A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Stokesley or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert solicitors will assist with your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a compensation claim?

Updated: September 14, 2016

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and another party was at fault, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as asbestosis are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In such cases, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that matters.

To win a personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate:

  • The Defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The Defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

Your lawyer can take you through these issues and should look at how they apply in your case.

Find out how much you can claim

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

Road traffic accident claims in Stokesley

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of accredited no win, no fee lawyers have vast experience in obtaining maximum compensation for people who have been injured in a road accident in Stokesley.

Further information: Road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Stokesley

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for Claimants injured at work, from warehouse assistants to software engineers, to claim maximum compensation. Work accident data for the Hambleton local authority are detailed under reporting legislation by the Government excerpted below:

HSE reported work accidents in Hambleton Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Undetermined152116
Machinery related injury1268
Exposed to explosion100
Exposed to fire302
Exposure to harmful substance523
Fall from height161010
Injured by an animal815
Lifting and handling injuries511626
Physical attack434
Slip, trip, fall same level363325
Struck against341
Struck by moving vehicle734
Hit by object15129
Trapped underneath something033

Further information: Work accident claim

Other injury claims

Stokesley serious injury claims

The Courts recognise that a serious injury has a significant effect on an injured person. By relieving the financial stress serious injury imposes on a Claimant, a successful claim helps them to focus on recovery.

Quittance's panel of expert law firms have aided Claimants affected by severe accidents. Injuries which are considered to be serious and catastrophic range from head injuries to radiation exposure.

Further information: Catastrophic injury claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

HSE statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Yorkshire. They are typically related to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being hit by a falling object, a crush injury from something overturning or a harmful substance accident. Public place claims for injuries such as broken arms suffered on raised flagstones are also quite common with slips and trips having occurred recently.

Clinical and medical negligence in Stokesley

When a patient is injured or becomes ill due to a registrar, nurse or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you just want closure or answers instead of a compensation award. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Harrogate District Hospital, Lancaster Park Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

Further information: Clinical negligence claim

Industrial disease

Lawyers can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries including anything from workplace cancer to solvent exposure.

Further information: Industrial disease claims

Stokesley No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Stokesley and across the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the QLS team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Stokesley, from relatively minor claims to catastrophic injury. Selected because of their track record in winning claims, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

Meet the team - click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

Have you won many injury claims in Stokesley?

Quittance is a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people injured in Stokesley, North Yorkshire and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants in North Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents at work to motorbike pillion passenger accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on your recovery.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

How to pick the best solicitor for your claim

Finding the best solicitor for your legal matter is the most important step towards successfully claiming the highest settlement or award.

How do you make certain you choose the ideal one for your specific circumstances?

Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?

Many injury lawyers operate nationwide, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

The diversity in the amount of personal injury fees charged by law firms is quite significant

To illustrate the point, the amount retained by a successful Claimant being awarded compensation of ?3,392 for a wrist fracture can vary from ?2,035 to ?2,883.

Further reading : Get a personal injury quote

Comparing injury solicitors in Stokesley - online reviews

Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.

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.

Read more
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
Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

Read more about this Quittance Legal Expert