A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Our national panel of injury lawyers help claimants across the UK retain more damages with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Bearsden or anywhere in the UK, our expert injury solicitors will take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

A claim must usually be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a slip, trip or work accident in Bearsden, a successful compensation 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

Legal and practical advice will be provided by a short, free consultation with an expert lawyer.

Calculate your compensation

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded depends on a number of criteria. Our easy to use injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Bearsden

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of accredited no win, no fee lawyers have a wealth of experience in obtaining maximum awards for people hurt in a road accident in Bearsden.

Accidents involving all vehicles in Bearsden are relatively frequent. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 122 accidents (112 slight accidents, 10 serious accidents and fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Dunbartonshire local authority. In 2014 accidents increased to 123. Accidents in Bearsden in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A739 and A809 roundabout and on the A809 and B8050 roundabout.

Read more: Road accident claim

Work accident claims in Bearsden

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people, from construction workers to applications programmers, to secure financial compensation settlements.

Read more: Work accident compensation claims

Other types of claim

Slip and trip injuries

HSE statistics demonstrate that employee slips and trips are by far the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the initiators of injuries categorised as something else e.g. being hit by machinery or a river drowning accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as pulled muscles happening on tripping on a street are also common with falls having occurred on Summerhill Rd and on Roman Rd.

Bearsden specialists for serious injury claims

Quittance's team recognise the difference compensation can make to people whose lives have been affected by serious injury. By relieving the financial pressure a serious or catastrophic injury puts on an injured person and their dependants, a claim helps claimants to concentrate on recovery. Our network of expert solicitor firms engage with the Courts and doctors, helping to ensure claimants impacted by severe accidents get the support they need. Injuries considered to be serious and catastrophic include serious pharmaceutical error and lung cancer.

Read more: Serious injury compensation claims

Clinical negligence in Bearsden

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when someone is injured as the result of a doctor, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you are just looking for a detailed explanation of what happened instead of claiming compensation. For example, to raise a complaint against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, you can contact West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow.

Read more: Medical negligence compensation claim

Bearsden No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Bearsden and the whole of the UK.

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

Meet the team

The national panel of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Bearsden, from fast track whiplash cases to serious motorcycle injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen for their level of experience and their track record in winning cases.

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

Has Quittance handled many Bearsden claims?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of expert personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people injured in Bearsden, Glasgow and throughout the UK, get compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Glasgow get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents due to poor road conditions and scaffolding accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that making an injury claim is as stress-free as possible.


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. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

What to check when selecting the right solicitor

It can take months for most claims to reach a conclusion. Injury claims for very serious injury or illness can take much longer. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, however the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, choosing a lawyer that matches your needs is vital.

The disparity in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums charged by law firms is enormous.

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person who was awarded ?80,991 for deafness might vary from ?48,594 to ?68,842.

See How to compare personal injury fees

Will you need a local legal firm ?

Going for a local firm is not very relevant as injury cases now tend to be managed remotely.

However, you should instruct a firm with medical facilities near Bearsden as you will almost always have to go to a medical assessment.

Read Bearsden solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, vary enormously.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be a good place to start if you are considering which solicitor to go with.

See Solicitor reviews

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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