A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Our nationwide panel of lawyers help clients throughout the UK to keep more damages.

Whether you live in Bellshill or anywhere in the country, our expert injury lawyers will handle your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a claim for compensation?

Updated: October 16, 2016

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and another party was at fault, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims should usually be made within a 3-year window.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your solicitor must prove 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.

Your lawyer can take you through these issues and should look at how they apply in your case.

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How much compensation could I get?

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our compensation calculator provides you with a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

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Work accident claims in Bellshill

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for Claimants, from members of the air force to advertising account planners, to claim compensation.

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Road traffic accident claims in Bellshill

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Bellshill are relatively frequent. Official statistics show 6 fatal accidents, 72 serious accidents and 575 slight accidents in 2013 in North Lanarkshire (Total events were 653 local authority. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 633. Accidents in the Bellshill region in 2013 included traffic collisions on the A721 and A725 roundabout and on the A775 and A721 roundabout.

Quittance's network of best of breed no win, no fee lawyers are experienced in negotiating the highest damages for people injured in a car accident in Bellshill.

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Other types of claim

Medical negligence in Bellshill

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term used when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you just want answers rather than a compensation award, you could make a formal complaint. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Lanarkshire, for example, you can write to Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire.

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Serious injury experts serving Bellshill

Courts understand that a serious injury can have a major effect on an injured person and their dependants. A claim should lessen the financial load and take the pressure off a Claimant and their family enabling them to focus on recovery. Quittance's network of expert lawyers have helped people affected by major accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are held by the Courts to be serious range from brain injuries to serious pharmaceutical error.

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Slips and trips

Government statistics reveal that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent accident at work. Slips and trips are quite often the precursor to injuries filed under a different category such as being hit by a falling object, being trapped by something or an asphyxiation accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as cheekbone fractures happening on pavement cracks are also common with dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on North Road and on Main St.

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Bellshill 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 Bellshill and across the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Bellshill and have a wealth of experience in short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen for their years of specialist experience and their success rate in winning claims.

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 Quittance's track record of claims in Bellshill?

We are a national panel of award winning solicitors that assists claimants in Bellshill, Lanarkshire and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants across Lanarkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including pedestrian accidents and accidents at work.

Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, make our claims process as stress-free as possible.

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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.

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

Choosing the best PI lawyer to act for you is your most important step towards successfully claiming the best compensation award.

With some 29 offices within a 25 radius of Bellshill, what is the best way to ensure you select the most appropriate law firm to act for you?

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For serious shoulder injuries, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?10,340 to ?15,510 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

What should you look for when checking Bellshill solicitor reviews?

Discussing you claim with 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 clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

Do I need to select a local Bellshill lawyer ?

The location of the firm is less important as cases now tend to be handled without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to select a solicitors practice that provides a national network as Claimants will almost always be expected to attend a medical assessment.

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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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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