A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Our nationwide network of solicitors help clients throughout the UK keep more personal injury compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Bonhill or anywhere else in the UK, our injury lawyers are able to take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a compensation claim?

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

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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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Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions like repetitive strain injuries are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that is important.

To win a personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate 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.

The solicitor will explain how each of the points will relate to your case.

Calculate your compensation

The injury compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a variety of factors. Our online compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could win.

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Work accident claims in Bonhill

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for claimants, from metal workers to charities fundraisers, to secure financial compensation awards.

For more information: No win, no fee work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Bonhill

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Bonhill are relatively frequent with statistics showing fatal accidents, 23 serious accidents and 145 slight accidents in 2013 in West Dunbartonshire (Total events were 168 local authority district. By 2014 the total had decreased to 135.

Our panel of expert no win no fee injury lawyers have years of experience in negotiating optimum compensation for people who have been injured in a road accident in Bonhill.

For more information: Road accident claims

Other claims

Slips and trips

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics show that slips, trips and falls continue to be the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work. Slips, trips and falls are frequently lead to accidents categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by an object falling from a ladder, when supporting another person or a harmful substance accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as fractured ankles sustained on obstructed walkways are also quite common with recent pavement trips having happened on Main St and in Ladyton Shopping Centre.

Serious injury experts in Bonhill

The long-term effect of a serious injury will be acknowledged by Courts and insurance companies when they are working out injury compensation.

By relieving the stress serious injury puts on an injured person and their family, compensation allows individuals to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation. Our panel of solicitors have aided claimants recover compensation for a range of severe conditions and injuries. Injury and illness categorised as catastrophic or serious include lung disease, major surgical negligence and brain injuries.

For more information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Clinical negligence in Bonhill

Clinical negligence describes when a person is injured due to a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want a formal account of what went wrong rather than financial damages. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, you can write to West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow.

For more information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

Bonhill 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 Bonhill and across the UK.

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

Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' national network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Bonhill and have a wealth of expertise with short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Selected because of their success rate in winning claims, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

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

Has Quittance handled many Bonhill claims?

We are a UK-wide panel of expert personal injury lawyers that assists people injured in Bonhill, Dunbartonshire and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants in Dunbartonshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including scaffolding accidents and accidents on the road.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your circumstances?

Finding the most suitable PI solicitor for your case is the most important step towards achieving the best compensation settlement.

How can you ensure you select the best one to take on your case?

Do you need to select a local lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby solicitor is less critical as injury cases are, as a matter of course, handled by phone and email.

It is however necessary to go with a solicitors' firm that provides national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will be expected to attend an independent medical examination.

Injury lawyer reviews in Bonhill - What to look for

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

The difference in insurance premiums and success fees between solicitors working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) can have a significant impact on your compensation.

As an example the amount retained by an injured person being awarded compensation of ?16,312 for ankle injuries causing some permanent problems could vary from ?9,787 to ?13,865.

See : How to compare personal injury solicitors

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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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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