A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

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

If you are based in Bishopbriggs or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can are able to assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a centre near you .

Have I got a claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, we can help you make a claim for compensation.

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the extent of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.

This calculation will factor in general damages and special damages.

General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

Special damages

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

See a list of what you can claim for:

Examples of special damages include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Find out what your claim could be worth now

Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated.

If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.

Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.

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What are the criteria for making a claim?

Injury claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.

In most cases, there are three key components to proving a claim. It needs to be shown that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

In all cases, answers and useful advice can be provided by a brief, no-obligation consultation with a Bishopbriggs-specialist solicitor.

How much can I claim?

The level of compensation you will be awarded is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our online calculator provides an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

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Road traffic accident claims in Bishopbriggs

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Bishopbriggs are relatively common. Official statistics show a total of 122 accidents (112 slight accidents, 10 serious accidents and fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Dunbartonshire council area. By 2014 the total had increased to 123.

Quittance's panel of trained no win, no fee litigators have a wealth of experience in fighting for optimum settlements for anyone injured in a car accident in Bishopbriggs.

See: Road accident claim

Work accident claims in Bishopbriggs

Worker injured in accident

We have helped claimants, from forklift drivers to barrister's clerks, to claim injury compensation.

See: Work accident compensation

Other injury claims

Bishopbriggs serious injury compensation

The lasting impact serious and catastrophic injury has is recognised by Courts and insurance companies when they are calculating injury compensation.

We fight to achieve the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, which includes reimbursement for physiotherapy and treatment.

Our network of specialist solicitor firms have aided people receive compensation for many severe conditions and injuries. Injuries categorised as serious include amputation and poisoning.

See: Serious injury claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Health and Safety figures indicate that employee slips and trips are the most common cause of injury at work. These types of accident are sometimes the cause of accidents categorised as another type of accident e.g. being hit by material under pressure, when supporting another person or a drowning accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as bruised backs happening on pavement cracks are also common with street falls having happened on Kirkintilloch Rd and on Churchill Way.

Medical negligence in Bishopbriggs

When someone sustains an injury or illness due to a doctor or other medical professional's carelessness, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you are just looking for an explanation as to what went wrong as opposed to a compensation award, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can contact West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

See: Medical negligence claim

Bishopbriggs No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Bishopbriggs and throughout the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Bishopbriggs and have a wealth of expertise with short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Selected for their track record in recovering compensation, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience winning compensation for claimants.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services 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 Bishopbriggs?

We are a nationwide network of award winning personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people in Bishopbriggs, Glasgow and throughout the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted 100's of claimants across Glasgow get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents in the workplace and car accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and expert advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 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 that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your claim

Choosing the most appropriate law firm for your legal matter is a critical step towards achieving the most compensation for your accident.

With approximately 31 offices within 25 miles of Bishopbriggs - how can you ensure you instruct the ideal solicitors' practice for your specific circumstances?

Will you need to instruct a local Bishopbriggs lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the solicitors office is not especially critical as injury cases are typically run remotely.

You will need to go with a solicitors' firm that has a national network as you will usually have to go to an independent medical examination.

Bishopbriggs personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by solicitors can vary.

Online reviews can be revealing if you are trying to decide which lawyer to choose.

Read more Personal injury solicitors reviews

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for emphysema, for example, ranges from ?44,275 to ?56,650 (based on 2015 market data).

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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