Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.
How Quittance can help
We have helped injured people in Withernsea, East Yorkshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Can I claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:
- 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, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the accident circumstances, whether a child was injured or whether causation can be established.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us 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:
Withernsea road accident claims
Drivers have the right to start a claim for compensation if they have been injured on Withernsea's roads as the result of another party's actions.
Whether you were hurt in a collision, or have been involved riding a cycle on Withernsea's roads, this useful guide sets out how to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Withernsea
You may be able to make an accident at work claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Public place accidents
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.
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, the 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
More injury claim types
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
Withernsea 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, Withernsea 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 Withernsea, East 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.
Starting a claim
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
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.
The 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.
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.
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.