A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Our nationwide network of lawyers help Claimants throughout the UK retain more injury compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Barrhead or anywhere in the country, our expert personal injury lawyers are able to assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a centre near you .

Have I got a personal injury claim?

Updated: October 22, 2016

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and another person was responsible, our expert solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

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Key criteria

Claims must be made within three years of the date of the injury in most cases.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like RSI may still be eligible for compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date of diagnosis is what is important in these cases.

To win a Barrhead personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

The solicitor can take you through each of these issues and should explain how they apply to your claim.

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How much can I claim?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded will depend on a number of points. Our online claim calculator gives you an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

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Work accident claims in Barrhead

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people injured in an accident, from office workers to agricultural managers, to claim maximum compensation.

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Road traffic accident claims in Barrhead

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of expert road traffic accident (RTA) legal advisors have decades of experience in fighting for the best damages for anyone who has been injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Barrhead.

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Barrhead are relatively frequent. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 120 accidents (105 slight accidents, 13 serious accidents and 2 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Renfrewshire local authority. By 2014 accidents decreased to 110.

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Slips, trips and falls

HSE statistics show that employee slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work as a whole. Slips and trips are quite often the cause of injuries filed under a different category e.g. being hit by machinery or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as cheekbone fractures suffered on obstructed walkways are also common with dislodged paving slab trips having happened on Cross Arthurlie St and on Barrhead.

Clinical negligence in Barrhead

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of a GP or other medical professional's carelessness. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you are just looking for closure rather than a compensation award, you could make a formal complaint. For example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, you can write to West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow.

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Serious injury experts acting in Barrhead

Quittance understand the difference a successful claim can make to the lives of people impacted by severe injury. A claim should ease the financial burden and reduce stress so an injured person and their family enabling them to focus on rehabilitation. Our panel of solicitor firms have helped families collect compensation for a range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as serious include deep vein thrombosis and radiation exposure.

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Barrhead 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 Barrhead and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

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Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' national network of solicitors handle all types of claims in Barrhead, including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their specialist expertise and their track record in winning cases.

Meet more of the QLS 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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What is your track record of claims in Barrhead?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of specialist personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Barrhead, Renfrewshire and across the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

We have helped 100's of injured claimants across Renfrewshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including road accidents and industrial disease.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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FAQs

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Help for potential Claimants looking for a solicitor

You will be in contact with your legal representative for a long period of time, from several months for minor injuries to over a year for matters involving serious injury. The SRA regulates all solicitors, but service levels can vary.

Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, picking an injury lawyer that meets your needs is a crucial first step.

The variation in success fees and ATE premiums between different lawyers working on Conditional Fee Agreements often surprises prospective Claimants.

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant who was awarded ?65,727 for a serious back injury could vary from ?39,436 to ?55,868.

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Do you have to choose a law firm in Barrhead?

The majority of large firms operate nationwide, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

In most cases, the only aspect that does require a local service 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.

Injury lawyer reviews in Barrhead - Tips for comparing firms

Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

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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