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.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

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.

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.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Annan

Worker injured in accident

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

Further information: Injured at work compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Annan

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Further information: Road accident claims

Other claims

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.

Medical negligence in Annan

When a person suffers injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a doctor or other health worker, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

You could make a formal complaint if you just want a better understanding of events as opposed to financial compensation. You can write to Crichton Hall, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, for example, to make a complaint against NHS Dumfries & Galloway.

Further information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

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.

Further information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Annan No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Annan and throughout the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Annan, from more minor injury cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Chosen for their track record in winning cases, QLS's solicitors have years of experience.

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

What is your track record of injury claims in Annan?

We are a nationwide panel of expert personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Annan, Dumfries and Galloway and across the country, recover injury compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have helped hundreds of people in Dumfries and Galloway get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents on building sites and motorbike accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, enables you to focus on your recovery.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

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.

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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