A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Our nationwide network of solicitors help clients across the country to keep more of their settlement or damages.

Whether you live in Alva or anywhere in the country, our expert lawyers can assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a centre near you .

Do I have a claim for compensation?

Updated: October 16, 2016

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a claim.

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Key criteria

Claims must, in most cases, be made within three years.

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as industrial deafness may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In such cases, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is important.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a work-related illness in Alva or road accident, there are three components to making a successful claim. It must be proven that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Getting your claim started sooner will allow the lawyer to gather evidence and witness statements.

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How much can I claim?

The personal injury compensation you will receive will depend on a variety of factors. Our claim calculator provides you with an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Alva

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted Claimants, from catering assistants to amenity horticulturists, to claim compensation from their employer.

See: Injured at work compensation claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Alva

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Alva are relatively frequent with statistics showing a total of 86 accidents (72 slight accidents, 14 serious accidents and fatal accidents) in 2013 in Clackmannanshire council area. By 2014 accidents decreased to 84.

Our panel of professional lawyers have decades of experience in obtaining the highest compensation for Claimants hurt in a road accident in Alva.

See: Road accident compensation

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Other claims we handle

Slip and trip accidents

Official data underline the fact that slips, trips and falls are still the most common cause of injury at work. Slips and trips are often lead to accidents categorised as something else such as being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery, a crush injury from something overturning or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place litigation for injuries like broken wrists sustained on slippery pavements are also common with falls having happened on Stirling Street and on Main St.

Serious injury experts handling cases in Alva

The Courts understand that serious injuries have a major impact on an individual and their dependants.

By reducing the pressure serious injury places on an injured Claimant and their family, a claim allows individuals to focus on their recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of solicitor firms have for many years aided families affected by serious accidents and injuries.

See: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Alva

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when someone suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other health worker. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are just looking for an explanation as to what went wrong rather than claiming compensation. To raise a complaint against NHS Forth Valley, for example, you can contact Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk.

See: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

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

Read more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet our team

Quittance's national network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Alva and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their track record in winning claims and their years of specialist experience.

Meet the team - click here.

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 does Quittance have of handling claims in Alva?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that assists people injured in Alva, Clackmannanshire and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Clackmannanshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents in the workplace to motorbike accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, make the claims process as stress-free as possible.

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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. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Choosing the best legal team to represent you is the most important step towards achieving the highest compensation settlement.

how do you make certain you choose the most appropriate solicitors' practice to pursue compensation for you?

Alva solicitor reviews

Levels of service offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary to a large extent.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be a good place to start when weighing up which solicitor to instruct.

Read more : Personal injury lawyer reviews

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For a wrist fracture, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?2,860 to ?3,850 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

Do you have to choose a law firm in Alva?

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

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

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

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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