A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Quittance's national panel of personal injury solicitors help Claimants throughout England and Wales to retain more of their compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Annan or anywhere in the country, Quittance can are able to take on your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a claim for compensation?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, our personal injury solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Compensation Calculator

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded depends on a number of criteria. Our online calculator provides you with an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

Making a personal injury claim

Considerable legislation is in place to support people planning to make a claim, and our network of injury lawyers have years of experience giving advice to their clients on the strength of their claims.

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions like RSI may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date of diagnosis is what is important in such cases.

To win a personal injury case, it must be shown that:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
  • That duty was breached by the Defendant
  • The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

Starting your claim as soon as possible will enable supporting witness statements to be collected by your solicitor.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your claim?

Compensation for a compensation claim can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be agreed. The SRA are responsible for regulating legal advice given by all solicitors, but they do not regulate many factors of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.

Your legal representative should be someone you are able to rely on at every step of the process to offer practical advice and legal guidance.

Are Annan Claimants restricted to only local lawyers?

As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a personal injury 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.

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

Comparing Annan personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the quality of service taken by individual firms.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. 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 chest injuries, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £10,175 to £14,520 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Claims we conduct

Our panel of solicitors assist clients receive compensation for a range of injury and illness.

Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Annan

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Annan are relatively commonplace. Officially reported accident data shows 12 fatal accidents, 64 serious accidents and 298 slight accidents in 2013 in Dumfries and Galloway (Total events were 374 council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 395.

Our group of professional road traffic accident personal injury lawyers have decades of experience in negotiating the highest settlements for anyone hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Annan.

Annan serious injury compensation claims

The impact of serious injury is recognised by solicitors and insurers when they are working out compensation. By relieving the pressure a serious or catastrophic injury places on a Claimant and their dependants, compensation helps people to prioritise recovery. Our panel of specialist solicitor firms work with medical practitioners and insurance providers ensuring families affected by serious accidents and injuries receive legal and medical support. Injuries and medical conditions held by the Courts to be serious range from neck injuries to asbestos-related disease.

Workplace accidents

Quittance has helped injured Claimants, from kitchen workers to advertising account planners, to claim maximum compensation.

Medical negligence in Annan

Clinical negligence (formerly referred to as medical negligence) is when there has been a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a doctor or medical professional, either private or NHS. An example might be an accident and emergency claim. Quittance's panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Dumfries and Galloway and Annan have handled medical negligence claims brought against infirmaries and hospitals including Lismore, 41A Prestonfield Road, Annan, DG12 5HJ.

Slip and trip injuries

Officially reported figures show that slips and trips are the single most prevalent cause of injury in the workplace. Slips and trips are sometimes the precursor to accidents recorded in another category e.g. being hit by tools in use or a toxic substance accident. Public place cases for injuries such as facial scarring experienced on poorly maintained roads are also quite prevalent with trips having happened on Springbells Rd and on Butts St.

Annan No Win, No Fee Solicitors

Solicitors taking care of claims in Annan and Dumfries and Galloway mostly act on the basis of a CFA or Conditional Fee Agreement, also called a No Win, No Fee agreement. The agreement prevents your lawyer from charging any fees if the case is lost.

Will I have to pay any hidden costs?

Some solicitors may charge additional costs should the claim fail. Using Quittance, No Win, No Fee is assured, with nothing extra in the small print. Read more about our No Win, No Fee

What happens next?

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get your questions answered

Making the right decision for you depends on the right information. Get any questions answered before you choose a solicitor.

Get more answers before picking up the phone. Find more frequently asked questions here.

Get started today

Call the Quittance team on 0800 612 7456 to begin your compensation claim, alternatively you can begin a injury claim here.

Contact a member of the Quittance team today to discuss your potential claim. Phone 0800 612 7456 or book a callback.