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We are one of the UK's leading claims solicitors with over 25 years of experience. We have helped thousands of people claim over £300 million in compensation.

Call us today, we are open, straightforward and easy to talk to - CALL 01904 527430 - YOU CAN COUNT ON CORRIES!


Recent Claim Update

By Howard Bonnett | March 28, 2014

Great News. Angela Daniels has recently secured compensation for a victim of assault who had originally had her claim refused. The client had received a scar to the forehead which was particularly visible. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) originally refused the claim saying that the scar was not significant however Angela took the case…

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BAAPS Annual Audit

By Howard Bonnett | February 5, 2014

Yesterday saw the release of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS)’ annual audit[1]. As we discussed in our last blog, our C4W team came from the PiP implant scandal and so this was a very interesting moment for us as a team. In 2012, there was a very minor increase in cosmetic procedures…

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Latest News on Product Liability News

By Howard Bonnett | June 24, 2012

We are compiling more news stories which will be online soon.

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Will My Injury Claim Go To Court?

Although the vast majority of personal injury claims are resolved outside of court, there are some situations where we must take your case to court in order to achieve the best possible result.

Why might an injury claim go to court?

Reasons  to take your claim to court include:

Difficult Cases
Cases which can prove to be difficult to settle outside of court include:

● Head and brain injuries

● Serious road traffic accidents and motorcycle injuries

● Serious work injury claims

● Serious industrial disease claims

● Claims involving injuries to children

● Fatal accident claims


Denial of liability
If the other party denies responsibility for causing your accident or injuries,  we will start court proceedings.


Immediate payment
If your injuries mean that you need to pay to have urgent treatment, or have been left unable to afford everyday living expenses, your solicitor can apply to the court for immediate payment.


Will I need to attend court?

In most instances you will not be required to attend court, however, if its a high-value case it or liability is disputed it is a possibility.

Fast Track Cases: If your claim is estimated to settle between £1000 – £25,000, this is known as a ‘fast track case’.

Multitrack Cases: If the estimated value of your claim is over £25,000, this is known as a ‘multitrack case’.


Is it possible to settle out of court after court proceedings have started?

There is a very good chance that your claim may settle out of court even after proceedings have commenced. Only a small number of cases that are started at court proceedings to a court hearing. Usually, neither party involved in the claims process wants to go to court, due to the increased legal fees, the time required and the risks of an adverse decision.


Why are compensation claims settled out of court?

Compensation claims are settled out of court as solicitors follow what is known as the ‘Personal Injury Pre-Action Protocol’ when handling claims. The pre-action protocol works by encouraging both parties to share information on the case at an early stage, This helps the parties settle out of court.


What is the personal injury pre-action protocol?

Step 1 – Early Notification of claim: The first step of the process requires the claimant’s legal representative to notify the defendant as soon as the claim is made.

Step 2 – Sending a letter of claim: This is a letter which is sent to the defendant to outline the precise nature of the claim including details such as what injuries were sustained by the claimant and any financial losses incurred.

Step 3 – Preliminary response: After the letter of claim has been sent the defendant has up to 21 days to issue a response. This is the defendant’s opportunity to include any information relating to the claim that they feel is missing and of importance to the outcome of the case.

If the defendant fails to respond then court proceedings can begin.

Step 4 – Investigation: The defendant now has up to three months to investigate the claim and to admit or deny liability.

Step 5 – Financial Damages: The claimant is required to send the defendant a Schedule of financial losses suffered, such as loss of earnings, with supporting documents related to the claim.

Step 6 – Experts Reports: External experts such as doctors are used to provide a full medical report and assessment of the claimant’s illness or injury. The protocol encourages the claimant and the defendant’s legal team to appoint a mutually agreed expert.

Step 7 Rehabilitation: The claimant might need to have rehabilitation treatment, to help them to recover from their injuries. Both parties are expected to follow the Rehabilitation Code.

Step 8 – Admission of Liability: If the defendant admits liability the claimant is required to delay any proceedings for 21 days, during this time period both parties must consider a settlement.

If you have suffered an injury or illness due to the negligent actions of someone else, contact us today for a free, no-obligation assessment of your case.

Call us on 01904 527430 or submit your details and we will call you back at a time that is suitable for you.

Personal Injury Cases We Handle

Abestos Claims

Corries are one of the UK's leading asbestos claims and mesothelioma compensation solicitors. We have fought for justice for thousands of victims and their families and have recovered over £200 million in compensation.

Pension Claims

If you transferred OUT of a final salary pension scheme in the 1980’s or 90’s you may be eligible for pay-out. We offer a FREE review of your pension to see if you are eligible. We have helped thousands of people claim compensation for miss-sold pensions.

Road Accidents

We have acted for many North Yorkshire people who have had car accidents. We can claim for injuries, car repairs, loss of earnings, or anything else you have lost as a result of the accident. We can supply a replacement car if necessary.

Work Accidents

We have acted for many North Yorkshire people who have been injured at work.

We can claim for injuries, loss of earnings and any other things you have lost as a result of the accident.

Why choose us?

We are one of the UK's leading claims solicitors with over 25 years' experience. We have helped thousands of people claim over £300 million compensation.
Call us today, we are open, straightforward and easy to talk to - CALL 01904 527430 - YOU CAN COUNT ON CORRIES!


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  • You won't pay a penny out of your own pocket
  • No hidden costs
  • No financial risk if you are unsuccessful
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Over £300 Million Recovered In Compensation

£28,000 - Asbestos Claim

Gloria Langton, Thirsk.

“I don’t think I could have coped without you and your professionalism especially on the day of the final inquest which was particularly harrowing for me. Your kindness and patience towards my father, whilst he was ill, was also very much appreciated. I have and will continue to recommend you to friends, colleagues and family for your services."

£11,240 - Road Accident Claim

Mr Cawthon, Copmanthorpe.

“I thank you most sincerely for all the effort you put in on my behalf. I hope your employers are proud of the fact you work so efficiently and to such high standards.”

£19,000 - Pension Claim

Ms Meakin

“I am very happy that this claim is now finally settled and thank you so much for the service you provided. It was exemplary. And you have been most patient with my numerous phone calls.”

£130,000 - Asbestos Claim

June Abbott, York.

“Thank you for handling Peters claim and getting settlement.”

£19,000 - Work Accident Claim

Kevin Ashton, Huntington.

“Thank you for the cheque for £19,000 in settlement of my claim. Fingers crossed there will not be any further accidents; however I would like to thank you for the professional manner in which you dealt with my accident claim. The most important part of a solicitor's job is communication and I must thank you for the way you kept me updated on what was going on.”

Industrial Disease Claim

Ian Lawson.

“Just to update you. The cheque has arrived. Many thanks for all the hard work you put in to bring things to a positive conclusion. It was refreshingly straight forward and easy to work with you during a challenging time for us all. Thanks for your empathy, help and support.”

Asbestos Claim

Sue & Roy.

"I have to say the service provided by you was excellent, being able to keep in contact and have that professional support is not something we often see and from my experience not a service provided by all solicitors. The last 12 months have been difficult but having your support has made the journey easier. Please pass on our thanks to Howard."

Road Accident Claim

Lori & James.

"Thanks to you and your staff for all your work and time you have given our case. Thank you for your service and I would recommend your company to anyone who asked."

Pension Claim


"Thanks again for all your efforts and I am sure you will realise from my reaction how happy my family are with this fantastic outcome. Your service has been fantastic from start to finish"

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