A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Quittance's nationwide network of lawyers help clients across the country to retain more of their settlement or damages.

If you live in Busby or anywhere in the UK, our expert injury solicitors can take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a compensation claim?

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

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

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

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it must be proven 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.

Your solicitor will look at how your claim will relate to these issues.

Find out how much you can claim

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Busby

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of proficient road traffic accident (RTA) injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in getting optimum general and special damages for anyone who has been injured in a car accident in Busby.

Road accidents involving vehicles in Busby are quite common. Government statistics reveal a total of 120 accidents (105 slight accidents, 13 serious accidents and 2 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Renfrewshire local authority area. By 2014 the total had decreased to 110.

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Work accident claims in Busby

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted self employed or employed people, from members of the army to archivists, to claim work accident compensation.

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Medical and clinical negligence in Busby

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when someone suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you only want a better understanding of events as opposed to claiming compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, you can contact West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow.

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Busby serious injury compensation claims

The Courts understand that serious injuries can have a major effect on a claimant and their family. Quittance's network of lawyers work hard for maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, including compensation for physiotherapy and treatment.

Quittance's panel of expert solicitors have helped families receive compensation for a wide range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries categorised as serious and catastrophic include cancer, back injuries and serious pharmaceutical error.

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Slip and trip injuries

HSE statistics expose the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent accident in the workplace in 2014/15. These types of accident are typically related to accidents categorised as something else e.g. being hit by another person, a fall from height or an asphyxiation accident. Public place cases for injuries like fractured ankles happening on raised kerb stones are also common with dislodged paving slab trips having happened on Greenhill Square and on Glasgow Rd.

Busby No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Busby and throughout the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the team

Our nationwide network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Busby and have a wealth of experience in short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Selected because of their success rate in winning claims, our solicitors 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

Have Quittance solicitors handled many Busby claims?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of expert solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Busby, Renfrewshire and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we assisted 100's of claimants throughout Renfrewshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents due to poor road conditions to accidents in the workplace.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that making an injury claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Advice for potential claimants looking for a solicitor

Identifying the most suitable personal injury lawyer to assist you is your most important step towards getting the best settlement or award for your injuries.

With approximately 31 offices within 25 miles of Busby (according to the 2015 SRA database), what is the best way to make certain you choose the ideal company to instruct?

Comparing Busby personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for severe complex regional pain syndrome, for example, ranges from ?42,460 to ?67,925 (based on 2015 market data).

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Do you have to choose a law firm in Busby?

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

Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

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

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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