A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

If you are based in Withernsea or anywhere in the country, Quittance can are able to manage your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a local medical centre.

Do I have a claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and another person was responsible, we can assist you with an injury claim.

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

See a list of what you can claim for:

Examples of special damages include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Find out what your claim could be worth now

Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated.

If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.

Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.

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Eligibility to claim

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as noise-induced deafness are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what is important in such circumstances.

For the majority of injury claims, there are three elements to proving a claim. It must be demonstrated that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

A short, free call with an Withernsea injury lawyer will give answers to your questions and useful guidance.

Calculate my compensation

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded depends on a number of criteria. Our claim calculator provides an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

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Road traffic accident claims in Withernsea

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of skilled no win, no fee injury lawyers are experienced in obtaining maximum compensation for claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Withernsea.

Accidents involving all vehicles in Withernsea are quite common with statistics showing 8 fatal accidents, 185 serious accidents and 946 slight accidents in 2013 in East Riding of Yorkshire (Total events were 1139 local authority district. In 2014 the total had increased to 1,211.

Further information: Road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Withernsea

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted people, from nurses to training and development officers, to claim work accident compensation. Work accident statistics in the East Riding of Yorkshire local authority collated in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the HSE:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in East Riding of Yorkshire Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)410
Machinery related injury253220
Explosion related (e.g. gas)100
Exposed to fire512
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)13511
Fall from height483141
Animal related (e.g. livestock)745
Manual handling163109106
Physical assault401112
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)158153115
Struck against272617
Struck by moving vehicle291911
Struck by object834851
Trapped by something collapsing340

Further information: Accident at work claims

Other types of claim

Serious injury experts in Withernsea

Quittance's team understand the vital change a compensation claim makes to the lives of seriously injured claimants.

By limiting the financial pressure catastrophic and serious injury imposes on an injured person, a compensation claim enables people to focus on their recovery and rehabilitation.

Quittance's network of lawyers have helped people recover compensation for a range of major injuries and conditions. Injuries categorised as catastrophic or serious include brain tumours and serious pharmaceutical error.

Further information: Catastrophic injury claims

Slips, trips and falls

Reported statistics highlight the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most common accident at work in East Riding Of Yorkshire and the UK as a whole in 2014/15. They are typically connected to accidents attributed to other causes for instance being hit by a moving object or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place (East Riding of Yorkshire local authority) negligence claims injuries such as facial scarring occurring on obstructed footpaths are also quite prevalent with incidents having happened in the local area.

Medical negligence in Withernsea

Clinical negligence describes when a person sustains an injury or illness due to a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want closure or answers rather than a compensation award. For example, to raise a complaint against Humber NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Trust HQ, Willerby Hill, Beverley Road, Willerby, Hull, Yorkshire(East Riding).

Further information: Clinical negligence claim

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help claimants with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from occupational asthma to solvent exposure.

Further information: Industrial disease claims

Withernsea No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Withernsea and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the team

The national panel of QLS solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Withernsea, from short-term injury cases to life-changing injury. Our solicitors are chosen for their track record in recovering compensation and their professionalism.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

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

Has Quittance handled many Withernsea claims?

Quittance is a national network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that assists people injured in Withernsea, East Yorkshire and throughout the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across East Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents in the office to car accidents.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and specialist advice, mean making a claim is as stress-free as possible.


Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

How to pick the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Usually a personal injury claim can take several months to complete. For the most serious claims, some claims can take over a year. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, but service levels can vary.

Your solicitor should be someone you can trust throughout your claim to offer specialist legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.

Read Withernsea solicitor reviews

Levels of service provided by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, vary considerably.

Researching reviews can help build a picture when weighing up which solicitor to go with.

Read more Personal injury solicitor reviews

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.

In most cases, the only aspect that should be carried out 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 network of medical professionals.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

The disparity in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums between different solicitors is vast

To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by an injured person being awarded compensation of ?81,032 for deafness might vary from ?48,619 to ?68,877.

See How to compare personal injury fees

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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