A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

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

Whether you are based in Bridge of Weir or anywhere else in the UK, our expert personal injury solicitors will take on your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

Updated: October 15, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and another person was liable, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Find out if you have a claimUse our online claim checker

Key criteria

Claims for compensation should, in the majority of cases, be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.

To win a personal injury case, your solicitor 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.

Getting your claim started sooner will enable your solicitor to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.

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Injury claims calculator

The compensation you will be awarded is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our online claim calculator provides an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

Find out how much you can claimUse our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Bridge of Weir

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants, from hotel workers to catering managers, to claim for their work related injuries.

Find out more: Injured at work compensation claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Bridge of Weir

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Bridge Of Weir are common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 324 accidents (286 slight accidents, 33 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Renfrewshire local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 317.

Our network of best of breed road traffic accident lawyers are experienced in achieving the highest compensation for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike accident in Bridge Of Weir.

Find out more: Road accident compensation

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Medical and clinical negligence in Bridge Of Weir

Medical negligence is the term for when someone suffers injury or illness as the result of a registrar, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you only want closure or answers as opposed to starting an injury claim, you could make a formal complaint. To make a formal 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 medical negligence claims

Bridge of Weir serious injury compensation

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

By relieving the stress a major injury puts on an injured person, a successful claim helps Claimants to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.

Quittance's network of solicitors have helped families collect compensation for a wide range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and illnesses categorised as serious and catastrophic include deep vein thrombosis, degloving injuries and chemical poisoning.

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

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Reported figures indicate that employee slips and trips are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of injury at work. These types of accident are quite often the forerunner to injuries recorded in another category e.g. being hit by a moving object or an animal related accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as fractured ankles experienced on raised flagstones are also quite common with recent pothole trips having happened on North St.

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Bridge of Weir 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 Bridge of Weir and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet our team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Bridge of Weir, from fast track cases to long term industrial disease. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their level of experience and their track record in winning cases.

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
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What is Quittance's track record of injury claims in Bridge of Weir?

We are a UK-wide network of expert personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire and across the UK, recover injury compensation.

Last year, we have helped 100's of injured claimants across Renfrewshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from motorbike pillion passenger accidents to injuries sustained from a fall at work.

With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, means you can focus on your recovery.

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FAQs

Can I get 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 you will never be out of pocket.

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

Compensation for a claim can take months, and even years in cases of serious injury, to be paid. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however the quality of service does vary.

Your lawyer should be someone you can trust at every step of the process to provide legal guidance and practical advice.

Do I need to instruct a local legal firm ?

The location of the firm is less relevant as cases now tend to be handled by phone, post and email.

However, you should choose a law firm with a national network as you will usually be expected to go to a medical exam.

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 serious hand injuries with full or close to full recovery, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?5,060 to ?10,725 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

What should you look for when checking Bridge of Weir solicitor reviews?

Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach taken by individual firms.

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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