A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Quittance's national panel of injury lawyers help clients throughout England and Wales to retain more damages with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Cambuslang or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert lawyers are able to help with your claim and we will set up a medical at a centre near you .

Have I got a compensation claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

Claims should be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury in the majority of cases.

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as RSI are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In such cases, it is the date of diagnosis that is considered.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your solicitor must prove 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.

How much compensation can I claim?

The amount of compensation you will receive depends on a number of criteria. Our online compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could win.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Cambuslang

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Cambuslang are relatively common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 6 fatal accidents, 69 serious accidents and 544 slight accidents in 2013 in South Lanarkshire (Total events were 619 local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 657. Accidents in the Cambuslang region in 2013 included traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A749 and B759 other junction and on the dual carriageway of the A724 and A763 junction.

Quittance's group of best of breed no win no fee injury solicitors have years of experience in getting optimum damages for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Cambuslang.

Find out more: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Cambuslang

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people, from bricklayers to clinical research associates, to claim compensation from their employer.

Find out more: Work accident claim

Other claims handled by Quittance

Medical and clinical negligence in Cambuslang

Clinical negligence describes when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to a GP or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

You could make a formal complaint if you are just looking for closure or answers as opposed to a compensation award. You can write to Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Lanarkshire.

Find out more: Clinical negligence claims

Slips, trips and falls

Health and Saftey Executive figures underline the fact that slips, trips and falls are still the most frequent accident in the workplace. These types of accident are typically related to accidents filed under a different category for instance being struck by machinery, a lifting injury or an electrical discharge accident. Public place cases for injuries like torn ligaments occurring on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with pothole trips having happened on Hamilton Rd and on Glasgow Rd.

Serious injury

The lasting effect of a serious or catastrophic injury is acknowledged by Courts and insurance companies when they are determining how much compensation to pay. By limiting the pressure a serious injury places on a claimant and their dependants, an injury claim enables people to focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Our panel of expert law firms have helped claimants claim damages for a range of major injuries and conditions. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as serious include eye injuries and asbestosis.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury claims

Cambuslang 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 Cambuslang and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

Our national panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Cambuslang and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Selected for their track record in recovering compensation, our lawyers have years of experience handling injury claims.

Meet the team - click here.

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

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

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of expert personal injury solicitors that assists people in Cambuslang, Lanarkshire and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Lanarkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and building site accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and an expert team, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward as possible.

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.

Tips for choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

You will be liaising with your legal representative for a long period of time, from many months for minor and moderate injury to potentially years for claims for very severe injury. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, but the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Your legal representative should be someone you are able to rely on throughout your claim to provide practical guidance and specialist legal advice.

Comparing Cambuslang personal injury solicitors - online reviews

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before picking up the phone, looking up 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.

The variation in success fees and insurance premiums charged by lawyers working on No Win No Fee agreements is vast

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant having been awarded ?15,655 for neck injuries causing spondylosis, serious limitation of movement or permanent/recurring pain could conceivably vary from ?9,393 to ?13,306.

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Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?

You do not need to instruct a lawyer near you.

For the majority of claims, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

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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