A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

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.

Do I have a injury claim?

Updated: September 15, 2016

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, Quittance can help you make a claim.

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Elligibility to make a personal 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.

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How much compensation can I claim?

The amount of compensation you will receive is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Whitby

Worker injured in accident

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 Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not Known232025
Electricity related001
Machinery related1295
Fire related (e.g. scars)001
Exposure to toxic substance730
Fall from height (ladder)181316
Injured by an animal300
Lifting and handling injuries494025
Physical assault5711
Slip, trip, fall same level614136
Struck against1034
Struck by moving vehicle031
Hit by falling object22109
Trapped by something collapsing031

Find out more: Injured at work claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Whitby

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Find out more: Road accident compensation claim

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Other claims handled by Quittance

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.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation

Medical and clinical negligence in Whitby

When a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a consultant or other health professional, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you are only looking for a better understanding of events rather than injury compensation. For example, you can contact 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: Clinical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can assist with securing compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from mesothelioma to solvent exposure.

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation

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.

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Whitby No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Whitby and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' national network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Whitby and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their level of experience and their success rate in winning claims.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

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

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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 won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

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.

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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