Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If an injury or illness has affected your life or ability to work, we can help.
If someone else was responsible for your accident or injuries, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Every year, we help injured people in Whitby, North Yorkshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Can I claim compensation?
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you suffered an illness or injury.
- 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. Practically speaking, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or how close to the claim limitation date you are.
We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online 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 Whitby
If you have been unfortunate enough to be injured in one of the 100's of serious road accidents that occur in Whitby and across the UK every year, you may be able to claim no win, no fee compensation.
Whether you have been hurt in a car crash, or were hurt as a pedestrian, our guide to road accident compensation sets out what you need to know about how to claim.
Work accident claims in Whitby
Have you suffered an injury at work and your employer or another member of staff was liable? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our work accident claim guide shows you how to make a successful claim.
Whitby clinical negligence claims
Medical negligence describes when someone is injured as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.
Whitby public place accidents
Whether your accident occurred in a car park or in a shopping centre, and a third party was responsible, you may be able to claim compensation.
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.
Other types of injury claims in Whitby
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.
Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation
Read more about Industrial disease compensation
Whitby No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Whitby injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Whitby, North Yorkshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Whitby and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
- Find out
if you can claim
- No obligation
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
What experience does Quittance have of handling claims in Whitby?
We are a nationwide network of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that assists people injured in Whitby, North Yorkshire and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.
Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in North Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from factory accidents to car accidents.
Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean making a claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.
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.
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.
What are the road accident statistics 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.
The 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.
Work accident statistics in Whitby
The latest 2019 accident information for the Scarborough Local Authority (2013/14) was available in accordance with legislation by the HSE as follows:
|HSE reported work accidents in Scarborough Local Authority||Reported Injuries|
|Fire related (e.g. scarrs)||1|
|Exposure to toxic substance||0|
|Fall from height (ladder)||16|
|Injured by an animal||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||25|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||36|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1|
|Hit by falling object||9|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1|
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.