A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Our nationwide network of solicitors help clients throughout the UK retain more compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Argyll or anywhere in the UK, our experienced personal injury solicitors will assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a compensation claim?

Updated: October 6, 2016

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and another person was responsible, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Eligibility to claim

Claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within three years.

In order to win a Argyll personal injury case, your lawyer must prove 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.

A free phone consultation with a Argyll-specialist solicitor can provide answers and useful advice.

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Compensation calculator

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our claim calculator gives an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

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Work accident claims in Argyll

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted people, from soldiers to airline cabin crews, to claim compensation.

Find out more: Work injury compensation claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Argyll

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving vehicles in Argyll are common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 304 accidents (242 slight accidents, 51 serious accidents and 11 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Argyll and Bute council area. In 2014 the total had decreased to 255.

Quittance's group of lawyers are experienced in achieving the highest compensation for anyone hurt in a road accident in Argyll.

Find out more: Road accident compensation

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Other claims we handle

Slip and trip injuries

Officially reported statistics expose the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of injury at work as a whole. These types of accident are sometimes related to injuries attributed to other causes like being hit by a moving object, being trapped by something collapsing or a quarry drowning accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries such as broken collarbones suffered on pavement cracks are also quite common with falls having happened on Main St and on Main Rd.

Clinical and medical negligence in Argyll

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of a GP or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened instead of financial damages. To make a complaint against NHS Highland, for example, you can contact NHS Highland, PO Box 5713, Inverness, the Highlands.

Find out more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Serious injury specialists acting in Argyll

The impact of a serious or catastrophic injury will be acknowledged by solicitors and insurers when determining compensation. A claim should ease the financial burden and take the pressure off an injured Claimant enabling them to focus on rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of specialist solicitors work with insurance companies, the Defendant's representatives and doctors and health professionals to ensure Claimants impacted by major accidents get the legal and medical support they need. Injuries and medical conditions which are held to be catastrophic or serious include back injuries and major surgical negligence.

Find out more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

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

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors handle every type of claim in Argyll, from more minor injury cases to catastrophic injury. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their level of specialist experience and their track record in recovering compensation.

Meet more of the QLS 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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Have Quittance solicitors won many injury claims in Argyll?

Quittance is a national panel of expert personal injury solicitors that assists claimants in Argyll, Bute and throughout the country, get compensation.

In the last 12 months, we helped 100's of injured claimants in Bute get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from cycling accidents to building site accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, mean that making an injury claim is as convenient and 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.

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

Choosing a suitable legal representation for your legal case is an important step towards negotiating the most compensation for your injuries.

How can you ensure you choose the ideal firm to instruct?

The variation in insurance premiums and success fees charged by law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements often surprises prospective Claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount retained by a successful Claimant having been awarded ?67,074 for severe knee injuries could vary from ?40,244 to ?57,012.

Additional reading How to compare personal injury solicitors

Do you need to select a local injury lawyer ?

The location of a law firm is not particularly important as cases are run remotely.

However, you should go with a law firm with national medical centres as you will usually be expected to attend a medical assessment.

Read more - Can I attend a medical centre near me?

Reviews for lawyers in Argyll

Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach taken by individual 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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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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