A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Quittance's nationwide panel of lawyers help Claimants across the UK to keep more of their personal injury settlement with our fairer success fees.

If you live in Auchinleck or anywhere else in England or Wales, our injury solicitors can assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

Updated: September 6, 2016

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and another person owed you a duty of care, our expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims must, in most cases, be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like asbestosis are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what is important in these cases.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a road accident or work-related illness, proving an injury claim involves three components. It must be demonstrated that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

Answers to your questions and practical guidance can be given on a short, no-obligation phone consultation with an injury lawyer.

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Injury claims calculator

The total compensation you are likely to get is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our claim calculator gives you an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

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Road traffic accident claims in Auchinleck

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Auchinleck are reasonably common. Official statistics show a total of 209 accidents (177 slight accidents, 28 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Ayrshire local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 224.

Our panel of expert road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in achieving optimum awards for people hurt in a road accident in Auchinleck.

Read more about Road accident compensation

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Work accident claims in Auchinleck

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for contractors, self employed or employed people injured in an accident, from kitchen workers to aid workers, to secure financial compensation awards.

Read more about Work accident compensation

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Other claims we handle

Serious injury

We recognise the vital change an injury claim can make to the lives of people affected by severe injury.

By relieving the pressure a serious or catastrophic injury puts on a Claimant, a claim helps them to concentrate on recovery.

Read more about Catastrophic injury claims

Slips and trips

Health and Saftey Executive data stress the fact that slips and trips are the most common accident in the workplace. They are often forerunner to injuries classified under another heading like being hit by tools in use or a toxic substance accident. Public liability cases for injuries such as broken wrists occurring on poorly maintained roads are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having happened on Logan Avenue and on Craigens Road.

Clinical and medical negligence in Auchinleck

When someone is injured due to a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you only want an explanation as to what went wrong rather than financial damages, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can write to Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire, to make a complaint against NHS Ayrshire & Arran.

Read more about Clinical negligence claim

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

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the team

The national network of Quittance solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Auchinleck, from more minor injury cases to catastrophic injury. Our solicitors are selected for their knowledge and expertise and their track record in recovering compensation.

To meet more of our 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 is your track record of claims in Auchinleck?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of expert personal injury solicitors that assists injured people in Auchinleck, Ayrshire and throughout the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we helped hundreds of people in Ayrshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including industrial disease and bike accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, enables you to focus on your recovery.

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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 choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

Choosing the most suitable PI solicitor for your legal case is your most important step towards receiving the highest compensation award.

How do you ensure you instruct the best legal practice to pursue compensation for you?

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury 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.

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Are Auchinleck Claimants restricted to only local solicitors?

Many injury lawyers operate throughout England and Wales, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

In general, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and 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.

Look into Auchinleck solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary significantly.

Online reviews is a great place to start if you are attempting to decide which lawyer best serves your needs.

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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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