Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If your life has been affected by illness or injury, Quittance Legal Services are here to help.

How we can help you

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Stokesley, North Yorkshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Do I have a claim?

The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have 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 exceptions?

Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or how close to the claim limitation date you are.

Talk to an expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

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:

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Stokesley road accident claims

Stokesley road users may be able to claim compensation if they have been injured as the result of someone else's negligence.

Whether you were a passenger in a car accident on Stokesley's roads, or have been involved in a cycling accident, the Quittance expert guide sets out how to make a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Stokesley

You may be enttitled to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whatever you do for a living, whether you suffered a sprain or developed noise-induced hearing loss, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place 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.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

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

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

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

Other types of claim

Stokesley 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, Stokesley 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 Stokesley, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Should I choose Quittance?

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.

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Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

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 are the road accident statistics 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.

Further information: Road accident compensation

Work accident statistics in Stokesley

The latest 2019 work accident data for the Hambleton Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed under reporting legislation by the Government excerpted below:

HSE reported work accidents in Hambleton Local AuthorityReported Injuries
Undetermined16
Machinery related injury8
Exposed to explosion0
Exposed to fire2
Exposure to harmful substance3
Fall from height10
Injured by an animal5
Lifting and handling injuries26
Physical attack4
Slip, trip, fall same level25
Struck against1
Struck by moving vehicle4
Hit by object9
Trapped underneath something3

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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.

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