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?

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.

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.

Making an injury claim

Extensive legislation exists to support injured Claimants, and Quittance's panel of injury lawyers have many years of experience advising clients on the likelihood of success.

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.

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.

What kinds of claims does Quittance handle in Stokesley and North Yorkshire?

Quittance's network of lawyers represent people in Stokesley whose situations ranged and resulted in serious injury including:

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.

Accidents at work

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
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

Clinical and medical negligence in Stokesley

Medical negligence - which is now more precisely known as clinical negligence - is the term used to describe a breach in the duty of care by a GP or any other healthcare provider. Our specialist panel of injury solicitors covering Stokesley have worked on claims brought against NHS and private hospitals that include The James Cook University Hospital, Marton Road, Middlesbrough, TS4 3BW.

Industrial disease

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

Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Stokesley

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.

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.

No Win, No Fee Personal injury Solicitors in Stokesley

Solicitors looking after claims in Stokesley generally act on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement.

This contract prevents the solicitor from charging you any fees if the claim fails.

100% No Win, No Fee - Guaranteed

We warrant that No Win, No Fee means you shall never have to pay any of the law firm's costs in the event that your claim is unsuccessful. Read more about No Win, No Fee

What happens next?

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get more information

Making the right decision depends on receiving the right information. Get any questions answered before you instruct.

If you have more questions before you are ready to call, see our FAQ section.

Ready to make your claim?

You can begin the claim for compensation online here or phone 0800 612 7456.

If you would like additional information about how the claims process works or have anything else to ask first, request a callback or call on 0800 612 7456.