Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, Quittance Legal Services can help.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
Each year, we help hundreds of people in Thirsk, North Yorkshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Can I claim?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or if there is an uninsured driver involved.
A short phone call will tell you exactly where you stand. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my 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:
Road accident claims in Thirsk
If you are injured in an accident on Thirsk's roads because of a careless road user, you are entitled to claim injury compensation.
Regardless of whether you have been involved in a hit-and-run, or were hurt in a car collision, the Quittance road accident compensation claim guide sets out what you need to know about what to do.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Thirsk
You may be able to make an accident at work claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
No matter what you do for a living, whether you are a fireman injured in the line of duty or a shop worker injured on retail premises, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
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
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
More claim types
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
Thirsk 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, Thirsk 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 Thirsk, 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.
How do I start the process?
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
Have the 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.
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.
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.
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.
What are the road accident statistics in Thirsk
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
Work accident statistics in Thirsk
The latest 2019 work injury data for the Hambleton Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Hambleton Local Authority||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||8|
|Exposed to explosion||0|
|Exposed to fire||2|
|Exposure to harmful substance||3|
|Fall from height||10|
|Injured by an animal||5|
|Lifting and handling injuries||26|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||25|
|Struck by moving vehicle||4|
|Hit by object||9|
|Trapped underneath something||3|
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.