A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Our national network of lawyers help clients across the country to keep more compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Boness or anywhere in the country, our experienced personal injury solicitors can handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

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

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Injury claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within three years of an injury.

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as industrial deafness may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what is important in such circumstances.

To win a personal injury case, your lawyer 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 solicitor should consider how the points will relate to your injury claim.

How much compensation could I get?

The personal injury compensation you will receive will depend on a number of factors. Our claim calculator provides an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Boness

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of expert road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury lawyers have years of experience in fighting for the best general and special damages for claimants hurt in a road accident in Boness.

Find out more: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Boness

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people, from metal workers to careers consultants, to claim compensation.

Find out more: Work accident claim

Other claims we handle

Boness solicitors for serious injury compensation

Courts understand that a serious injury has a significant impact on an injured person.

By limiting the financial stress a major injury places on a claimant and their family, an injury claim allows individuals to concentrate on their rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of solicitor firms communicate with Courts and doctors, helping to ensure families impacted by major accidents get the legal and medical support they need. Injuries and illnesses which are held to be serious and catastrophic include back injuries, deep vein thrombosis and poisoning.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury claims

Slips, trips and falls

Health and Saftey Executive statistics reveal that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work. These types of accident are quite often lead to accidents attributed to other reasons for instance being hit by a reversing vehicle, a lifting injury or a toxic substance accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like pulled muscles experienced on tripping on a street are also quite common with recent pavement crack trips having occurred on Gilburn Place.

Clinical and medical negligence in Boness

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when a person suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you just want closure rather than a compensation award. You can write to Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Forth Valley.

Find out more: Clinical negligence claim

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

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet our team

The national network of QLS solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Boness, from short-term injury cases to serious road injury claims. Chosen for their track record in winning claims, our lawyers have years of experience.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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 handling claims in Boness?

We are a national panel of expert solicitors that helps claimants in Boness, Stirlingshire and across the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants across Stirlingshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from slips and trips at work to car passenger accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward as possible.


Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

What points to consider when locating the right solicitor

Instructing the most suitable PI lawyer to act for you is a crucial step towards securing the best compensation settlement for your accident.

With approximately 45 offices within 25 miles of Boness (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority website) - how can you make certain you instruct the ideal firm for your case?

Do you have to choose a lawyer in Boness?

As with many professional services, you do not need to select a personal injury solicitor near you.

In most cases, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

What should be considered when checking Boness solicitor reviews?

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

The disparity in the level of insurance premiums and success fees charged by firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is considerable.

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant accepting a settlement of ?48,404 for a very severe ankle injury could conceivably vary from ?29,042 to ?41,143.

Read more at How much can you claim?

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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