A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Our national network of lawyers help personal injury Claimants across the UK to keep more compensation.

Whether you are based in Caldercruix or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced personal injury lawyers will handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

Updated: September 11, 2016

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, our expert solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

Eligibility to claim

Injury claims should, in most cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.

In most cases, making a successful claim has three key components. It must be shown that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Getting your claim started sooner will enable supporting witness statements to be collected by your lawyer.

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Compensation Calculator

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive depends on a number of factors. Our online claim calculator gives you an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

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Road traffic accident claims in Caldercruix

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of professional road traffic accident lawyers are experienced in securing the highest settlements for people injured in a road accident in Caldercruix.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Caldercruix are not uncommon with a total of 653 accidents (575 slight accidents, 72 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Lanarkshire local authority. In 2014 the total had decreased to 633.

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Work accident claims in Caldercruix

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped self employed and employed people injured in an accident, from plasterers to art therapists, to secure financial compensation settlements.

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Other types of claim

Caldercruix serious injury compensation claims

The Courts understand that a serious injury can have a life-altering effect on a Claimant and their dependants. By relieving the financial stress severe injury puts on an injured person, an injury claim enables people to focus on their rehabilitation. Our network of specialist lawyers have helped families receive compensation for a wide range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and illnesses referred to as serious range from brain tumours to birth negligence.

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Slip and trip injuries

Recorded statistics reveal that slips and trips are still the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work. They are quite often connected to accidents categorised as something else e.g. being struck by moving machinery, when helping another person or a lake drowning accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries like bruised legs experienced on raised kerb stones are also quite common with recent trips having happened on Lauchope St and on Black St.

Medical and clinical negligence in Caldercruix

When someone sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

You can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for a formal account of what went wrong instead of claiming compensation. For example, you can contact Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Lanarkshire.

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Caldercruix 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 Caldercruix and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

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

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Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Caldercruix, including 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 injury claims.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor
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How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of handling claims in Caldercruix?

Quittance is a nationwide network of SRA regulated solicitors that helps people in Caldercruix, Lanarkshire and across the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In 2017, we have helped 100's of claimants across Lanarkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including slips and trips at work and pedestrian accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

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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.

Locating the right injury lawyer

It can take several months for the majority of claims to conclude. Injury claims for very serious injury or illness can take much longer. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however the quality of service does vary.

Given the impact your lawyer can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is an important first step.

Are Caldercruix Claimants restricted to only local solicitors?

As with many professional services, you do not need to choose a 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.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

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?".

Look into Caldercruix personal injury solicitor reviews

Service standards offered by lawyers, as with any service, can differ.

Reviews can be revealing when contemplating which solicitor to choose.

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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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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