A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Quittance's nationwide network of injury lawyers help Claimants throughout the UK keep more damages with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Alloa or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced solicitors can help with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

Updated: October 13, 2016

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, our expert solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

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Key criteria

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like asbestosis are frequently still able to claim even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in these cases.

In the majority of cases, there are three key components to making a successful claim. It must be shown on the balance of probabilities that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness
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How much compensation could I get?

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive depends on a number of criteria. Our easy to use claim calculator gives you an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

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Work accident claims in Alloa

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for people, from lathe operators to animators, to claim work accident compensation.

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Road traffic accident claims in Alloa

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of professional injury solicitors are experienced in negotiating maximum awards for Claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike crash in Alloa.

Accidents involving vehicles in Alloa are quite common. Official statistics reveal a total of 86 accidents (72 slight accidents, 14 serious accidents and fatal accidents) in 2013 in Clackmannanshire local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 84.

Find out more: Road accident compensation claim

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Serious injury experts in Alloa

The Courts understand that a serious injury has a life-changing impact on a Claimant and their dependants.

Compensation should lessen the financial burden and take the pressure off an injured Claimant and their family so they can prioritise recovery. Our network of expert solicitors work with the Defendant's representatives and medical experts, helping to ensure people affected by severe accidents receive the support they need. Injuries considered to be serious and catastrophic include lung disease, amputation and neck injuries.

Find out more: Serious injury compensation

Slip and trip accidents

Official statistics highlight the fact that employee slips and trips are still the most common accident in the workplace. Slips and trips are often connected to injuries classified under another heading for instance being hit by machinery, a fall from height or an exposure to fire accident. Public place litigation for injuries like broken wrists sustained on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with recent kerb stone trips having occurred on Stirling Rd and on Main St.

Medical negligence in Alloa

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a consultant or other health professional. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you just want a better understanding of events as opposed to a compensation award, you can raise a formal complaint. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Forth Valley, for example, you can contact Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk.

Find out more: Medical negligence compensation

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Alloa 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 Alloa and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the QLS team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Alloa, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their specialist knowledge and their track record in winning cases.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor
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What experience do you have of winning claims in Alloa?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Alloa, Clackmannanshire and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In 2017, we have assisted hundreds of people throughout Clackmannanshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including ladder accidents and car accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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FAQs

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

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

How to choose the best injury lawyer for your claim

Instructing the best PI lawyer to help you is the most important step towards receiving the most compensation for your accident.

With approximately 18 offices within 25 miles of Alloa, how can you make certain you choose the ideal one for your specific circumstances?

Comparing Alloa personal injury solicitors - online reviews

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach offered by different firms.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for a severe thumb dislocation, for example, ranges from ?3,190 to ?5,500 (based on 2015 market data).

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Do you have to choose a lawyer in Alloa?

As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a solicitor near you.

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

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

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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