A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Our national panel of lawyers help personal injury claimants across the UK to keep more of their compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Bishopton or anywhere in the country, our expert injury lawyers will assist with your claim and we will set up a medical at a local medical centre.

Can I make a injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and another person owed you a duty of care, Quittance can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims for personal injury compensation should be made within a 3-year window in the majority of cases.

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like hand-arm vibration syndrome are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in such circumstances.

To win a personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

The lawyer should explain how your claim will relate to the points.

What is my claim worth?

The total compensation you are likely to get is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our easy to use claim calculator gives an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Bishopton

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for contractors, self employed or employed people hurt in an accident, from hotel workers to careers advisers, to secure financial compensation settlements.

Find out more: Injured at work compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Bishopton

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of professional legal advisors have a wealth of experience in securing the highest settlements for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Bishopton.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Bishopton are relatively frequent. Government statistics reveal a total of 324 accidents (286 slight accidents, 33 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Renfrewshire local authority district. In 2014 accidents decreased to 317. Accidents in Bishopton in 2013 included collisions on the A726 and M898 slip road and on the dual carriageway of the M8 and M898 slip road.

Find out more: Road accident claims

Other claims handled by Quittance

Slip and trip accidents

Recorded data expose the fact that employee slips and trips are the most common accident at work in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the precursor to injuries filed under a different category such as being hit by material under pressure or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as sprained arms occurring on obstructed pathways are also quite common with incidents having occurred on Station Rd and on Bargarron Square.

Serious injury solicitors serving Bishopton

We recognise the vital change a successful claim makes to the lives of people affected by catastrophic and serious injury. The Quittance team fight for compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions. This includes compensation for long-term medical treatment and care costs.

Our network of solicitor firms have aided claimants recover damages for a wide range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as catastrophic or serious include major surgical negligence and neck injuries.

Find out more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Bishopton

When a person sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP or other medical professional, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you are just looking for a better understanding of events instead of a compensation award, you could use the NHS Resolution process. To raise a complaint against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, for example, you can write to West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow.

Find out more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

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

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

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Bishopton, from fast track cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their specialist expertise and their winning track record.

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

How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of claims in Bishopton?

We are a national network of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Bishopton, Renfrewshire and throughout the country, obtain compensation.

Last year, we helped hundreds of people in Renfrewshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including slips and trips at work and pedestrian accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that claiming compensation is 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.

Guidance for those looking for a personal injury solicitor

Instructing the most appropriate PI lawyer for your case is an important step towards claiming the best compensation settlement.

How do you make sure you select the best company to advise you?

Reviews for personal injury solicitors in Bishopton

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

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 scarring, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?6,050 to ?18,370 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

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

Do you need to choose a local Bishopton legal firm ?

The location of the law firm is not very important as injury cases are, as a matter of course, run without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to select a company that offers national medical coverage as claimants will have to attend an independent medical examination.

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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