A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Quittance's national network of solicitors help clients throughout the UK to keep more of their settlement or damages.

No matter whether you are based in Bannockburn or anywhere in the country, Quittance can are able to help with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, our expert solicitors can help you make a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like hand-arm vibration syndrome 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.

For most claims, making a successful claim involves three components. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Your lawyer should consider how your claim relates to each of these points.

What is my claim worth?

The amount of compensation you will receive is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our compensation calculator gives you a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Bannockburn

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving vehicles in Bannockburn are relatively frequent. Official statistics reveal a total of 302 accidents (232 slight accidents, 66 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Stirling local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 224. Accidents in Bannockburn in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A91 and A872 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the A872 and B8051 roundabout.

Quittance's network of professional road traffic accident (RTA) litigators have a wealth of experience in getting maximum general and special damages for claimants who have been injured in a car or motorbike crash in Bannockburn.

Find out more: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Bannockburn

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people, from building site contractors to agricultural managers, to secure financial compensation settlements.

Find out more: Accident at work claims

Other types of claim

Medical and clinical negligence in Bannockburn

Clinical negligence is the term for when someone is injured as the result of the lack of care of a consultant or other health professional. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you only want a detailed explanation of what happened as opposed to financial damages, you can raise a formal complaint. To make a complaint against NHS Forth Valley, for example, you can contact Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk.

Find out more: Clinical negligence claims

Slips, trips and falls

Officially reported data demonstrate that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the workplace. Slips and trips are sometimes lead to injuries classified under another heading such as being hit by a falling object or a quarry drowning accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as fractured ankles suffered on raised kerb stones are also quite common with kerb stone trips having occurred on Main St and on Glasgow Rd.

Serious injury

The impact of serious and catastrophic injury will be recognised by insurers and the Courts when determining what a claim is worth. Damages will lessen the financial burden and reduce stress so a claimant and their family so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Our network of expert solicitors have aided people recover damages for many chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries categorised as serious include birth negligence, chemical poisoning and concussion.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury claims

Bannockburn No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Bannockburn and across the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Bannockburn and including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are selected for their success rate in winning claims and their level of specialist experience.

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

What is your track record of claims in Bannockburn?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of expert personal injury solicitors that helps people in Bannockburn, Stirlingshire and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Stirlingshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including public place accidents and accidents in the workplace.

With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

Tips for choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

It can take several months for most minor injury claims to be settled. Claims where responsibility is contested or the injury has had a major impact can take years in some circumstances. The SRA regulate the legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they are not responsible for many issues that matter to people affected by injury, such as communication or speed.

Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your life and your recovery, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is an important first step.

The diversity in the amount of fees between lawyers is huge.

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person awarded ?26,567 for significant hip or pelvis injuries without serious permanent damage could conceivably vary from ?15,940 to ?22,582.

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Do you have to choose a solicitor in Bannockburn?

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

In general, the only aspect that needs a local service provider 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 network of medical professionals.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

What should you look for when comparing reviews for solicitors in Bannockburn?

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach offered by different 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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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