A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Quittance's nationwide panel of lawyers help injury claimants throughout the UK retain more of their compensation.

Whether you live in Callander or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced personal injury lawyers will help with your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims for compensation must, in most cases, be made within three years of the date of the injury.

People with certain illnesses or conditions such as industrial deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date of diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in such circumstances.

In order to win a Callander personal injury case, your lawyer must prove:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the defendant
  • That duty was breached by the defendant
  • The defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

Calculate my compensation

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded will depend on a number of factors. Our easy to use compensation calculator provides a good idea of your potential compensation award.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Callander

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of knowledgeable injury solicitors are experienced in negotiating the best awards for claimants hurt in a car accident in Callander.

Road accidents involving vehicles in Callander are quite common. Government statistics reveal 4 fatal accidents, 66 serious accidents and 232 slight accidents in 2013 in Stirling (Total events were 302 local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 224.

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Work accident claims in Callander

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped claimants, from nurses to archivists, to claim compensation from their employer.

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Other claims we handle

Clinical and medical negligence in Callander

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are just looking for closure as opposed to financial damages, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, you can write to Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk, to make a formal complaint against NHS Forth Valley.

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Serious injury

The Courts understand that a serious injury has a life-changing impact on an injured claimant and their dependants.

Quittance's panel of expert lawyers fight hard for compensation for major injuries. This includes damages for medical expenses and care costs. Our panel of specialist lawyers have for many years helped families affected by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries and medical conditions considered by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include serious pharmaceutical error and spinal cord damage.

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Slip, trip and fall accidents

Health and Saftey Executive statistics underline the fact that slips and trips are, by some degree, the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work. Slips, trips and falls are typically related to accidents recorded in a different category e.g. being hit by an object falling from a building, when helping another person or a fire related accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like broken collarbones sustained on obstructed footpaths are also common with slips having occurred on Station Rd.

Callander 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 Callander and across the UK.

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Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Callander and including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their track record in winning claims, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor

What is your track record of injury claims in Callander?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of award winning personal injury solicitors that assists injured people in Callander, Stirlingshire and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Stirlingshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including cycling accidents and building site accidents.

Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean making a claim is as clear and straightforward 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 means you will never be out of pocket.

How to choose the right solicitor

Identifying a suitable legal team for your case is a crucial step towards claiming the best compensation award.

What is the best way to ensure you instruct the best law firm to take on your case?

The disparity in the level of success fees and ATE premiums between law firms is vast

For example the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant awarded ?67,654 for lung cancer can range from ?40,592 to ?57,505.

Further reading : How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Will you need to instruct a local lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby solicitors office is not particularly critical as cases are normally handled remotely.

You will need to go with a company that provides medical facilities near you as claimants will almost always need to go to a medical assessment.

Reviews for personal injury solicitors in Callander

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to formal and traditional. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

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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