A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Quittance's national network of lawyers help clients throughout the UK retain more compensation with our fairer success fees.

If you live in Bargeddie or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert personal injury lawyers can take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a compensation claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as hand-arm vibration syndrome are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that matters.

In order to win a Bargeddie personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the defendant
  • That duty was breached by the defendant
  • The defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

Answers and both practical and legal advice can be provided by a short, free consultation with an injury lawyer.

Calculate my compensation

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our easy to use calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Bargeddie

Worker injured in accident

We have helped injured claimants, from members of the air force to aid workers, to claim maximum compensation.

Read more: Injured at work compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Bargeddie

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving all vehicles in Bargeddie are relatively commonplace. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 653 accidents (575 slight accidents, 72 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Lanarkshire local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 633. Accidents in the Bargeddie area in 2013 included car crashes on the A8 and M73 roundabout and on the A89 and A752 roundabout.

Our network of skilled no win, no fee legal advisors have decades of experience in obtaining the highest damages for people hurt in a car accident in Bargeddie.

Read more: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other claims handled by Quittance

Slips, trips and falls

Officially reported statistics highlight the fact that slips and trips are the single most prevalent cause of injury at work in 2014/15. Slips and trips are frequently the cause of injuries classified under another heading such as being hit by an object falling from a vehicle, being trapped by something collapsing or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place claims for injuries like bruised backs experienced on potholes are also quite prevalent with recent trips having happened on Thorniewood Rd and on Rosebank Terrace.

Bargeddie serious injury compensation claims

The lasting impact of serious injury will be recognised by Courts when they are determining injury compensation.

Damages should lessen the financial load and take the pressure off a claimant and their family so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

Read more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Clinical negligence in Bargeddie

When a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

You could make a formal complaint if you just want the hospital to explain what happened rather than claiming compensation. To make a formal complaint against NHS Lanarkshire, for example, you can write to Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire.

Read more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

Bargeddie No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Bargeddie and throughout the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Bargeddie, from relatively minor claims to catastrophic injury. Selected on the basis of their success rate in winning claims, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor

How much experience do you have of winning claims in Bargeddie?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that helps people in Bargeddie, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK, get compensation.

Last year, we assisted hundreds of people in Lanarkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to accidents in the workplace.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

You will be liaising with your solicitor for a long period of time, from many months for less serious injuries to over a year for matters involving serious injury. The SRA are responsible for regulating strictly legal advice given by solicitors, but they do not regulate many issues of interest to claimants, such as communication or speed.

Your solicitor should be someone you can rely on throughout the claims process to provide specialist legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.

Does the location of the solicitor matter?

As with many professional services, you do not need to choose a lawyer near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider 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 diversity in the amount of insurance premiums and success fees between different law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is significant.

E.g. the amount of compensation retained by a claimant accepting a settlement of ?12,927 for serious shoulder injuries can vary from ?7,756 to ?10,988.

Further reading - How to compare personal injury fees

Personal injury solicitor reviews in Bargeddie - What to consider

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from formal and traditional to sympathetic. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels taken by individual 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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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