A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Our national panel of lawyers help clients across the UK to retain more injury compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Bonnybridge or anywhere else in England or Wales, our injury solicitors will handle your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with an injury 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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Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

People with certain illnesses or conditions such as industrial deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In such cases, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is important.

In the majority of cases, making a successful claim will involve three issues. It must be shown that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

In all cases, a free phone consultation with an expert solicitor can provide answers to your questions and useful guidance.

Injury claims calculator

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our easy to use injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

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Road traffic accident claims in Bonnybridge

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of qualified no win, no fee injury lawyers are experienced in achieving the highest awards for claimants who have been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Bonnybridge.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Bonnybridge are relatively commonplace with a total of 323 accidents (283 slight accidents, 37 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Falkirk local authority district. In 2014 accidents decreased to 296.

Read more: Road accident compensation claims

Work accident claims in Bonnybridge

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people, from factory workers to charities administrators, to claim compensation.

Read more: No win, no fee work accident claims

Other types of claim

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Officially reported statistics expose the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of injury in the workplace. Slips, trips and falls are frequently the cause of accidents attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by an object falling from a ladder, when helping another person or an animal related accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as broken arms experienced on slippery pavements are also quite prevalent with recent falls having occurred on Kilsyth Rd and on High St.

Bonnybridge lawyers for serious injury claims

We recognise the critical change injury compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants. Compensation will lessen the financial load on a claimant and their dependants so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of expert solicitors have for many years aided people impacted by severe accidents. Injuries and illnesses held to be serious and catastrophic range from neck injuries to asbestos-related disease.

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Medical and clinical negligence in Bonnybridge

Medical negligence describes when someone sustains an injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you only want closure instead of injury compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can write to Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk, for example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Forth Valley.

Read more: Medical negligence compensation claim

Bonnybridge No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Bonnybridge and the whole of the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' national network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Bonnybridge and including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Selected on the basis of their success rate in winning claims, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience.

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

What is Quittance's track record of claims in Bonnybridge?

We are a UK-wide network of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that helps people injured in Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire and across the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted hundreds of claimants throughout Stirlingshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from whiplash to injuries sustained at work.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make the claims process as clear and straightforward 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. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

Finding the right injury lawyer for your claim

In most cases a injury claim can take several months to complete and for cases of serious injury, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA are tasked with regulating strictly legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they are not required to monitor many issues of interest to claimants, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Given the impact your lawyer can have on your life and your recovery, picking an injury lawyer that meets your needs is an important first step.

Do you need to select a local Bonnybridge injury lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the law firm is not especially critical as cases are normally managed by phone and email.

It is however necessary to choose a law firm that provides national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will usually have to go to a medical exam.

The diversity in the amount of success fees and insurance premiums between different firms is considerable.

As an example the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant being awarded compensation of ?43,454 for severe wrist injuries causing loss of function of the wrist can vary from ?26,072 to ?36,936.

Further reading How to compare personal injury solicitors

Check Bonnybridge solicitor reviews

Service levels provided by solicitors vary enormously.

Researching online reviews is a great place to start when considering which solicitor to go with.

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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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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