Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If either you or a member of your family have been hurt in an accident, we can help you make a compensation claim.
How we can help
Each year, we help hundreds of people in Skipton, North Yorkshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Can I 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. In practice, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or the location of the injury.
A short phone call will let you know whether you are eligible to make a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim 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
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:
Skipton road accident claims
Road users are entitled to claim injury compensation if they have been injured on Skipton's roads as the result of another party's negligence.
No matter if you were injured in a motorbike accident, or have been hurt in a crash, our specialist team are here. Quittance's guide to road accident claims sets out what you need to know about starting a claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Skipton
Have you have had an accident at work and your employer or another member of staff was responsible? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.
Whatever your job - whether you are a roofer injured on a building site or a media executive injured in the office, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Accidents in a public place
HSE statistics underline the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most prevalent accident at work in Yorkshire and the UK as a whole. Slips, trips and falls are typically the precursor to injuries recorded in a different category for instance being struck by a falling object or a quarry drowning accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as broken toes suffered on obstructed pathways are also quite common with slips and trips having occurred on Station Plaza and on Ben Rhydding.
Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term used when a person is injured due to a consultant or other health professional's lack of care. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.
You can raise a formal complaint if you just want a formal account of what went wrong rather than financial damages. For example, you can contact Harrogate District Hospital, Lancaster Park Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, to raise a complaint against Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust.
Further information: Clinical negligence compensation claim
Injury lawyers can help with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from respiratory diseases to PCB exposure.
Further information: Industrial disease compensation claim
Skipton 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, Skipton 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 Skipton, 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.
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:
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Have the solicitors handled many Skipton claims?
Quittance is a UK-wide panel of specialist personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Skipton, North Yorkshire and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.
We have helped 100's of claimants across North Yorkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and accidents on building sites.
With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and expert advice, enables you to focus on your recovery.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.
Skipton solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary.
Researching online reviews can certainly be enlightening when trying to decide which solicitor to select.
Read more Personal injury solicitors reviews
The variation in insurance premiums and success fees between different lawyers is an important consideration for claimants.
For example the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person being awarded compensation of £16,343 for ankle injuries causing some permanent problems could conceivably vary from £9,806 to £13,891.
Read more at : Get a personal injury quote
Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?
As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a solicitor near you.
Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
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.