A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

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.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and a third party was to blame, our expert solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

A claim 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.

How much compensation can I claim?

The personal injury compensation you will receive is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Skipton

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Further information: Road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Skipton

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Known878886
Machinery related injury472748
Exposed to fire201
Harmful substance related14410
Fall from height (scaffolding)683853
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)1035
Slip, trip or fall227184185
Struck against321525
Struck by moving vehicle151217
Struck by object856057
Trapped by something collapsing115

Further information: Work accident compensation claim

Other claims handled by Quittance

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.

Clinical and medical negligence in Skipton

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

Industrial disease

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 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.

Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Skipton 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 Skipton and the whole of the UK.

See: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors handle every type of claim in Skipton, from fast track cases to serious road injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen for their track record in winning cases and their level of specialist experience.

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

Have Quittance 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.

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.

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.

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.

Read more
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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