office, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
When a patient is injured due to the carelessness of a GP or other medical professional, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.
Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you just want a better understanding of events instead of financial compensation. To raise a complaint against Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Harrogate District Hospital, Lancaster Park Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.
Read more: Clinical negligence compensation
Legal advisors can help with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from dermatitis claims to welders lung.
Read more: Industrial disease compensation
More claim types
Quittance's team understand the critical difference injury compensation makes to seriously injured claimants. Compensation should ease the financial burden on a claimant and their family so they can prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of law firms have aided claimants impacted by serious accidents. Injuries and medical conditions which are considered to be serious and catastrophic range from benzene poisoning to birth negligence.
Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation
Sherburn in Elmet 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, Sherburn in Elmet 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 Sherburn in Elmet, 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.
Talk to the experts
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:
if you can claim
to start a claim
What experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Sherburn in Elmet?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that helps claimants in Sherburn in Elmet, North Yorkshire and across the country, obtain compensation.
The solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout North Yorkshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including bike accidents and industrial disease.
Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that making an injury claim is as stress-free as possible.
Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.
Will you need to choose a local legal firm ?
The location of the solicitors office is not particularly relevant as injury cases are, as a matter of course, run by phone, post and email.
It is however necessary to choose a law firm with a national network as you will usually have to attend a medical examination.
Read Sherburn In Elmet personal injury solicitor reviews
The quality of advice offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary significantly.
Online reviews is a great place to start if you are mulling over which lawyer to sign up with.
Find out more Personal injury lawyer reviews
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.