A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Our nationwide panel of personal injury solicitors help Claimants across the country keep more of their compensation.

Whether you live in Alexandria or anywhere else in the UK, our expert injury solicitors can handle your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a claim?

Updated: October 16, 2016

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and a third party owed you a duty of care, we can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Injury A claim must usually be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.

To win a personal injury case, it must be shown that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

Getting your claim started sooner will enable the solicitor to gather evidence and witness statements.

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Compensation Calculator

The total compensation you are likely to get is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our injury calculator provides a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

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Road traffic accident claims in Alexandria

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Alexandria are quite common. Official statistics reveal fatal accidents, 23 serious accidents and 145 slight accidents in 2013 in West Dunbartonshire (Total events were 168 local authority district. In 2014 the total had decreased to 135. Incidents in Alexandria in 2013 included collisions on the A811 and B857 roundabout and on the A82 and A811 roundabout.

Quittance's group of professional personal injury lawyers have decades of experience in achieving the highest compensation for anyone who has been hurt in a car accident in Alexandria.

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Work accident claims in Alexandria

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted people, from carpenters to animators, to claim for their work related injuries.

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Slips and trips

Recorded data emphasise the fact that slips and trips are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work as a whole. These types of accident are quite often related to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being struck by machinery, a crush injury from something overturning or a toxic substance accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as fractured ankles occurring on obstructed walkways are also quite common with recent pavement trips having happened on Main Street and in Ladyton Shopping Centre.

Alexandria serious injury compensation claims

Quittance's team recognise the difference injury compensation can make to the lives of severely injured Claimants. Our panel of specialist solicitors fight to achieve the maximum compensation for serious injury and illness, which includes compensation for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy.

Quittance's network of specialist solicitors have helped Claimants recover compensation for a wide range of major injuries and conditions. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as catastrophic or serious include birth negligence, lung disease and eye injuries.

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Clinical and medical negligence in Alexandria

When a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a GP or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want a detailed explanation of what happened instead of financial compensation. To make a complaint against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, for example, you can contact West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow.

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Alexandria No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Alexandria and the whole of the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet the team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Alexandria, from fast track claims to serious road injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen for their professionalism and their track record in winning claims.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor
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How much experience do you have of injury claims in Alexandria?

We are a nationwide panel of results-focussed solicitors that assists people in Alexandria, Dunbartonshire and throughout the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants throughout Dunbartonshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including injuries sustained from a fall at work and car passenger accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, enables you to focus on your recovery.

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FAQs

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

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

It can take many months for most minor injury claims to reach a conclusion. Claims where responsibility is contested or the injury has had a major impact can take longer. The SRA regulates all solicitors, however service levels can vary.

Your solicitor should be someone you are able to rely on throughout the claims process to provide both specialist legal guidance and practical advice.

Are Alexandria Claimants restricted to only local lawyers?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

For the majority of claims, 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 medical network.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

The variation in the level of success fees and ATE premiums charged by firms often surprises Claimants.

For example the amount retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of ?7,893 for serious hand injuries with full or close to full recovery could vary from ?4,736 to ?6,709.

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What should you look for when checking Alexandria solicitor reviews?

Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the quality of service offered by different 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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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