Updated: Monday, 1st August 2016
Whether you live in Skipton or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert personal injury lawyers can manage your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.
Making a personal injury claim
Claims must usually be made within three years of the date of the injury.
For the majority of injury claims, there are three main elements to proving a claim. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that:
- a duty of care was owed
- that the duty was breached
- the breach was the cause of the injury or illness
Making your claim as soon as possible will enable supporting witness statements to be collected by the lawyer.
Guidance for injured people seeking an injury lawyer
It can take many months for most minor injury claims to reach a conclusion. Injury claims for very serious injury or illness can take longer. The SRA regulates all solicitors, however the level of service offered by different firms varies.
Your legal representative should be someone you are able to rely on throughout your claim to provide practical guidance and specialist legal advice.
Look into 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.
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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.
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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.
Which claims does Quittance handle in Skipton and North Yorkshire?
Our panel of expert solicitors assist clients get compensation for a wide range of injury and illness.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has assisted injured Claimants, from members of the Royal Navy to stockbrokers, to claim maximum compensation. Accident information for the Bradford local authority reported in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government excerpted below:
|Workplace accidents in Bradford Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||47||27||48|
|Exposed to fire||2||0||1|
|Harmful substance related||14||4||10|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||68||38||53|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||10||3||5|
|Slip, trip or fall||227||184||185|
|Struck by moving vehicle||15||12||17|
|Struck by object||85||60||57|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||1||5|
Skipton serious injury compensation claims
Courts recognise that serious injuries will have a life-altering impact on a Claimant. By reducing the financial pressure serious injury imposes on an injured person, compensation allows them to focus on recovery. Our panel of expert lawyers work with medical experts, insurance providers and Courts to make sure people affected by serious accidents get the legal and medical support they need. Injuries and illnesses which are held by the Courts to be serious include benzene poisoning and deep vein thrombosis.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
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.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Skipton
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Skipton are not uncommon with 13 fatal accidents, 177 serious accidents and 1482 slight accidents in 2013 in Bradford (Total events were 1672 local authority. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,752. Accidents in the Skipton region in 2013 included collisions on the A59 and A629 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A65 and A6131 junction.
Our network of road traffic accident (RTA) injury solicitors have decades of experience in achieving maximum damages for people injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Skipton.
Injury lawyers can help with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from respiratory diseases to PCB exposure.
Clinical and medical negligence in Skipton
Medical negligence - which is more properly referred to as Clinical Negligence - is where an injury is connected to a failing by a medical provider. Quittance's expert panel of personal injury lawyers covering Skipton have helped with legal cases made against healthcare providers that include Skipton General Hospital, Keighley Road, Skipton, BD23 2RJ.
How No Win, No Fee injury lawyers take care of claims in Skipton
No Win, No Fee agreements guard Skipton Claimants from an obligation to pay their solicitor's fees if they do not succeed in their claim.
Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee promise
Quittance warrant that No Win, No Fee means you do not need to pay the solicitor's fees in the event that you do not win the injury claim. Click here to read more about about No Win, No Fee.
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
Quittance give clear answers to help Claimants choose whether to go ahead.
Find more information online without needing to call a law firm. Find our frequently asked questions here.
Start your personal injury claim
Call Quittance on 0800 612 7456 to make the injury claim. Alternatively, you can begin a personal injury claim here.
Our specialist team look forward to helping you. If you need more information, you can call 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback today.