Updated: Friday, 5th August 2016
Whether you live in Whitby or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert injury solicitors can take on your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.
Making an injury claim
Personal injury claims should usually be made within a 3-year window.
In the majority of cases, proving an injury claim involves three components. It must be shown that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.
Your lawyer will discuss each of these points and will look at how they apply in your case.
How to select the right solicitor
Instructing the best legal expert for your legal case is a critical step towards claiming the best settlement or award.
What is the best way to ensure you select the best law firm to advise you?
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for lung cancer could vary between £56,650 and £78,650 (based on 2015 market research).
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Will I have to choose a personal injury solicitor near me?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
Usually, the only aspect that will need to be performed locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
What should you look for when checking Whitby solicitor reviews?
Discussing you claim with a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.
Which types of claims does Quittance handle in Whitby?
Our network of lawyers represent Claimants in Whitby whose accidents ranged and led to serious injuries. Examples of injuries and illness in Whitby include:
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Whitby
Accidents in the Whitby area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A171 and B1460 junction and on the single carriageway of the A171 and A174 crossroads.
Our panel of proficient no win, no fee lawyers have decades of experience in fighting for the highest general and special damages for Claimants hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Whitby.
Personal injury lawyers can assist with securing compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from mesolthelioma to solvent exposure.
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Reported figures highlight the fact that employee slips and trips are still the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace. Slips and trips are quite often connected to injuries categorised as another type of accident such as being hit by an object falling from a ladder, a fall from height or a quarry drowning accident. Public place (Scarborough local authority) legal claims for injuries such as broken collarbones occurring on raised flagstones are also common with dislodged paving slab trips having occurred in the local area.
Whitby specialists for serious injury compensation
We recognise the vital difference a successful claim makes to the lives of severely injured Claimants. By reducing the financial pressure severe injury imposes on an injured person, a compensation claim allows Claimants to prioritise rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of specialist lawyers have helped people claim compensation for a wide range of severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as serious include hydrocarbon poisoning and cerebral palsy.
Accidents at work
Quittance has handled claims for injured Claimants, from warehouse assistants to traders, to claim injury compensation. Accident information for the Scarborough local authority made available in accordance with legislation by the HSE as follows:
|HSE reported work accidents in Scarborough Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||0||0||1|
|Exposure to toxic substance||7||3||0|
|Fall from height (ladder)||18||13||16|
|Injured by an animal||3||0||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||49||40||25|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||61||41||36|
|Struck by moving vehicle||0||3||1|
|Hit by falling object||22||10||9|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||3||1|
Medical and clinical negligence in Whitby
Medical negligence (more properly known as 'clinical negligence') is where there has been a breach of duty by a healthcare professional, either private or NHS. Our panel of personal injury solicitors covering Whitby have been instructed on legal cases brought against NHS and private hospitals including Whitby Hospital, Springhill, YO21 1EE.
Whitby No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers
CFAs, more commonly known as No Win, No Fee agreements guard Claimants from an obligation to settle their solicitor's fees if they do not succeed in their claim.
A 'success fee' is charged by solicitors serving Whitby working under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). Unlike standard fees, this fee will be usually 25% and is taken from the compensation award.
Quittance's No Win, No Fee promise
No Win, No Fee means that you have no hidden fees and you will not owe anything if you lose your claim. With the Quittance network's 100% No Win, No Fee promise, there is no risk of losing out and there is no catch in the small print whatsoever.
Click here to learn more about about No Win, No Fee.
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Find out more
Before you decide to instruct your solicitor arm yourself with as much information about the process as you feel you need. answers help you to make the right decision for your future.
Get more answers online without picking up the phone. Find more frequently asked questions here.
Get a personal injury claim started
You can begin your injury claim online here or phone 0800 612 7456.
Contact Quittance's team today to discuss your potential claim. Call us on 0800 612 7456 or get a callback.