A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Quittance's national network of solicitors help injury Claimants throughout the UK keep more of their compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Banknock or anywhere in the country, Quittance can are able to take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a local medical centre.

Can I make a injury claim?

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

How much can I claim?

The total compensation you are likely to get will depend on a variety of factors. Our easy to use claim calculator gives an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

Making a personal injury claim

Claims for compensation should usually be made within 3 years of an injury.

Considerable legislation is in place to support injured people who seek compensation, and our network of specialist lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to their clients with regard to the strength of their claims.

To win a personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that:

  • The Defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The Defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

The lawyer should consider how your injury claim will relate to the points.

Guidance for those looking for a personal injury solicitor

It can take many months for the majority of claims to have a settlement negotiated. Cases where responsibility is contested or the injury has had a major impact can take much longer. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), but the quality of service does vary.

Your solicitor should be someone you can trust throughout your claim to provide both expert legal guidance and practical advice.

Does the location of the solicitor matter?

As with many professional services, you do not need to choose a personal injury solicitor near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam 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.

The contrast in the level of insurance premiums and success fees between law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) can have a significant impact on your compensation.

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of £37,045 for hip or pelvis fractures needing surgery can range from £22,227 to £31,488.

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Reviews for lawyers in Banknock

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

What types of claims for compensation does Quittance handle?

Compensation can be arranged for a wide range of injuries and illnesses in Banknock and throughout Falkirk. We have helped with:

Workplace accidents

We have helped people, from gardeners to agricultural consultants, to get the compensation they deserve.

Serious injury

The Courts recognise that serious injuries will have a life-altering effect on an affected individual and their dependants. By reducing the financial pressure severe injury puts on a Claimant and their family, a compensation claim enables Claimants to focus on rehabilitation.

Our network of specialist solicitor firms engage with doctors and health professionals and insurers to make sure people impacted by serious accidents and injuries get medical and financial support.

Road traffic claims

Our group of expert lawyers have decades of experience in achieving optimum general and special damages for people injured in a car or motorbike accident in Banknock.

Accidents involving vehicles in Banknock are common. Official statistics reveal a total of 323 accidents (283 slight accidents, 37 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Falkirk local authority. In 2014 accidents decreased to 296.

Medical and clinical negligence in Banknock

Clinical negligence (at one time known as medical negligence) is when an injury is connected to a breach of the duty of care on the part of a medical professional. Quittance's panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Banknock have helped Claimants with legal action brought against health services including Victoria Memorial Cottage Hospital, 19 Glasgow Road, Kilsyth, G65 9AG.

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics underline the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most common accident at work in 2015. These types of accident are sometimes the cause of accidents filed under a different category like being struck by a falling object or a fire related accident. Public liability cases for injuries such as strained muscles suffered on pavement ice are also quite common with trips having happened on Kilsyth Rd and on High St.

No Win, No Fee Solicitors in Banknock

Lawyers looking after claims in Banknock generally act on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement.

The CFA prevents the solicitor from charging any fees if they are not successful.

Are there any additional fees?

Quittance's solicitors warrant that No Win, No Fee means you will not pay the lawyer's fees should you do not win. Click here to learn more about No Win, No Fee.

Next steps

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 correct information. Get any questions answered before you instruct.

Get answers to common questions asked by people looking for claims advice in the frequently asked questions section.

Get a injury claim started

You can begin the claim online or phone 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile).

Speak to our team for more detail about you claim. Phone us on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.