A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Quittance's national panel of solicitors help claimants across the UK to retain more injury compensation with our fairer success fees.

If you are based in Biggar or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced personal injury lawyers will assist with your claim and we will set up a medical report at a centre near you .

Can I make a personal injury claim?

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

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims for compensation should usually be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.

In order to win a Biggar personal injury case, your lawyer must prove:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

Compensation Calculator

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use claim calculator provides an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Biggar

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of skilled no win no fee legal advisors have years of experience in achieving optimum settlements for people injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Biggar.

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Biggar are relatively common. Official statistics reveal 6 fatal accidents, 69 serious accidents and 544 slight accidents in 2013 in South Lanarkshire (Total events were 619 council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 657.

Further information: Road accident claim

Work accident claims in Biggar

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for people injured in an accident, from warehouse assistants to automotive engineers, to claim compensation.

Further information: Work accident claims

Other injury claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Biggar

When a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

You can raise a formal complaint if you only want an explanation as to what went wrong instead of starting an injury claim. For example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Lanarkshire, you can contact Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire.

Further information: Medical negligence claims

Serious injury solicitors handling cases in Biggar

Quittance understand the critical change compensation will make to the lives of people who have been impacted by catastrophic and serious injury. Quittance's panel of expert lawyers fight to get compensation for severe injury and illness. This includes damages for medical expenses and care costs. Quittance's network of specialist law firms for many years have helped people affected by severe accidents. Injuries held by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include deep vein thrombosis and eye injuries.

Further information: Serious injury claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Government figures indicate that slips and trips are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of injury at work in 2015. Slips and trips are sometimes the initiators of injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes like being struck by machinery, being trapped by something or a toxic substance accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like broken shoulders happening on pavement cracks are also quite prevalent with trips having occurred on Townhead Croft and on Main St.

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

Read more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Biggar and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their professionalism and their winning track record.

Meet the 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 claims in Biggar?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of SRA regulated solicitors that assists injured people in Biggar, Lanarkshire and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants across Lanarkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including motorbike accidents and accidents in the office.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and specialist advice, make our claims process as convenient and 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. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

Help for potential claimants looking for an injury lawyer

Finding the most appropriate personal injury lawyer for your case is your most important step towards obtaining the highest compensation settlement for your accident.

How do you ensure you select the best law firm to instruct?

The diversity in the amount of personal injury success fees and insurance premiums between firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is enormous.

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant having been awarded ?43,453 for severe wrist injuries causing loss of function of the wrist might vary from ?26,072 to ?36,935.

See How much compensation can you claim?

Read Biggar personal injury solicitor reviews

Service standards provided by lawyers, as with any service, can vary significantly.

Online reviews can help build a picture when mulling over which solicitor to select.

Read Quittance reviews

Do you need a local lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby solicitors office is not especially relevant as cases are typically managed without the need to meet the solicitor.

However, you should go with a solicitors' firm with national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will usually 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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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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