A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Sherburn in Elmet or anywhere in the UK, our experienced personal injury lawyers can handle your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Can I make a claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and a third party owed you a duty of care, we can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like noise-induced deafness are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what matters in these cases.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it must be shown that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

How much can I claim?

The total compensation you are likely to get will depend on a variety of factors. Our easy to use injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Sherburn in Elmet

Worker injured in accident

We have helped claimants, from lathe operators to retail buyers, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Accident information in the Selby local authority made available in accordance with reporting legislation by the Health and Safety Executive:

Work accidents in Selby Local Authority HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
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

Read more: Injured at work claims

Road traffic accident claims in Sherburn in Elmet

Cars involved in a road accident

Our group of qualified solicitors have vast experience in obtaining maximum compensation for anyone who has been injured in a car accident in Sherburn In Elmet.

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Other types of claim

Sherburn in Elmet serious injury claims

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

Clinical negligence in Sherburn In Elmet

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

Industrial disease

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

Slips and trips

HSE figures indicate that slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Yorkshire. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the cause of accidents recorded in a different category such as being hit by machinery or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place cases for injuries such as bruised legs sustained on tripping on a street are also common with kerb stone trips having occurred on Main St and on Fox Lane.

Sherburn in Elmet No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Sherburn in Elmet and the whole of the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Sherburn in Elmet, from short-term injury cases to long term industrial disease. Chosen for their track record in recovering compensation, QLS's solicitors have years of experience winning compensation for claimants.

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

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.

Our 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.

Tips for choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your circumstances

In most cases a claim for compensation can take several months to complete. For serious injury cases, some claims can take over a year. The SRA are tasked with regulating the legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they do not regulate many factors that matter to claimants, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Your legal representative should be someone you can trust at every step of the process to provide both legal guidance and practical advice.

The diversity in the level of personal injury success fees and insurance premiums between lawyers often surprises claimants.

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant awarded ?12,245 for scarring can range from ?7,347 to ?10,408.

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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.

See : Do I have to attend a medical?

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

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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