A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Our nationwide network of lawyers help injury claimants throughout England and Wales to retain more of their compensation.

Whether you are based in Beith or anywhere in the UK, Quittance can manage your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims should usually be made within a three-year window.

In order to win a Beith personal injury case, it must be proven 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

Starting your claim sooner should allow the lawyer to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.

Calculate my compensation

The personal injury compensation you will receive is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our easy to use claim calculator gives you an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Beith

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Beith are relatively frequent. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 240 accidents (200 slight accidents, 35 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Ayrshire local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 244. Accidents in Beith in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the A737 and B777 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A737 and B706 junction.

Our panel of no win no fee lawyers have years of experience in negotiating the highest settlements for anyone hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Beith.

Further information: Road accident compensation claims

Work accident claims in Beith

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for contractors, self employed or employed claimants, from soldiers to analytical chemists, to secure financial compensation awards.

Further information: Work accident compensation claims

Other claims

Medical negligence in Beith

Clinical negligence is the term for when someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of a registrar, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you only want a formal account of what went wrong instead of injury compensation. For example, you can contact Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire, to make a formal complaint against NHS Ayrshire & Arran.

Further information: Medical negligence compensation claims

Serious injury experts serving Beith

Quittance's team understand the critical difference a compensation claim can make to people impacted by serious injury. A successful claim will ease the impact of bills other financial issues and reduce stress so a claimant and their family enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation. Our network of solicitors for many years have aided families impacted by serious accidents. Injury and illness held to be serious range from lung disease to serious psychiatric harm.

Further information: Serious injury compensation claims

Slips and trips

Officially reported statistics highlight the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent accident in the workplace. Slips, trips and falls are often the cause of injuries categorised as another type of accident like being hit by a runaway vehicle or an electrocution accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like pulled muscles happening on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having occurred on Eglinton Street.

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

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet our team

Our nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Beith and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen for their professionalism and their winning track record.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

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

What is Quittance's track record of claims in Beith?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Beith, Ayrshire and across the country, recover injury compensation.

Last year, we have assisted hundreds of claimants throughout Ayrshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to workplace accidents.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, enables you to focus on your recovery.


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.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor to represent you?

Instructing the most suitable solicitor to act for you is a critical step towards receiving the best compensation award.

With some 31 offices within a 25 radius of Beith (according to the 2015 SRA database), how do you make sure you choose the most appropriate legal practice to act for you?

Will you need to select a local solicitor ?

Going for a local solicitor is not very relevant as cases are typically handled without the need to meet the solicitor.

It is however necessary to go with a law firm with medical facilities near you as you will have to go to a medical assessment.

The difference in insurance premiums and success fees between solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is huge.

For example the amount of compensation retained by an injured person awarded ?26,568 for significant hip or pelvis injuries without serious permanent damage could conceivably vary from ?15,941 to ?22,583.

Further reading Compare solicitors quotes

Beith personal injury solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by solicitors vary considerably.

Online reviews can certainly be revealing if you are mulling over which solicitor to choose and which considerations are most important to you.

See : Personal injury 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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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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