Updated: Wednesday, 24th August 2016
Quittance's nationwide panel of lawyers help personal injury Claimants across the country to keep more of their settlement or damages with our fairer success fees.
Whether you live in Ayr or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert lawyers are able to help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a centre near you .
Making a personal injury claim
Claims for personal injury compensation must usually be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like hand-arm vibration syndrome are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In such cases, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is considered.
To win a Ayr personal injury case, your lawyer must prove that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.
Help for potential Claimants looking for a lawyer
You will be in contact with your legal representative for a long period of time, from several months for minor and moderate injury to potentially years for claims for very severe injury. The SRA are tasked with regulating the legal advice given by solicitors, however they are not responsible for many issues that matter to people affected by injury, such as speed or level of service.
Your legal representative should be someone you can rely on throughout the claims process to provide specialist legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.
Will I need to choose a local solicitor ?
The location of the solicitors office is less critical as cases are, as a matter of course, conducted remotely.
It is however necessary to go with a solicitors practice that offers national medical centres as you will usually need to attend an independent medical examination.
Further reading - Do you have a local medical centre?
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for wrist injuries causing permanent pain and stiffness could vary between £10,175 and £19,800 (based on 2015 market research).
What should you consider when checking Ayr solicitor reviews?
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from strictly professional to more casual and friendly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach taken by individual firms.
Legal cases Quittance conducts in Ayr
It is possible to make a claim for a wide range of injuries and illnesses in Ayr and throughout South Ayrshire. We can help with injuries and medical conditions including:
Quittance has assisted claims for contractors, self employed or employed people, from kitchen workers to agricultural managers, to seek financial compensation.
Medical and clinical negligence in Ayr
Clinical negligence, until recently referred to as medical negligence, is the term for when an injury or illness results from a breach of duty on the part of a doctor or medical provider. Quittance's panel of lawyers acting for South Ayrshire and Ayr have handled medical negligence compensation claims brought against hospitals including Arrol Park Resource Centre, 10 Doonfoot Road, Ayr, KA7 4DW.
Serious injury lawyers in Ayr
The lasting impact a serious injury can have will be recognised by solicitors and insurers when working out compensation.
A successful claim should lessen the financial burden and take the pressure off a Claimant and their dependants so they can prioritise rehabilitation.
Slips, trips and falls
Official figures stress the fact that employee slips and trips continue to be the most prevalent cause of injury at work in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the cause of accidents recorded in a different category such as being struck by a falling object or an electrical discharge accident. Public place litigation for injuries like cheekbone fractures suffered on poorly maintained roads are also quite common with pavement trips having occurred on Blackburn Drive and on Alloway.
Road traffic claims
Quittances network of expert road traffic accident solicitors have vast experience in fighting for the highest settlements for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorbike accident in Ayr.
Road accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Ayr are relatively commonplace with a total of 244 accidents (218 slight accidents, 22 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in South Ayrshire local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 245. Accidents in the Ayr region in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A70 and A77 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A79 and A70 crossroads.
How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors take care of compensation claims in Ayr
If your compensation claim is not won, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your lawyer means that the lawyer's fees will not be charged. Were you to win, the fees for your solicitor are paid by the Defendant.
A 'success fee' is charged by lawyers who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). The success fee is paid out of the compensation award and will be in most cases 25 percent.
Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee promise
Some solicitors may impose additional costs if they lose your case. With a Quittance injury lawyer, your No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with no catches in the small print. Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here
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 depends on possessing the right information. Get answers to your questions before you instruct a solicitor.
Find more information before picking up the phone. Find our frequently asked questions here.
Get a claim for compensation underway
You can start the injury claim online here or phone us on 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile).
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