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?

Updated: October 19, 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, Quittance can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Eligibility to claim

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

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.

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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.

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Road traffic accident claims in Banknock

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Find out more: Road accident compensation claims

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Work accident claims in Banknock

Worker injured in accident

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

Find out more: Work accident compensation

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Other claims handled by Quittance

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.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury claims

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.

Medical and clinical negligence in Banknock

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a person is injured as the result of the carelessness of a GP or other medical professional. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want a better understanding of events rather than starting an injury claim. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Forth Valley, for example, you can write to Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk.

Find out more: Clinical negligence claim

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Banknock 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 Banknock 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 panel of QLS solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Banknock, from fast track cases to serious motorcycle injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their track record in winning claims, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience handling injury claims.

Meet the 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 you handled many Banknock claims?

Quittance is a nationwide panel of expert solicitors that assists injured people in Banknock, Stirlingshire and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In 2017, we helped hundreds of claimants in Stirlingshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from motorbike accidents to accidents at work.

Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that claiming compensation is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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FAQs

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

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.

Further reading Get a personal injury quote

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.

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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