A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Tadcaster or anywhere in the country, our experienced personal injury lawyers can handle your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a claim for compensation?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and someone else was at fault, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Key criteria

Personal injury A claim must usually be made within a 3-year window.

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions like mesothelioma are frequently still able to claim even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what is important in these situations.

Whether claiming for a road accident or work-related illness, making a successful claim has three key components. It must be shown that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

Beginning your claim as soon as possible should allow your lawyer to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.

What is my claim worth?

The injury compensation you are likely to receive depends on a number of factors. Our calculator provides you with an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

Work accident claims in Tadcaster

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted people, from office workers to technical authors, to claim compensation. Accident statistics for the Selby local authority are compiled under RIDDOR regulations by the Government:

Workplace accidents in Selby Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Undetermined253035
Electrical injury010
Machinery related injury111216
Fire related (e.g. scars)100
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chemical and bacterial poisoning)612
Fall from height141412
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)102
Manual handling583762
Physical assault030
Slip, trip, fall same level614257
Struck against6811
Struck by moving vehicle873
Hit by falling object382640
Crushed by something collapsing100

For more information: Work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Tadcaster

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of expert no win no fee lawyers have a wealth of experience in getting the best damages for Claimants injured in a car accident in Tadcaster.

For more information: Road accident claims

Other injury claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Tadcaster

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a consultant or other health professional. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you just want answers rather than financial damages. You can write to Harrogate District Hospital, Lancaster Park Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, for example, to raise a complaint against Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information: Clinical negligence compensation

Slips and trips

Government figures emphasise the fact that employee slips and trips are still the most frequent accident at work. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the precursor to injuries recorded in a different category like being hit by an object falling from a ladder or a harmful substance accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries like sprained wrists experienced on slippery pavements are also quite prevalent with slips having happened in the local area.

Serious injury

The Courts understand that serious injuries will have a major impact on a Claimant and their dependants. We fight to get maximum compensation for serious injuries, including compensation for the cost of ongoing treatment and care. Quittance's network of specialist solicitors have aided Claimants claim damages for a wide range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and illnesses referred to as catastrophic or serious range from bowel cancer to multiple fractures.

For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from dermatitis claims to pneumoconiosis.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation

Tadcaster No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Tadcaster and throughout the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance's national network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Tadcaster, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Chosen for their winning track record, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience handling injury claims.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

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

Have Quittance solicitors handled many Tadcaster claims?

Quittance is a national panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that helps claimants in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire and throughout the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout North Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including motorbike pillion passenger accidents and ladder accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and an expert team, mean that claiming compensation is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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 don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

Choosing the right injury lawyer

Instructing the best personal injury lawyer for your case is the most important step towards getting the most compensation for your illness or injuries.

How do you make sure you select the best law firm for your needs?

Do you need to choose a local Tadcaster injury lawyer ?

The location of the solicitors office is less relevant as cases can be conducted remotely.

You will need to instruct a company that offers medical facilities near Tadcaster as Claimants will almost always need to attend a medical exam.

Read more : Will I have to attend a medical?

Check Tadcaster solicitor reviews

Levels of service offered by injury lawyers can vary.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be instructive when mulling over which solicitor to work with.

Read more Reviews

The disparity in the amount of fees between different lawyers is an important consideration for Claimants.

As an example the amount retained by an injured person having been awarded ?16,346 for ankle injuries causing some permanent problems could conceivably vary from ?9,807 to ?13,894.

Additional reading Get a personal injury quote

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
Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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