A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Our nationwide network of solicitors help clients throughout England and Wales to keep more damages.

Whether you live in Bute or anywhere in the country, our lawyers can take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a claim for compensation?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and another party was liable, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions like RSI are frequently still able to claim even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In such cases, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is important.

To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must prove:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

Calculate my compensation

The level of compensation you will be awarded is based on a number of factors. Our online compensation calculator provides you with a good idea of the compensation you could win.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Bute

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people, from bricklayers to careers advisers, to get the compensation they deserve.

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Road traffic accident claims in Bute

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Bute are relatively commonplace. Gov.uk statistics show 11 fatal accidents, 51 serious accidents and 242 slight accidents in 2013 in Argyll and Bute (Total events were 304 local authority district. In 2014 accidents decreased to 255.

Our group of knowledgeable personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in securing the highest compensation for claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike accident in Bute.

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Other types of claim

Bute serious injury compensation claims

We recognise the change a successful claim makes to severely injured claimants.

By relieving the financial pressure a serious injury places on a claimant, compensation helps people to prioritise their rehabilitation.

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Slip, trip and fall accidents

Health and Safety statistics reveal that slips and trips are by far the most frequent cause of injury in the workplace. These types of accident are sometimes the precursor to accidents filed under a different category for instance being hit by tools in use, when supporting another person or an animal related accident. Public liability cases for injuries like facial scarring sustained on poorly maintained roads are also quite prevalent with incidents having happened on Watergate and on Marine Rd.

Clinical and medical negligence in Bute

Clinical negligence describes when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you are only looking for a deeper understanding of what happened instead of a compensation award, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Highland, you can contact NHS Highland, PO Box 5713, Inverness, the Highlands.

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Bute 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 Bute and across the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Bute and including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are selected for their track record in winning claims and their level of specialist 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 won many injury claims in Bute?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed solicitors that assists injured people in Bute and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have helped hundreds of people throughout Bute get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to accidents on building sites.

With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

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 to pick the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor to represent you

Usually a claim for compensation can take several months to complete and for the most serious claims, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA regulate legal advice given by all solicitors, but they are not responsible for many factors of interest to claimants, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your life and your recovery, choosing a lawyer that matches your needs is an important first step.

Will you need a local solicitor ?

Going for a local solicitor is not particularly important as cases now tend to be handled remotely.

It is however necessary to select a law firm that provides national medical centres as claimants will need to go to an independent medical examination.

The diversity in success fees and insurance premiums between different firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is enormous.

As an example the amount of compensation retained by an injured person awarded ?24,096 for a moderate pain disorder can range from ?14,458 to ?20,482.

Further reading Get a personal injury quote

Bute solicitor reviews

The quality of advice offered by lawyers, as with any service, can vary a great deal.

Reviews can certainly be a good place to start when thinking about which lawyer to instruct.

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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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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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