A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Thirsk or anywhere in the country, we can take on your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a injury claim?

Updated: September 18, 2016

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, Quittance can help you make an injury claim.

Find out if you have a claimUse our online claim checker

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

People with certain illnesses or conditions such as hand-arm vibration syndrome may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what matters in these situations.

For the majority of injury claims, there are three main elements to making a successful claim. It needs to be demonstrated that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

The solicitor can take you through each of these key issues and will explain how they apply to your claim.

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How much compensation could I get?

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our online calculator gives an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

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Road traffic accident claims in Thirsk

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of lawyers have vast experience in negotiating maximum awards for Claimants who have been hurt in a road accident in Thirsk.

Find out more: No win, no fee road accident claim

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Work accident claims in Thirsk

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people, from construction workers to toxicologists, to claim compensation from their employer. Work injury data for the Hambleton local authority are compiled under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Safety Executive:

RIDAGGR 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

Find out more: Accident at work compensation claim

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Other injury claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Thirsk

Clinical negligence is the term for when a person suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP or other medical professional. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you only want answers instead of claiming compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can write to Harrogate District Hospital, Lancaster Park Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust.

Find out more: Medical negligence compensation claims

Thirsk specialists for serious injury compensation

The long-term impact of a serious injury will be understood by solicitors and insurers when they are calculating what a claim is worth. By limiting the financial pressure a major injury imposes on a Claimant and their family, a compensation claim helps people to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.

Find out more: Serious injury compensation claims

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can assist with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from chemical poisoning to Vibration White Finger.

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Recorded statistics demonstrate that employee slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent accident at work. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the forerunner to accidents recorded in another category e.g. being struck by a moving object, a fall from height or an asphyxiation accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as pulled muscles experienced on tripping on a street are also quite prevalent with slips and trips having occurred in the area.

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Thirsk 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 Thirsk and throughout the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

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Meet the team

The national network of Quittance solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Thirsk, from fast track cases to long term industrial disease. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their professionalism and their track record in recovering compensation.

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
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Have Quittance solicitors handled many Thirsk claims?

We are a UK-wide network of award winning solicitors that helps claimants in Thirsk, North Yorkshire and across the country, obtain compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants across North Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from building site accidents to public place accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

It can take many months for most minor injury claims to have a settlement negotiated. Claims involving disputed liability or severe injury can take much longer. The SRA regulate the legal advice given by all solicitors, but they are not responsible for many factors that matter to Claimants, such as communication or speed.

Your legal representative should be someone you can rely on throughout the claims process to offer compassionate practical advice and legal guidance.

The diversity in the level of success fees and insurance premiums between different solicitors is important for Claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount retained by a Claimant agreeing on a settlement of ?27,209 for severe shoulder injuries can range from ?16,325 to ?23,128.

Further reading How to compare personal injury fees

Will I need to instruct a local legal firm ?

Choosing a nearby firm is not important as cases can be handled remotely.

It is however necessary to select a law firm that provides medical facilities near you as Claimants will almost always need to attend a medical examination.

See : Can I attend a medical centre near me?

Reviews for solicitors in Thirsk

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from formal and traditional to sympathetic. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

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.

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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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